Kindergarten Daily Schedule

A few years ago I did a series of posts titled Daily Homeschool Schedule for you all. Since then I’ve had countless questions about our updated homeschool schedule, and specifically for my kindergartener since I didn’t do one at that time. You can see a basic overview of our daily schedule here.

You’ve also been asking questions about how long we do each subject, how many days per week, and what our day looks like hour by hour for each grade level. So I thought maybe these posts would help out!

So for the next few weeks I’m going to share our schedules in a more detail by each grade level so you can see what we’re up to. Today we’ll be taking a quick look at my kindergartener’s schedule. We do a co-op on Friday’s so her calendar has Friday’s blank.

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Here’s our Basic Kindergarten Schedule:

  • 8:30am   – Breakfast / Family Devotion Time
  • 9:00am   – Calendar Time & Daily Learning Notebook
  • 10:00am – Bible
  • 10:15am – Math
  • 10:30am – Phonics
  • 10:45am – Reading
  • 11:00am – Handwriting
  • 11:15am – Science
  • 11:30am – History
  • 11:45am – Lunch
  • 1:00pm  – Free reading or game time/ Art on Tuesdays
  • 4:00pm – Sports start! She’s currently doing inline hockey on M/W and Swimming on T/Th. And yes, we’re tired.

If you’d like to see what curriculum she’s using this year, make sure to check out our 2014-2015 curriculum post!

Her schedule is pretty simple from, and it can vary from day to day. While I just shared our basic frame with you, she does the same subjects daily, and we throw in some fun logical thinking games here and there, as well as some art on Tuesdays.

She also participates in science and history with our older kids. She listens in, and does any experiments or activities along with us since we do these subjects as a group.

We don’t have many regulations for kindergarten in our state as far as hours required. I do what she can handle, and some days are longer or shorter than others depending on her attention span an mood. But for the most part, she covers the basics of math, reading, Bible, and handwriting daily.

I hope that helps some of you, and I’ll be sharing schedules for our other grades soon as well!

Happy Homeschooling Smile

15 Comments

  • Amy Barnes April 14, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    Would you also consider posting YOUR schedule at some point (or emailng me)? These schedules are so helpful…and it would be awesome to see how you get things done in your pockets of time b/t teaching and running the kids to practices and all! Thank you for all that you do!

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    • Julie April 15, 2015 at 11:38 am

      She has a post under organization that is called How I Do It All…I’m sure it’s changed a little since she posted it but it might give you some idea 🙂

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  • Dawn April 14, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    Erica, you are the BEST! Thank you for the kindergarten schedule. We start home school Kindergarten in the fall, and I have been praying God would make this decision easy for me. And through you, he continues to say this is the right path and bless this journey we are about to take.

    Thank you!!

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  • Leigh April 14, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    Thanks for this schedule! Is she still doing the K4 curriculum too or has she progressed past that?

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    • erica April 15, 2015 at 11:40 am

      Hi Leigh,
      She is doing some of my K4 work mixed in with the Abeka Kindergarten work. I didn’t want to move her into first grade a year early.

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  • Julie April 15, 2015 at 11:35 am

    Thank you Erica!!! I was watching for this for sure. Thanks so much for doing this. It helps a lot! I think I’ve decide for my daughter to keep Abeka as the base for Reading and Writing for sure and add in other curriculums for more hands on learning with the other subjects. We are sticking with MUS after all…thanks for all your emails and help! I greatly appreciate it more than you know!

    Thanks girl,
    Julie

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  • Sonia April 20, 2015 at 11:29 pm

    Erica,
    Thank you for all your posts; they are so very helpful. I have a question about the multiple grade schedules. Kindergarten schedule seems to overlap with other grades.
    I have to sit with both (kinder, 2nd) for the main subjects, which are mostly teacher intensive.
    -Math is one on one, as is Phonics AAS, Language Arts, History, Science etc. I think neither is getting what she needs. One is doing ind. work, try to teach other, ind work student asks questions!
    (I use Singapore math, but maybe MUS would be better, b/c of videos. )
    1. How do you teach each child when schedules overlap?
    2. Has MUS given you good results?
    Thank you!
    Sonia

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  • Amanda Burt May 19, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    Thank you so much for these postings! They have been so helpful for me. Next year will be the first year where I have two on the go. Trying to plan now as I am a little nervous about juggling it all. I did have a question for you. What to you have the kids do during devotion time? Is this prayer time, or something more structured? Thank you for all that you do. You have no idea how much of a blessing that you are!

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    • erica May 20, 2015 at 12:07 pm

      We used to do it during breakfast and i read to them and we talked over breakfast. We changed it up a bit this year, and used the Kay Arthur Discover 4 yourself series so they did independent work during school hours. Next year I think I’m going to try the Word of Life Challenger daily devotions. They’re shorter and have a passage to read, then a few questions to ponder. The Kay Arthur ones (while I do like them!) were really detailed, and can be difficult sometimes, so my kids started not enjoying their time. And my main goal is that they read the Word and that they enjoy it as well. If you have little ones, I would suggest more of a group conversation time like we used to do where you read them a short devotion and discuss it together. This could be breakfast, or bedtime, or a quiet time in the afternoon. Whatever works best for your family 🙂

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  • Jessa March 4, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    I am not sure if it is in a separate post or if I am missing it, but what exactly do you “do” during all of these different times? Is it a lot of worksheets? Is there a specific curriculum? I believe we are starting homeschool kindergarten in the Fall. My son will be 5 in October, I have a 2 and a half year old and a baby on the way. I am very nervous about homeschool. I want the best for my children, I want to hold them close without holding them back. I want to teach them God’s word, but I just feel my son may be better off at school all day? I am not sure. I feel ill-equipped to homeschool and I am very nervous about the whole process. There is so much pressure and I just want to make the right choice.

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  • Deborah Cruthers January 6, 2017 at 11:05 am

    How do you grade your kindergartner? I grade my 3-5 graders, but I’m not sure how to do it for K. My main concern is if she attends school in the future, I will need grades. Any thoughts? Thank you.

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    • erica January 9, 2017 at 6:25 pm

      I don’t give my kindergartners formal grades at that stage. We do a lot of their work together, or I’ll teach them something then they’ll do the worksheet independently. Then we grade it together and fix anything they missed. I suppose you could record that grade before you fix it, but I don’t think it’s necessary at that stage. Totally up to your though, and your state requirements 🙂

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  • Elaine March 24, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    Thank you so much for this! We will begin homeschooling our kindergartener in August, and I had no idea where to start. Your site has been a big help.

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