This really hit home for me. The curriculum I use has steps. So I went into the syllabus for each class and looked at the steps and made a plan on how many steps to do each day in each subject. Now I will say this, I am not totally lax, my son is behind for his age group, so working on getting caught up is important. I tend to stick with the steps I scheduled out in math and language arts. But for science and social studies, I am more relaxed. The curriculum we use has videos and questions, so he gets bored pretty quickly.
So I was so proud of my self for getting this schedule on an excel sheet only to realize that the plan I had for science and social studies was not going to work, my son was getting bored and wasn't paying attention anymore, so I had to go back and rework it. It was a lot of work, but it was worth it.
I am writing this because not all kids are the same. Some have longer attention span than others, some really love school and others just want to get it over with. Plus on top of that they have different learning styles too, some kids are hands on, audio, visual, etc. Then you have those kiddos that like worksheets and physical books and others that want to do everything online or use games to learn.
It is a never ending journey and I want to let you know that it is okay if you say you are doing things one way and then have to change it within a week, homeschooling is about you learning as well as your kiddo.
Try to look at the positive of the prolonged work of reworking schedules as a way to bond with your child instead of looking at it as a chore. I know easier said than done, but knowing your child's strengths and weaknesses and schedule accordingly will bring pure joy when you see your child finally catching on or maybe even enjoying school!
By the time this post is published I guarantee that I "reworked" our schedule like 3 or 4 times already! lol