Do most of you find the sample times in the manual to be mostly accurate for how long it takes you (Bible, science, geography, etc)?
We are soon to finish ADV and take a break to have a baby, and I'll want to have a schedule planned out before we start ECC later this summer - hoping I can just use the example in the TM to give me a true idea for times.
Hi! We have had to adjust the order of subjects and amounts of time, but the sample schedule definitely gave me a great starting point and we don't stray that far from the order of subjects in the grid. I'm not going to put times on this because I feel like I try to keep most things to around a half hour, except the handwriting was only 10-15 min. and it is something I added in. So, that's about 4 hours, not including chores or breaks.
Bible at breakfast
Morning meeting (scripture memory, stretching/exercises, calendars)
snack break (sometime we do science here or the geography game)
work with dd on 1st gr., ds had independent things to work on (usually computer software for typing, math drill, etc.)
work with ds on PLL, reading/spelling while dd did her independent things (computer or coloring, drawing, etc.)
science (if not already done) and read alouds
music and musical instrument practice
We also did art on Fridays a lot and had other activities in the afternoons like 4H, music lessons, dance class, Tae KwonDo, etc. I hope this "picture" of what our days looked like is helpful. I know that it will look different for each family. My older child (ds) is dyslexic and dysgraphic, so teaching him right now might look different than teaching a 3rd grader who was reading and writing more independently.