Forced home school schedule for working parents

Remote working parent:

I am so fortunate that I get to work from home! I completely understand that many people in other industries are not as lucky to be able to work remotely.

Forced home school schedule:

As a licensed teacher, it is in my wheelhouse to provide this type of instruction for my child! Working on top of home schooling, can add another layer of stress so routine, at this point is key to survival.

Routine is KEY!

Now, for an undetermined amount of time parents are in the position of also being our children’s home school teacher. Overall, having a schedule will be the best approach to managing a home-school day and also having some time to complete remote work.

I don’t want my son to be in front of a screen for 6 hours a day so I created a schedule that has blocks of time where he can be on an an online learning platform and times when he is screen-free.

I have shared the schedule that I have created for my fist grade son. This schedule embeds times when I can work and he can complete activities independently. I can do some direct instruction during the day as well! To download my whole schedule you can access it here:


Every day is different and remote work demands will change daily. I have laminated my schedule and for those who do not have a laminator, you can use a page protector. Use a wet eraser (not dry erase marker) to modify the base schedule daily. Here is a video on how I can modify the schedule daily!

Morning Schedule: Sneak peak of my son’s schedule

Afternoon Schedule:


Stay strong parents and happy (forced) homeschooling!



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