Planning a routine is the easy part. Whether you can actually stick to it past the first week of school is the real challenge. I found this out very quickly during my first year homeschooling last year. I had big plans for doing school for 3 hours a day, 5 days a week. Plus I wanted to add in homeschool co-op, extra science experiments, art projects, Spanish lessons, and music lessons.
What I didn’t consider is that a kindergartner and preschooler don’t have attention spans that last that long. All that on top of working as a part-time registered nurse, I came to realize that I just didn’t have the time or energy to fit in all those extra activities. Needless to say, my plan did not work out as expected. After a few weeks, we had cut out most of the extra activities and decided to focus only on the basics.