Have you ever had that perfect week?  You know , the perfect week where you get up on Monday and the kids are happy, smiling, obeying, and are really excited to do school?  And everything you planned goes smoothly and you have lots of extra time to get other things done in the afternoon and then ALL of the days in the week go exactly that same way??


Me neither.

And it's been so frustrating.  There's always appointments, grocery shopping, aches and pains and 4 hour sleep nights that leave you moving slower than molasses in January and it's everything you can do just to make breakfast and not forget what you are doing and keep your sanity somewhat intact.

So at least for the time being, I've adopted the 5 day plan.  It beats the frustration of planning my Monday through Friday schedule and missing Tuesday and Wednesday  and not knowing how to make up for the lost time on Thursday and Friday.

We start on Day One.  And the next day, that we have 'school' is day two, whether it's the following day, three days later or a week later.

Here's my plan-  which STILL needs modifications.  you'll notice I completely forgot to write American History on the schedule.  So I'll need to add that to my computer copy and print it out again soon.


I actually haven't gotten through the whole cycle yet.  Day 4 is next.  We had co-op this week- an 8 week co-op on nature studies.  We are loving it but on co-op day we don't do our normal academics. My husband and I were also gone for a day and a half to see the talented Tim McGraw and Faith Hill in Pittsburgh, so there was no school to be held those days.

If you use a Charlotte Mason method, is your schedule similar?

Does anyone else use a 5 day cycle/looping?