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Carrie’s Past Schedule for High School, MTMM, PHFHG, & LHFHG

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Dear Carrie

Could you please share your past schedule for MTMM, PHFHG, and LHFHG, along with your oldest son piloting a high school guide?

I have used your past Heart of Dakota schedules to make my own schedules. The schedules have been such a help! Though my schedules aren’t exactly the same, I use yours as a template. I remember a post a long time ago that you did around 2012, I believe. You had not written your high school guides yet, but your oldest son was piloting much of what you ended up writing in the guide. Your other sons were using MTMM, PHFHG, and LHFHG. My children will be using these guides soon. I want to print your schedule and pattern mine after it. Could you please share your past schedule for these guides? Thanks in advance!

Sincerely,

“Ms. Please Help Me Use Your Past Schedule to Plan My Future Schedule”

Dear “Ms. Please Help Me Use Your Past Schedule to Plan My Future Schedule,”

I’d be glad to help by posting my past schedule for 2012-2013! Blessedly, I found that past schedule on the Heart of Dakota Message Board. I shared general tips about my schedule at the start of the post. Then at the end, I posted my detailed schedule for each son. As you read about that past schedule on the Heart of Dakota message board, I’ll share the post in its entirety below, in the hopes that it will help you plan your future schedule!

General Schedule Tips

I’ll just share that I try hard to stick to the start, end, breakfast, lunch, and recess times routinely in our days. The other time increments I view as guidelines that fluctuate, however those guidelines do help me know if I am lagging way behind in my day. So, for me the times listed really help keep me moving forward on track.

Schedule Tips to Keep the Day Moving

If I see a child (or multiple kiddos) are falling way behind in their day, I jump in and help them catch up. To do this, I might do all of an English lesson orally, assigning none to be done on paper. Or, I may write out the math problems from the textbook to help the child move more quickly. I might downsize a math assignment a bit if needed. Or, I might put away or set out a child’s materials open to needed pages to move him along.

I may write a younger child’s answers to DITHR, while he dictates them to me to save time. Or, I might sit right by a child pointing out text or redirecting while he works to keep him on task. I might read directions aloud from an older child’s guide while he follows them, or I might send the kiddos for a much needed break while I quickly check their work to see why they might have fallen behind. Anyway, these are just a few ideas of how you can partner with your kiddos to keep them on track and happily moving through their day.

Our Schedules for Piloting High School, MTMM, PHFHG, and LHFHG

Below find our schedules for the 2012-2013 school year. Cole was in his junior year of high school, piloting much of our high school plans for the new high school guides. Shaw was doing MTMM. Greyson was doing Preparing. Beau was doing LHFHG. All of the boys finished their guides by the end of the school year, except Beau who continued to finish his remaining 4 weeks of LHFHG at the beginning of the next school year.

The approximate times for the various subjects are in parentheses. I also designate for my younger kiddos in which room they need to do each subject. These room designations are also listed in parentheses. For my older kiddos, I only designate a room if they must be in that area at that specific time. Otherwise, they are free to choose where to do their work, as they have proven to be responsible. Times the kiddos meet with the teacher are noted in bold. As you can see from the schedule below, I had groups of times where I was overseeing two kiddos (or more at once) with varying subjects. It was a bit chaotic at times, but it did work! I needed to have a break built into my schedule mid-afternoon form 1:30-3:30 for work, so this is why the schedule looks the way it does!

Cole’s Grade 11 Schedule: Piloting and Trying Potential Ideas for Our High School Guide (Part 1)

