I'm just after some routine suggestions for my primary school aged children. I have one in grade 3, one in grade 1 and one starting prep next year.
I need all the help and suggestions I can get.
Thanks in advance.
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30-07-2014 22:52 #1
What's your after school/night time routine?
30-07-2014 23:13 #2
We have a vague routine.
4pm get home
Shoes away, lunch boxes on bench, bags away
Free play until 5pm- craft, outside play. No TV
530 baths/ showers
6pm stories for little kids then bed for them (1yo and 3yo)
615 older kids read to me one at a time while the others play or listen (8yo and twin 6yo)
645 stories for older kids
7pm teeth and quiet play in bedrooms
730 lights out and bed.
Does that help? Sorry it's very vague.
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30-07-2014 23:23 #3
We have children the same age Merry. I have one in year 3, one in year one and one that starts kindergarten next year.
Our afternoons are varied because we have activities most afternoons.
When we come straight from school I get them to empty their school bags and do their homework. No snacks as dinner is between 5 and 6 (fruit if they are starving), then bath and bed with a book from me and then they read to themselves until lights out at 7.30.
They get TV if they wake in the morning before me.
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31-07-2014 07:49 #4
Ours looks a little like this
3.30 get home, get changed, home work and snack
6.30 bath, dd3 goes to bed
7.00 quiet play
7.30 dd2 goes to bed
8.30 dd1 goes to bed
I try to get uniforms and lunches ready after they are all in bed so less drama in the morning.
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31-07-2014 08:37 #5
Uh...I suck at routine, but ours loosly is:
3:15 home from school, uniform off, play clothes on, then afternoon tea
4pm make sure rooms and lounge room are clean, then they're allowed an hour of tv, playstation or on their tablets, or they can play outside with the puppy or we go for a bike or scooter ride around the estate. They choose to have inside play about 50% of the time which I'm fine with as they're very active kids.
5:30pm homework for DS1, drawing and playing for DS2.
6:30pm teeth, stories, bed.
Lights are always out by 7pm at the latest. Its the absolute only way I can save my sanity.
However DS1 has BMX on tues and thurs so that throws it all out the window a bit, as DH takes him to that so me and DS2 & 3 just go with the flow.
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31-07-2014 09:51 #6Senior Member
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Ours is very simple.
3. Get home from school. They have free play until dinner.
530. Dinner but sometimes later some times earlier.
After dinner shower.
Around 7 ish bed and books or homework.
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31-07-2014 10:51 #7-
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Simple routine here; get home from school, do homework while having a snack then free time until dinner @ 6pm. Then shower, tv time and bed at 8pm for my primary schoolers.
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31-07-2014 11:12 #8
I have one in grade 3
we have activities or play dates after school a few times a week (2 activities and 1 or sometimes 2 play dates) so is hard
but ... get home from school and have free time until about 5.30.
From 5.30 onwards she has to pack up whatever she has been doing, feed the dog, eat her dinner, have a shower, do any homework she has and get organised for bed.
Its not really a routine as it varies a lot from night to night. Bed time is 8pm, so as long as she has done everything by then, we are pretty easy.
ut there is only 1 of her, so its much easier
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31-07-2014 11:43 #9
I will have the same as you next year- grade 3, grade 1 and reception plus a 3 year old. On the days we don't do after school sports we get home about 345, unpack school bags, change out of uniforms and have a snack. Once snack is finished both girls do their homework/readers. I do it pretty much straight away because I find DD2 is tired if we wait any longer and doesn't concentrate on her work. Once that's done we go for a ride or walk/free play then dinner about 530pm.
On days we have sports I usually do homework the next morning before school if they are buggered after swimming or gymnastics.
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31-07-2014 11:43 #10
I have one in year 4 and one in year 2. We do pretty much the same on every day except Fridays ( free afternoon) and Tuesdays (gymnastics).
3:30 Get home and afternoon tea
Free time until
4:30 - 5:00 Homework (including readers)
6:30 - 7pm Dinner (usually sometime between 6:30-7pm
7:30 DD2 goes to bed (DD1 does her 15mins reading)
8:30 DD1 goes to bed
Fridays we do whatever and the girls can play minecraft. On weekends we usually have no routine.
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