SCHOOL SCHEDULE THAT I HAVE MADE FOR THIS YEAR SO FAR

Deanna - posted on 08/14/2011 ( 9 moms have responded )

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THIS IS THE SCHEDULE FOR SCHOOL MY DAUGHTER MADISON IS IN 1ST GRADE AND MY SON LANDEN IN PRE K. LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU STAY AT HOME MOMS THINK AND YOUR OPINIONS ON IT PLEASE.

6AM: Alarm goes off kids eat breakfast while I get dressed
630AM: Kids get dressed hair and teeth brushed and face washed
7AM: Kids watch cartoons if time allows
715AM: Load up and drop kids off at school
730AM: Back home make Kenny a lunch
8AM: Kenny leaves for work I clean
1015AM: Leave to get Landen from school
1035AM: Landen out of school
1050AM: Home from picking Landen up
11AM: Feed Landen lunch
1130AM: Clean up lunch dishes
12PM: Do any running around needed to be done
1PM: Help Landen with homework and workbook from mom
130PM: Finish cleaning what didn't get done
230PM: Leave to get Madison from school
255PM: Madison out of school
315PM: Home from picking Madison up. Help Madison with homework and workbook from mom
345PM: Kids play while I check email, facebook and Circle of Moms
4PM: Cook Dinner
5PM: Feed kids dinner
6PM: Kids play outside with friends
7PM: Kids get a bath separatly brush teeth pajama's on and read them a bed time story
8PM: Kids in the bed and going to sleep. Clean dinner dishes
9PM: Spend time with Kenny
930PM: Take a shower
10PM: Go to bed

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Keri - posted on 08/16/2011

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It looks good, but I would get all the cleaning out of the way before going out to do erronds. I know once I've been out and running around, I don't want to have to do much once I get home. There needs to be "homework time" when both kids are doing homework at the same time. You could all sit at the table, with you available for questions from each while they work independently - and I would budget more than 30 minutes for it - young kids have short attention spans, yes, but the time it takes to get everything rounded up and set up, you've only got 10 or 15 actual minutes to DO anything. Does Landen nap at all? If so, you forgot that,

Tracy - posted on 08/16/2011

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Honestly, I have no schedule...I just wing it! My husband's job and hours very depending on what's going on with the world, literally...he helps when he can, but I need to be prepared to be a single mom at times too. I've grown up this way as my dad was military too...we used to joke about "A plan isn't a plan until it's too late to change" or "we live by rigid flexibility"...now I do have to have the kids to school (bus or me take them) by 0845 they get off the bus approximately 1540...between then I run errands, workout, house work, etc...after school homework, snack and soccer depending on day and season. I MAKE SURE and take time for me when they are at school, because I sure won't get it any other way. The main thing that concerned me with the schedules is how regimented they sound by time...still have to remain flexible for the curve balls life throws at you. Also, if you don't get EVERYTHING done on the schedule that day, does it make you feel bad or a like a failure? Not saying that it should, just see where it could set someone up for feelings of inadequacy. I have goals of what I want to get done in a day, but if something else comes up, I don't beat myself up for not getting it done either. Just curious on that...REALLY, If the schedule works for you ladies, GREAT...I just personally couldn't do it!

User - posted on 08/16/2011

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I applaude your thoroughness. It's a tight schedule, but it seems you feel compelled to be that meticulous. If I had to critique anything, it would be that you wait until the end of a long exhausting day to spend time with Kenny. If you can stand a change, consider showering a little bit sooner to relax yourself some and then spend time with Kenny and then you can both split the kitchen duty. The task divided will take less time and Kenny having had time with you first may be willing to participate to be kind in return.

Also, I'm sure your kids thrive on the routine, but I would encourage you to have a lax day every now and then. Kind of like a splurgeor reward for achieving so many days dedicated to routine.

Nicola - posted on 08/16/2011

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I would just ask how come your kenny who obviously doesn't have to leave or get up as early as you do can't make his own lunch just to take a bit of the load of your shoulders. otherwise sounds lik eyou have everything sorted even though its pretty hecktic.

Julie - posted on 08/14/2011

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Sounds good, I wish I could have that detailed of a schedule! I used to but now that my kids are older we have a different activity every night and that changes things daily. My tentative schedule looks like this though.



6:00 get up and have a cup of coffee or two while it is quiet and switch out laundry.

6:30 wake up kids, two get in the shower...

7:00 breakfast

7:30 walk oldest three to bus stop

8:00 (On Mon Tue and Thur) Take youngest to pre-school

8:30 ish back home to clean, clean, clean....oh and switch out laundry once again. Or if it's grocery day then do that while they are all gone.

11:00 Leave to pick up youngest from pre school

11:45 Lunch and and dinner prep so all I have to do is cook it later

3:30 walk to bus stop to get my girls, and wait for my son to walk home from school when it's nice enough. When it's cold I have to get him at 3:00. They only bus to that school in the morning....dumb!

4:00 After school snacks, homework ASAP

4:45 Leave for whatever activity....right now football daily

7:00-8:00 Dinner

8:00 Two youngest get bath, story and bed

8:30 Two oldest go to bed

9-whenever I feel like it: bed!



My husband works shift work, so sometimes he is around to help run kids or to start dinner and stay home with the ones who don't have anything going on.

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My schedule is something like this:
5:30 wake up and get dressed. Make breakfast.
6:30 wake hubs & J, help J get dressed and groomed
7:00 family breakfast (I'm only cooking once!)
7:30 hubs is out the door, take J to school
8:00 gym & shower
9:45ish cleaning
11:30ish lunch (sometimes with friends)
12-2pm free time, errands, special projects, etc.--Flex time!
2pm pick up J

Afternoons are tricky and not the same everyday for us due to J's different activities, but I know I have to do the following, in whatever order they fit:

3:00 Snack (this is ALWAYS the same)
Then:
Homework
Free time
Taekwondo or Baseball
Dinner
Practice Taekwondo
Night hygiene
Reading
Bedtime

If time permits, we have family game night on days he has no taekwondo or Baseball.

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Well, it's very detailed!
When do you eat breakfast and lunch? I think those are important.
I also think it is important to schedule in some "free time" while both of your kids are out of the house so that you can meet with friends and such. I think it will be very lonely if you do not factor in time for socialization and rest.
For me, the busiest part of my day is in the evenings. My husband is resting because he was at work all day, but I can't rest then because a lot of important stuff HAS to be done in the evenings--I can't clean the kitchen before dinner! So I build time in my schedule for me to relax in the morning, that way I am not resentful that dh is sitting in his favorite chair snoozing after dinner.

NagQuita - posted on 08/14/2011

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Your schedule sounds great. I am currently trying to formulate a better schedule for my household this year. I have 3 kids. Tatyana is in 3rd grade, Bree in Kindergarten and George is 2. I am mostly concerned with George's schedule and then I will work everyone else around that.

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