Writing this out seems to clarify, for me, the fact that I am losing my own steam which is causing my issues... I cannot seem to keep to a schedule. I have issues with the idea of stopping my kids mid-work because they've gone over the time, which has led to way-too-long subjects and throws whatever weak schedule I have out the window. I feel like I'm always playing catch-up.
Today, for instance, we only got THREE subjects done!!!
By all means, lovely ladies and fellow homeschooling moms, please give me your schedule tips.
Especially how do you keeps your kids on track? If you miss subjects, do you try to play catch-up the next day with a jam-packed schedule? Or do you just push everything you had planned back? Or do you just skip the missed/unfinished subject entirely until it's next schedule day (for block schedules)?
What do you do with math, when working on a new concept, the child needs extra time to correct or redo their work? Do you make it "homework" to do later when everyone else is having fun? That would make me feel horrible, since it's not their fault they made math mistakes...(?)
How many of you throw play time or breaks into the middle of the school work? How long are these breaks? (I was thinking that may buy some extra time to finish math (my main issue) without punishing the kid.)