I do have a toddler who gets jealous at school time, so we don't loop for a predetermined "chunk" of time. I do as much as I can, take a break, do more, break... and so on...
This thread at the Well Trained Mind Forum is how it all began! Here are the steps I took in creating my schedule:
*I listed every single subject that I would ideally like to accomplish in one week's time.
*I weeded out what could be done independently.
*Then I had to figure out how to write out my plans. I just decided to write it out as I will do it. (Except our Read Aloud is done before bed.) I cross it out as I go and continue to the next box. Simple.
I decided to plan 4 full days worth of work and allow Friday as an "overflow" day. Here's an example of how a week might flow:
Monday ~ Bible, LA, Math, Adv in MFW
Tuesday ~ Bible, Latin, Zoology, Picture Study, LA, Math
Wednesday ~ Bible, Adv in MFW, Latin, Zoology, Music, LA, Math, Adv in MFW (Yes, we've done 1 subject 2x in one day.)
Thursday ~ Bible, Latin, Zoology, Art Adv, LA, Math
Friday ~ Bible, Adv in MFW, Latin, Zoology, FREE CRAFT! (not shown above)
I do alter the above as needed. Sometimes listening to our music selection works best during lunch. So, I do it and cross it off.