Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Planning a new routine for 2013

After being ill all over the Christmas break, I have finally got my head back in the game. One thing that really struck me when I was planning was how much my girls love a routine - I don't know where I slipped up on this one or how I forgot but when I reintroduced it today it was eagerly accepted : )

Our new routine is fairly loose but here goes:

Monday - project day. They can learn about anything they wish, my only criteria for the day is they do a mini maths activity and some reading.
I love this idea because it can incorporate so many different thing and plays to each of their strengths - the girls have already planned what they want to do next Monday; Rose will be writing a book, Sunflower wants to learn about mythical creatures, Tulip want to make stamps and Rose wants to learn baking.

Tuesday - Friday. 
9-12 is learning time followed by lunch and outdoor playtime. 
1:00 - 1:30 is reading/quiet time (non readers can do puzzles or colouring).
1:30 - 3:00 will be for Art, Music, Swimming or Spanish depending on the day.
Thursday morning will be an exception as they have a class from 11-1.

I am hoping they stay happy with this structure because it makes time for all the activities I keep forgetting to do (like official art lessons as opposed to 'lets get the paint out') 

How do you structure your day?


Mary said...

Sounds like a good plan!

We just changed up our schedule a bit too.

Julia Camen said...

I'm curious on the project day - how do you facilitate their learning projects? Does it require you to plan activities? Are they on their own? I'd love to hear more about it.

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