Planning Stages Pt3: The Nitty Gritty

After all the curriculum dust has settled, this is what our daily schedule looks like. (Always subject to change šŸ™‚ ) I’ve listed things in the basic order that we do them during the school day. School lasts about 2 hours, and sometimes 3 if we’re having fun doing a special project. I keep most lessons in the 10-15 time frame recommended by Charlotte Mason.

Morning Circle

Couch School

  • Character Lessons: Song, definition, memory verse and go-along Bible story
  • Five in a Row book selection and/or go-along books


  • RightStart Math, Level B (daily) – usually .5 lessons a day
  • All About Spelling (daily) – learning to read
  • Italic Handwriting (daily)
  • Awana workbook, memory verse (daily)
  • Five in a Row (daily) – includes lapbook projects
    • Monday: Geography/Social Studies
    • Tuesday: Language Arts
    • Wednesday: Art
    • Thursday: Applied Math
    • Friday: Science and Lapbook
  • “Fun” workbox activities (1 or 2 boxes daily)

Wednesdays are a bit different because that’s when we hold our Creativi-Tea Party! We follow the same schedule, except we save the FIAR art workbox for last. Then I whip up a pot of tea and yummy finger foods, crank up the classical music, and we talk a bit more in depth about the art prints and composer we are studying. I read a poetry selection from Favorite Poems Old and New, and we work on our FIAR art project(s) for the week.

That’s it! If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment and I’ll be happy to reply. šŸ™‚


One thought on “Planning Stages Pt3: The Nitty Gritty

  1. Karla

    Thank you so much for posting this…out of all the schedules I have seen I definately thought yours was fun and just easy to accomplish! Great Job!!

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