Some homeschoolers I know say each child should do close to an hour for every year of school. So, in first grade, they do one hour, second grade they will do about 2 hours, etc, etc..and this continues until highschool, at which point they should work at their own, faster pace.
I have a kinder (5) and a 3 year old.
DS1's school ranges from 2-4 hours a day, depending on what we are doing and how motivated he is. Today we did a lesson on safety signs and symbols. We made our own signs using paper, crayons, glitter, and Popsicle sticks. We also learned a little "safety song". The whole lesson lasted about 3 hours. We still need to do math and writing but whatever we don't get done at school time gets pushed back as "homework". (It's just review or practice sheets).
DS2 is wayyyy below that. Maybe 30-45 minutes a day total. He's in the beginning stages of learning colors, numbers, etc. Very relaxed.
When my daughter was in elementry school it progressivly got longer, about an hour in pre-k to 1st, 2 to 3 hours in 2nd to 3rd, 3 to 4 hours 4th and 5th. This year 4 to 6 hours depending how slow she is.. 7th will be 3 days of almost 6 hours and 2 days of 4 hours.
We are technically child-led learners in that the kids choose topics and learning styles. But we do a minimum of 2 hours every day, 7 days/week. Even if its watching documentaries and discussing what we learned from them. (Today we learned about Carribean pirates)
My Pk gets done in about an hour. My 1st and 2nd grades each take about 3 hrs.
from 9-1 every day so thats 4 hours for 5 kids
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