I'm just trying to plan how it all kind of fits together. The only thing we have really set in stone is a co op class on every other Wednesday from 1:30-2:30, which means we will be gone from 1-3ish, and on the opposite Wednesday sometimes a field trip with the co op.
So what do you do? Math and spelling every day? History T and Th?
I generally gave the kids an on level spelling test once a year. If they did well, no more spelling for the year. That's usually how it went too, they did great. I don't believe that regular tests in spelling work well. I do believe that writing and reading help spelling more naturally.
My kids could pretty much decide what they wanted to do each day. If they wanted to do five math lessons for some reason and no history one day, that was fine. As long as it was all done and turned into me by 5 p.m. Thursday. We tried to take Fridays for park days and what not.
Daily will be Math, Phonics/Grammar, writing and reading. History will be 2-3 days a week depending on how we need to break it up. Spanish might be everyday, not sure yet how that one will work. Science will be 1-2 times a week. Art will be whenever we are working on a project for one of the other subjects so it could be daily, or once a week. "PE" will also be daily.
This is a tentative schedule as I haven't gotten all my books in yet so I might have to modify it. This is what I am planning so far though.
I'm still working on this for fall, but my plan so far is:
Every day: Math, spelling, literature/reading, second language, religion
Now, the aforementioned subjects are her "at home" subjects. At co-op (every monday - full day) she is taking science (two sciences: engineering and anatomy), art, and writing. These will carry over to home and she will have daily homework in those classes, from what I understand, so I try to keep that in mind when scheduling (that I need to leave about 2 hours free for co-op homework daily).
ETA: She will have weekly Skype lessons (music) with my FIL (he's a private music teacher in the philly area), and needs to set aside an hour a day (or so) to practice her accordion and piano.
I have no idea! I am wondering how to set my schedule up for next year. This past year we really only focused on Math and Reading since they were coming out of public school and I feel that they needed some down time.
This next year I am thinking something like this:
M-F: Math, L.A. (spelling, grammar, reading)
Tu/Thur.: Handwriting and Spanish
M/W/F: Science and History
I am not as focused on making Art, Music, or PE separate classes. They will do Art when working on projects and they will be taking piano lessons. They are also very active in sports (baseball, track and field, ballet).