We have a semi-strange routine for lessons around here. See, I am really random and flighty every morning until my meds kick in (ok now this is the odd part, I take my meds at 6am most days and they don't really kick in fully and level me until right around 11am usually) because of the nature of the beast known as ADHD-combined. So, since I get up at 6am and take my meds first thing, I do all the odd things I can. My time before lunch is for puttering around and distracting myself in mid-distraction with chores and other household tasks while we all wait for me to turn into a level-headed, NORMAL person (ok if you know me then you know I'm never normal lol but I can imitate it pretty well at times). So, we do lessons in the afternoons here. I clean and distract myself all morning, then I level off just in time normally to make lunch so I can focus to do that and feed them and then send them to burn off energy (either outside or with a yoga DVD or dancing in their bedroom or playing Wii, this activity will fill the hour I need). While they eat and burn energy off, I get my stuff together and set up for that day's lessons. Now, here's the order I usually do with my crew, and I try soooo hard to start by 1pm and we usually end aroung 4-6pm depending on the day.
Sonlight P4/5 reading
4yo dd does her handwriting lesson, 6yo and 7yo do journal/copywork time
4yo dd does a reading lesson (or math, or both), 6yo and 7yo do an elective
4yo, 6yo, 7yo dd's all do science with me
Sonlight core 1 reading (poetry, then history) and discussion if desired/needed
7yo spelling practice, 6yo math instruction
7yo handwriting intervention, 6yo math lesson work
7yo math instruction, 6yo spelling practice
7yo math lesson work, 6yo handwriting lesson/intervention
7yo reading lesson, 6yo hangs out or does copywork
7yo silent reading, 6yo reading lesson
electives for 4yo, 6yo, 7yo
Hmmmmm did I miss anything? Uhh let's see, I rotate electives. I have about 20 different things that they are doing (not all are doing everything obviously!) so there's a huge list. I try to do each elective at least once a week actively with my girls (the ending electives slot, the earlier one is practice for the oldest 2 girls). I won't bother typing out that list because it will make your jaw drop.
And then once schoolwork is done, I make supper, we eat, and then dh takes over so I can do my college homework. :) And so goes life (oh and every other Friday we change the entire routine and pare down lessons to accomodate homeschool roller skating). We do this anywhere from 4-6 days a week, and it works well for us when we're in the groove of it. But that first week after taking time off is MURDER for us (not talking weekends here, I'm talking like the time we've been off so far for Christmas and the upcoming 3 weeks we'll take when I have an overlap in my classes and have 2 classes at once when I'm dropped back into my online cohort here mid-Feb. to start earth science before I'm finished with algebra)