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Creating a learning at home schedule

Create a Learning at Home Schedule

Work with your child to create a daily or weekly schedule. If you receive work from your teacher,

incorporate that as a priority into your planning. Build in time to connect, relax and have fun.

Keep in mind:

● Routines make children feel safe and are especially important in stressful times.

● Your child will have more ownership and be more cooperative when involved in creating

the schedule.

● Your child’s age, temperament, interests and attention span. Build choice, brain breaks

and many opportunities for movement into the schedule so your child can stay focused

during priority learning blocks.


Age Average Attention Span by Age

(This is a range and varies based on each individual child)


Age 4:  8-12 minutes

Age 6: 12-18 minutes

Age 8:  16-24 minutes

Age 10: 20-30 minutes

Age 12: 24-36 minutes


● What work can realistically be done independently by your child and what work will you

need to support. For example, if your child is a beginning reader your reading block may

include a blend of you reading to them/listening to a book, reading together, and them

showing you a reading strategy they are working on.


Sample Daily and Weekly Schedule

Include the following (Consider what can be done independently and what will need support)




Art/Creative Time/Play

Movement/Outside Time (if allowed or playing an active indoor game)

Curiosity Self-Choice Projects

Science and history

Social emotional learning (kindness, empathy, self awareness, family pride)

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