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    Quote Originally Posted by farrarwilliams View Post
    How many hours per day do you spend actually schooling on average?

    We've been homeschooling since kindergarten. My kids are starting 8th grade. This has varied so much that it's hard to answer. In early elementary, an hour, sometimes even less. Nowadays, more like five or six hours, but that includes a break for lunch and we're honestly not that efficient.

    Do you have a set daily schedule?

    Nope. We have never had a set schedule. That works for some people, but not for us. We've done different things over the years to organize our days. We have routines. Again, this varies a lot based on age and the child and parents needs and style. Right now, I put work in my kids' planners and they do it mostly in whatever order they like.

    Do you assign homework?

    No. Not unless you count reading before bed.

    On a typical day, do you go from one subject to another to get it all done, Or do you spread out each subject making the day longer? (Didn't know how to phrase that one).

    Again, this has varied for us. Mostly we just go through it all, with some breaks. However, you'll find that there are a lot of ways to do it and no right way. Some homeschoolers do everything before lunch. Some do a loop schedule. So go based on time (thirty minutes of something and you stop, period) others go by lesson and it takes as long as it takes.


    ^^ yeah basically Farrar answered for me.

    The only difference is that sometimes I present stuff quickly and then tell them to work on their own.. so..it's sort of like homework but it isn't. Usually so I can go do something else.
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    For us this varies day to day and student to student and year to year. We can spend anywhere from a few hours to 7 or 8 hours in a day depending on what is going on. We have sometimes had schedules that are the order that courses are to be completed but not specific times...so do this first, then this, then lunch...but not ever anything like...do this at 10:00-10:45 as that just wouldn't work for our family. I do assign homework which is usually working on memory work to have it prepared or finishing certain projects that we started in class. We usually go over the schedule or plan for the next day the night before.

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