UPDATED HOMESCHOOL SCHEDULE 3/28/2020

Below is the Garnica family homeschool daily schedule that we follow Monday through Thursday, year-round with one week breaks every three months (12 weeks). We also take-off regular US holidays and birthdays.

So what changed? David and I decided to alternate Language Arts and Science/Social studies. Now Language Arts will take place Monday and Wednesday while Science/Social Studies will take place on Tuesday and Thursday.

Also, American Sign Language (ASL) has been added to our daily schedule. I believe ASL is an amazing language that is beneficial at all ages. Azaliah first learned ASL when she was a baby so she could communicate what she wanted versus crying. This worked fabulously. Unfortunately, I didn’t teach Amaziah sign language when he was a baby. Though I only allotted 15 minutes of dedicated study time for ASL, we use what we know all throughout the day.

They ASL curriculum that we follow is absolutely free! Bill Varcas is hard of hearing (HOH) and is an amazing, funny professor. There is a paid program so if your High School student needs foreign language credits then you can pay a very low payment. The free and paid version is exactly the same, but the paid version is designed to offer credit and a certificate of completion.

CURRICULUMSUBJECTSTART TIMEEND TIMETOTAL TIME
ABECEDARIANREADING9:00 AM9:25 AM25 min
ABECEDARIANWRITING/SPELLING9:30 AM9:55 AM25 min
MBTPLANGUAGE ARTS (M,W) SCIENCE/SOCIAL STUDIES (T,TH)10:00 AM10:45 AM45 min
RIGHTSTART MATHMATH10:50 AM11:35 AM45 min
FABER PIANO ADVENTUREPIANO11:40 AM11:55 AM15 min
LIFE PRINTASL12:00 PM12:15 PM15 min
SUMMITBIBLE STUDIES5:00 PM5:45 PM45 min
TIME3 hrs 35 min
GARNICA FAMILY DAILY HOMESCHOOL SCHEDULE (updated 3/28/2020)

At first glance it may seem like a lot, but we are only instructing four days a week for 3 hours and 35 minutes a day. Compare this to the 6.5+ hours a day, five days a week that public or private school students have not including getting up, riding the bus to school, sitting in school, and riding the bus home, homework or extracurricular activities.

Also, homeschooling means a 1:1 teach experience and on really great days with both of available, 2:1. Public school have an average 1:30 teacher-student ratio. So you see, you can get a lot more done in a small amount of time since there learning is focused on less students.

What does your homeschool daily schedule look like?

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