6:30-7:00 Get up / Make bed / Groom / Eat Yogurt (30 min.)
7:00-7:25 Quiet Time (25 min.) (Mom’s study)
7:25-7:50 Bible (25 min.) (Mon.-Thurs.) (Family room)
7:50-8:20 Spanish (30 min.) (Family room)
8:20-9:00 American History (40 min.) (Family room/TV as needed)
9:00-9:15 Breakfast (kitchen table) (15 min.) Do not be late!
9:15-10:00 Essentials in Writing (45 min.)(Mom’s study)
10:00-10:45 Chemistry (Mom’s Study/Experiments at kitchen counter) (45 min.)
10:45-11:20 Grammar (Mon./Wed.) Greek (Tues./Thurs.) with Mom at kitchen table (35min.) Be sure to come on time. Eat snack after completing Grammar or Greek assignment.
11:20-12:00 Economics (Mon./Tues./Wed.) Finance (Thurs.) (40 min.)(Either Family room or Mom’s study)
12:00-1:00 Math (Set timer for 60 min. and stop) Go to Mom with problems. (Mom’s study at glass table)

Cole’s Grade 11 Schedule (Part 2)

1:00-1:30 Lunch (Do not be late.) (30 min.)
1:30-2:30 Recess outside with your brothers (60 min.)
2:30-3:00 Playtime with Beau (30 min.)
3:00-3:30 Playtime with Grey (30 min.) After playtime with Grey, put away any corrected subjects prior to beginning Lit.
3:30-4:30 BJU Literature and Novels (60 min.) (Mom’s study) Discuss literature questions with mom as time allows during day or do in evening.
4:30-5:15 Art of Argument (Mon./Wed.) Music Appreciation (Tues./Thurs.) (45 min.) (Family room or Mom’s study)
5:15-6:00 Whenever you finish school: Pack Orders (45 min.)
6:00-6:30 Whenever you finish packing orders: Computer (30 min.)
6:30-7:15 Dinner

Shaw’s Grade 8 Schedule: Missions to Modern Marvels (Part 1)

6:30-7:00 Get up / Make bed / Groom / Cinn. Applesauce (30 min.)
7:00-7:25 Storytime (25 min.) (Family Room in Addition) Orally narrate into ipod as needed.
7:25-8:05 Picking orders (40 min.) (Tues.-Fri.)
8:05-8:35 Bible Quiet Time (30 min.) (Morning Room)
8:35-9:00 Reading About History (25 min.) (Morning Room) Narrate to me before breakfast if needed.
9:00-9:15 Breakfast (kitchen table) (15 min.) Do not be late!
9:15-9:40 Geography/Timeline/Worthy Words/Economics (25 min.)(Family Room addition at game table – not in morning room during Beau’s school) Note: You will discuss Worthy Words with mom in afternoon, but do your index card answers now.
9:40-10:10 History Project (30 min.) (Kitchen Counter/Morning Room)

10:10-10:30 Independent History Box (20 min.) (Morning Room) Discuss questions with me in afternoon.
10:30-11:10 Grammar/Dictation with me at kitchen table (40 min.) Be sure to come on time. Eat snack when working on Grammar and dictation assignment at end.
11:10-11:40 Playtime with Beau (30 min.) (Living Room: Games from cupboard)
11:40-12:15 Drawn into Heart of Reading (only on days when no Write with the Best) Write with the Best (as scheduled in MTMM Guide)(45 min.) (Kitchen Table with Mom to start/Morning Room for assignment)
12:15-1:00 Math (45 min.) (Mom’s Room) Go to Mom first to go over assignment. Work on assignment in her room.

Shaw’s Grade 8 Schedule (Part 2)

1:00-1:30 Lunch (Do not be late.) (30 min.)
1:30-2:30 Recess outside with your brothers (60 min.)
2:30-3:00 Playtime with Greyson (30 min.)
3:00-3:30 Computer (30 min.)
3:30-4:30 Science Exploration (30 min.) (Morning Room to read/ Experiments: Kitchen Counter)
4:00-4:30 President Study / State Study (30 min.) (Family Room at game table or Kitchen Counter) Mom will help you with the State Study.
4:30-5:00 Nature Study / Biblical Worldview (30 min.) Do what you can on your own and finish the rest with Mom at 5:00. (Morning Room)
5:00-5:30 Meet with Mom to go over the day’s work (30 min.) Do Socratic Discussion from Worthy Words, give any oral narrations, go over each box in the plans. Then, put away corrected materials and books.
5:30-6:30 Free Time in Room (60 min.)
6:30-7:15 Dinner

