Friday, August 24, 2007

Our School Schedule

I blogged here about using Ambleside Online this year. I showed examples of our first week's work here. I thought I would share how we break up and schedule the work from AO. Keep in mind that we are doing a combination of Year 1 and Year 2.

This is our first term's schedule (12 weeks). Some books change after that, so I will post the next term's schedule when we get there (and I've actually set it!).


I have highlighted the the things we do together. I try to alternate things that will require individual attention. So, while I help Robert with math, Ruth works on Bible and copywork. I also alternate things that require them to read the same book. Believe me, having them read the same book at the same time would not work. :)

I have found as we work through the schedule that some of these things don't take as long as I have scheduled. However, I like having the wriggle room for things that end up taking longer, so I'm just leaving it as is for now. Any changes eventually made will not be drastic.

Afternoons are for physical activity, reading, chores, instrument practice, any art projects we may do, and other things along that line.

3 comments:

Tami, part-time blogger - full time scrapbooker said...

Rhonda,

Your schedule rocks! It is so thorough yet simple. You have done an amazing job organizing all the Ambleside readings. Looks like a it will be a great year!

: )
Tami

my5wolfcubs said...

I think your schedule looks great too. I'm feeling jealous again! How old are your children?
Lee (from the WTM board)

Rhonda said...

Lee,

My children are 4th and 5th grade. This schedule is working extremely well for us. :)

Rhonda