Rhythm & Time Management..Revisted in 2014




Now, that summer is ending and our school year is about to start; it is imperative that we have our weekly rhythm in order. The first step in creating a rhythm that works for you & your family is to write down your typical day. I am starting here because to be honest I do not think we a have clear idea of all that we do until we put pen to paper and write it down.  Many of us let our days run us; hopefully we can show you how to run your day.


The night before preparation:

  • Get grains soaking
  • Logan & Sophia get clothes picked out for Monday’s co-op
  • Gather all supplies( backpacks, lunch pails etc. for Monday’s co-op)
  • Mom have all your teaching materials together for co-op. (this is the first year I have decided to teach:)
  • Coffee set to start brewing at 6am!


 A typical Monday School Year 2014-2015

6:30am- Rise & Shine Mommy

6:30-7:30am- Prepare breakfast(this year I have decided to have breakfast prep the night before so I am not spending to much time in the kitchen.

7:15- Kids start to rise.

7:15-8:00-Children dress/wash for co-op

8:00-:8;30-Breakfast is served.

8:40- Leave for co-op

9:00-2:00- We are at co-op

2:30-4:30- Down time for all of us (read handwork, music or nap)

4:30-5:30- Dinner time (we eat early on soccer & basketball practice days)

6:00-8:00 Two practices (soccer for Sophia & Basketball for Logan)

8:20-9:00 Showers & Snacks

9:15-9:45 Sophia gets ready for bed & 30min’s of reading with Mom.

9:15-9:45 Logan reads his book for weekly Book Club.

10:00 Lights Out for EVERYONE

I will also show our rhythm for the day when we are not headed to co-op tomorrow.

Your greatest resource is your time. ~Brian Tracy

6 thoughts on “Rhythm & Time Management..Revisted in 2014

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  2. This is great. I think it is so good to put travel time into your day – especially if you live in the Boonies like we both do! I know you know this well, but a 45 minute music lesson takes 2 hours of my day when you schedule travel time and the time it takes to get everyone in the car.

    • The travel time is important, because as you mentioned it takes a lot of our time. The time that is lost on travel needs to be compensated for in our daily rhythm. I am constantly saying where does the time go, but when I looked at all my travel time the answer came to me pretty quickly.

  3. I do not have a pre-teen–I’m schooling an 8.5 and 7 year old (with a toddler along for the ride–but I am looking forward to these six weeks about rhythm. I’m new at homeschooling and the daily rhythm will be a challenge for me, I can tell already. Thank you for sharing your experience.

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