Last week I posted a schedule of weekly themes and activities that I’m hoping to do with the girls this summer. Since then, I have been trying to work out a daily schedule for us to follow. Here is what I’ve put together for my girls so far.
7:30 A.M. Breakfast
8:00-9:00 A.M. Make beds, get dressed, complete any other chores
9:00-10:00 A.M. Independent work: read books on theme, do writing activity, study memory verse, practice piano
[This is the time in which I would hope to be able to get any of my daily blogging activities accomplished.]
10:00–10:30 A.M. Go over independent work with me, research together on the Internet any questions they may have from their reading
10:30-11:30 A.M. Play outside (weather permitting)
11:30 A.M. Lunch (Girls to help me prepare it)
12:30–1:00 P.M. Work on Spanish or watch video/dvd on that week’s theme 1:00–2:00 P.M. Play inside
2:00-2:40 P.M. Computer time (each girl gets twenty minutes to play games on the computer)
2:45 P.M. Snack
3:00 P.M. Complete any chores left to be done, then free time
I want to get my daughters more involved in helping out in the kitchen this summer, so I hope to have them helping me prepare lunch daily and supper at least several times a week. I like to have the girls in bed no later than 9:00 P.M. even during the summer.
My goal is to be able to keep this schedule consistently at least 3–4 days a week. Monday will be our grocery shopping and library day. I am sure I will have to go out at least one other day each week to complete other errands, but am hoping to combine them all into one trip. We will also want to have friends over here and there, but this is at least a basic outline to get us started and we’ll adjust as needed.
On another topic, as I noted above, I would like to have the girls, especially my older daughter, begin learning Spanish (other then the few words she’s picked up from Dora the Explorer!) I’m going to see what’s available at our library, but if you can recommend any language learning programs, I’d love to hear about them!
linked to Tackle It Tuesday, Talk About Tuesday and Works for Me Wednesday.
I have made a similar schedule as well. I hope I am able to keep to it.
That is great! I wish I was so organized. With a baby things can be so unpredictable! I also have three other kids, so our house can be chaotic. Check out my Tackle It Tuesday here.
Amber @ Classic Housewife says
Good schedule! We had (for a while, not sure when/why we abandoned it..) a loose schedule for the day a like that. Even when something intervened it still helped the flow of the day to have a plan “We do this, then that, followed by this” that kept the day moving and prevented us from wasting the day away.
I think perhaps I should do this again. I think, perhaps, my husband might appreciate it. =0)
Hoosier Homemade says
That looks like a good schedule! Have a great summer!
The Animator's Wife says
This is a great plan for a very successful summer! Have fun!
your schedule made me smile because I have a 14 year old who still likes to get up early and a 17 year old who would happily sleep till noon every day if I let him. The idea of getting him up at 7:30 is funny! And anyway, by the time our summer starts he'll actually be 18, scary thought!
Janis @ SneakPeek says
Our schedule consists mainly of feedings, play time, therapy session & many, many doctor appointments, but I would be LOST with out it.