Grey’s Grade 4 Schedule: Preparing Hearts for His Glory (Part 1)

8:15-8:30 Get up / Make bed / Brush Teeth/ Get Dressed (15 min.)
8:30-9:00 Computer (30 min.)
9:00-9:15 Breakfast (kitchen table) (15 min.) Do not be late!
9:15-9:25 Cheerful Cursive (10 min.) (Kitchen Table)
9:25-9:45 Independent History Study Box (20 min.) (Family Room or Kitchen Table) Do not bother Cole or Shaw during this time! If done early, go on to next subject.
9:45-10:10 Mom goes over Independent History Study Box, then does Reading About History Box (25 min.) (Family Room)

10:10-10:30 Geography/Timeline/Research/Vocabulary (20 min.) (Kitchen Table with Mom)
10:30-11:00 Playtime with Beau (30 min.) (Living Room/Playroom)
11:00-11:10 Snack (10 min.) (Kitchen Table)
11:10-11:30 Bible Study with Mom (20 min.) (Family Room or Kitchen Table)
11:30-11:50 Dictation/Grammar (20 min.) (Kitchen Table)
11:50-12:20 Science (Greyson reads directions to Mom and goes over assignment with me first.) (30 min.) (Family Room/Kitchen Counter)
12:20-12:40 History Project (20 min.) (Kitchen with Mom)
12:40-1:00 Storytime with Mom (20 min.) (Family Room)

Grey’s Grade 4 Schedule (Part 2)

1:00-1:30 Lunch (Do not be late.) (30 min.)
1:30-2:30 Recess outside with your brothers (60 min.)
2:30-3:00 Playtime with Shaw (30 min.)
3:00-3:30 Playtime with Cole (30 min.)
3:30-3:50 Math with Mom (20 min.) (Kitchen Table)
3:50-4:20 Drawn into the Heart of Reading with Mom (30 min.) (Family Room or Kitchen Table)
4:20-4:40 Poetry with mom (20 min.) (Kitchen Table)
4:40-5:30 Free Time (Computer only if not done in morning.)
5:30-6:30 Time in Room (60 min.)
6:30-7:15 Dinner

Beau’s Grade 1 Schedule: Little Hearts for His Glory (Part 1)

8:45-9:00 Get up / Make bed / Brush Teeth/ Get Dressed (15 min.)
9:00-9:15 Breakfast (kitchen table) (15 min.) Do not be late!
9:15-9:45 Left Side of LHFHG (except Rhymes) and Storytime (30 min.) (Morning Room)
9:45-10:30 DVD – Quietly! No long movies of any kind! (45 min.) (Living Room)
10:30-11:00 Playtime with Greyson (30 min.) (Playroom or Living Room)
11:00-11:10 Snack (Kitchen Table) (10 min.)
11:10-11:40 Playtime with Shaw (30 min.) (Games from cupboard – Living Room) At end, Shaw, please help Beau get onto his computer game for today.
11:40-12:10 Computer (30 min.) (Living Room/Playroom)
12:10-1:00 Play in own room upstairs (40 min.) (Beau’s bedroom)
1:00-1:30 Lunch (Do not be late.) (30 min.)

Beau’s Grade 1 Schedule (Part 2)

1:30-2:30 Recess outside with your brothers (60 min.)
2:30-3:00 Playtime with Cole (30 min.)
3:00-3:30 Free Time (30 min.)
3:30-3:45 Fine Motor Skills with Mom (15 min.) (Kitchen Table)
3:45-3:50 Rhymes in Motion with Mom (5 min.) (Living Room)
3:50-4:10 Phonics with Mom (20 min.) (Kitchen Table)
4:10-4:30 Math with Mom (20 min.)(Kitchen Table)
4:30-5:30 Play on Own (30 min.)
5:30-6:30 Play in room upstairs (60 min.)
6:30-7:15 Dinner

Blessings,
Carrie

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