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How many hours

Posted by on Sep. 6, 2012 at 3:49 AM
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how many hours a day do you homeschool?  I have 4 girls 3 with learning disabilities so sometimes it is hard.  But I try to do at least 4 hours during the day and if I can 1 more at night.

by on Sep. 6, 2012 at 3:49 AM
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ballerina.2006
by on Sep. 6, 2012 at 3:59 AM
2-4 depending on lesson length and how many subjects we cover.
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kajira
by Member on Sep. 6, 2012 at 4:12 AM
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All day is learning. It comes in a variety of forms. When we go on walks, we learn about nature, and it's Gym - when we watching videos together, they are about science, history, or something that's worth learning about.

same with reading, family activites, practicing social skills, going grocery shopping. I see everything as a learning oppertunity. interaction itself is a learning oppertunity.

He only really gets about 30 minutes per day of "regular" book work. The rest is more day to day stuff that comes up and we learn about different things as we go.


falling.rayn
by on Sep. 6, 2012 at 5:22 AM
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We learn all day long. It is hard to limit it to hours. I remember trying to do this in the beginning but everything counts so it is impossible. We do time with our books and workbooks which is usually a couple of hours a day. But we also go to the park, the library, museums, we love to craft, garden, do co-ops, etc. Then we cook together as a family, discuss current events while we eat, and sit down to watch Animal Planet every night. It all counts. Once I opened my mind to all of this life got easier. I didn't worry at all any more about getting those hours completed. I go way past our states mininum every year. 

swim-mom72
by on Sep. 6, 2012 at 9:40 AM

I am going to assume you are asking about "structured" learning? Since, like the other ladies suggested, learning sorta happens all day in many different forms. My 10th grader does 3-4 hours of structured schoolwork a day. My 7th grader does 4-5 hours of structured school a day.

hipmomto3
by Bronze Member on Sep. 6, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Rarely more than 2 hours.

But it totally depends on the age, IMO. My oldest is 9, youngest is 5. I think 2 hours is plenty for that age range. High schoolers, probably need more time devoted to book work, reading, writing, etc. 

We spend 20-30 minutes on read-aloud time, another 30 minutes or so on math, about 10 minutes on handwriting, 15-20 minutes on reading (for the younger two), 10 or so minutes on spelling. Some days we also watch an educational movie of some sort. Three days a week they attend classes - piano, painting, swimming, dance, crafts, politics, etc. - totaling about 3 hours a week for each child.

melindabelcher
by Mel on Sep. 6, 2012 at 10:37 AM
1-2hrs
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oredeb
by on Sep. 6, 2012 at 11:14 AM

hi stepanie, i school about 4 hours a day also, 9-1 usually! with 5 kids

JDsmomma07
by on Sep. 6, 2012 at 12:23 PM

My son is only 4.5 so for structured learning it's about 1.5-2 hours.  



I started my first blog  ...   http://havingfunwithtoddlers.blogspot.com/

oredeb
by on Sep. 6, 2012 at 1:08 PM

 good start to your blog dd!!!

Quoting JDsmomma07:

My son is only 4.5 so for structured learning it's about 1.5-2 hours.  

 

 

I started my first blog  ...   http://havingfunwithtoddlers.blogspot.com/

 

DesireMM
by Desire' on Sep. 6, 2012 at 1:51 PM

 Formal lessons are only about 2-3 hrs for my kids. Lately though my oldest has been fighting me so it has turned into 4-5 hrs depending on how many times he has to "pee" or sharpen his pencil or stare at the wall.

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