We are very much a routine type of a family. I believe our whole family strives on structure. We are not so much time sensitive, but everything happens in the same order each day during the school year. Everyone knows want to do next and there are no excuses.
Our school schedule
We start around 9:00 am
Copywork/spelling/phonics with 2nd grader
15 min clean up
Five in a Row with the younger ones
Phonics with preschooler
Naptime for younger ones
Read A Loud
Quiet time for me while the boys finish up all unfinished school and complete chores.
I try to do all my housework in between lessons.
This is our school schedule in a nut shell. The boys work on projects and handi-work during quiet time. The TV is not on until 3:30p after all work/chores are completed. Also, I only allow the boys to play video games on the weekend if they had a good school week ~ meaning completing all work/chores with a cheerful attiitude to the best of their abilities. I know I am a meanie!