Since homeschooling is not the mainstream norm, there are always lots of questions pertaining to how people homeschool. While some people might be malicious in nature, most are just curious about something they don’t know very much about. Hey, even us homeschoolers want to know what other’s homeschools look like!
Here are a few examples:
- Do you have a homeschool room?
- What curriculum do you use?
- How many hours a day do you homeschool?
- Do you homeschool everyday of the week?
How Many Days A Week Do You Homeschool?
The question today is, “How Many Days A Week Do You Homeschool?”
I know some that would answer with something about how they are always homeschooling. Homeschooling is a way of life, a sort of life long learning process, therefore everything you do could be included under the umbrella of homeschooling.
4 days a week is also a very common homeschool schedule. This gives you a day to catch up, rest, run errands, etc. Many who school 4 days a week also leave one day for a field trip, or play date outside of the house.
We tend to school 5 days a week and not on the weekends. This means we do any formal learning Monday through Friday. Some days we have a lighter load, others we might set work aside for a field trip, and most often we have our afternoon completely free because we get things done in the morning. (How Long Is A Homeschool Day?)
There are also families juggling multiple work schedules and need to school on the weekends. They might school once during the week or in the evenings and then get the bulk of their stuff done on the weekend.
Anyway you slice it, each family works out a schedule that is best for them. What works for one, might not work for another and that is okay. That is one of the great benefits of homeschooling!