here and here). It worked well for a season, but (like most things) it served its purpose and we moved on to another way of scheduling.
We're on day 42 of our school year, and I've yet to find a good teaching schedule. I'm simply running around too much and we have too many irregular interruptions for me to get us into a good, scheduled groove. I need to be home from 8-4 to teach everybody everything everyday. I'm not sure that's happened more than a couple of times this year.
So I'm bringing the Loop back.
I'm a horrible Fly-By-the-Seat-of-My-Pants-er. Oh, how I've tried to change this about myself, and I'm more flexible than I used to be. But if I don't have a plan, I become overwhelmed and my brain shuts down.
So, here's my plan. The boys do Bible everyday, and I'd like to do our Shared Learning everyday (a read aloud, sometimes a Teaching Company video, poetry memorization, etc.). After that, I'll start with math with Luke, and move through each boy. I'll move around the circle sequentially. If I only make it through Latin with Jacob on Monday, then I will simply pick up with Latin with Micah on Tuesday and continue the circle. The boys can do a lot independently for every subject, but having this structure will make sure nobody is totally going through a subject alone because I can touch base with everyone. It will also keep me from just focusing on the subjects that are easiest for me to teach. I figure this method can only help me at this point!