Every year in our homeschooling journey so far, I’ve alternated days that we worked on history and science. So, we’d do history on Mondays and Wednesdays with science on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We school four days per week, so the extra (fifth) day is for activities (field trips, group outings, etc.) or doctor appointments.
This year, because of a new on-line cataloging system at the Big City Library where we get most of our books, I wasn’t able to reserve the history books I needed before we started our school year. Instead of not starting history on time, I decided to just do a whole week of science instead. Then, the next week, we did four days of history.
We just finished up our third week, and we spent four days in a row on science.
So far, it seems to be working. The best part is that on our “off” week for history, I can still be working on a read-aloud for history. On our “off” week for science, I can slip in one or two experiments or a written research report that will be due on our first day back to science.
We might still have weeks where we split our history/science activities. So far, however, it has been working out well to keep with one each week.