This year we’re trying something that’s kind of new for us: an actual year round homeschool schedule.
We’ve always been year-round homeschoolers (sort of), because we don’t actually take a summer break. But this is the first year that I’ve actually sat down and planned to teach lessons the whole year.
If you’re interested in year-round homeschooling, take a look at our year-round homeschool schedule for 2015-16!
2015-16 Year Round Homeschool Schedule
The reason we’re embarking on a true year round schedule this time around is because I’m planning to become a full-time minister. Since I’ll be spending around 70 hours a month in our Bible ministry, I’ll be trying to do the bulk of my ministry during temperate months and NOT in the heat of summer…lol.
As a result, we’ll be doing the bulk of our homeschooling in the summer. And – in speaking to some other homeschoolers, I’m not the only one taking that approach. Summertime here is just too hot to do anything and most of the recreational facilities are packed with public schoolers during summer anyway, so…summer school it is!
One other note: I no longer use timed scheduling. I’ve done that in the past and it just does not work for our family. We do much better when we have a general rhythm to our day.
Here’s our year round homeschool schedule:
September – April:
Tuesday: Unit Study, ELA, Math, Science, P.E.
Thursday: Unit Study, ELA, Math, Geography, P.E.
Friday: Unit Study, ELA, STEM, Logic, P.E.
May – August:
Monday: Unit Study, ELA, Math, Science, P.E.
Tuesday: Unit Study, ELA, Math, History, P.E.
Thursday: Unit Study, ELA, Math, Foreign Language, P.E.
Friday: Unit Study, ELA, STEM, Art/Music, P.E.
And that’s it! Have any of you tried a year round homeschool schedule? What adjustments did you have to make along the way? Share your experiences in the comments!
This post is part of the 2015 “Not Back to School Blog Hop” from iHomeschool Network! Click on over to read how my fellow bloggers are getting ready to NOT go back to school this year!