Grand Lifestyle

A Daily Timetable for Grandparents

So, for some weeks ahead, kids are going to do schoolwork at home with their teachers teaching and directing them from a distance.  No doubt there will be a timetable for them.  Maybe grandparents need a timetable too?

How about this for a timetable?


6.30am – 7am – WAKE UP GRANDPARENTS NZ Quiz, add your score to the Facebook page

7am-9am – GETTING READY FOR ‘SCHOOL’ breakfast and getting dressed for the day

Head to school…

9am-9.15am.  TECHNOLOGY.  Turn on your computer or laptop and get ready for internet communication.

9.15- 10am. READING AND ORAL LANGUAGE.  Read the emails.  Phone or face chat with family and friends.

10- 10.30am.  DOMESTIC SCIENCE.  Put the washing machine on to take care of the laundry.  Maybe do a quick vacuum.

10.30-10.50am.  INTERVAL.  A cup of tea and biscuit while reading a book or chatting to your partner.

10.50am – 11.30am.  TEXTILE AND DESIGN.  Do some necessary woodwork repairs, crocheting, knitting or sewing.

Includes MATHEMATICS:  Count the stitches on your needles.  Measure the wood length etc.

11.30am – 12.30pm.  HORTICULTURE.  Catch up with some gardening.

12.30 – 1.30pm.  LUNCHTIME.  Make a toasted cheese and tomato sandwich, read a book or chat to your partner.

1.30- 2.30pm.  HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES.  Check the internet, tv or radio for updates and news.

2.00pm – 2.30pm.  PHYSICAL EDUCATION.  Yoga, Petanque in the back yard either solo or with your partner, or a little walk (if safe for you and others)

2.30 – 3.30pm. WRITING AND ORAL LANGUAGE.  Write emails to family and friends, face chat etc.

3.30pm.  SCHOOL’S FINISHED.  Time for a powernap.

What a big day. 😊 Time to head home

3.30pm – 5pm – FREE TIME. Do things that you enjoy

5pm – 6pm – DINNER. Make and eat something nutritious

6pm – 7pm – TIDY UP. Wash the dishes, bring in the laundry, get yourself ready for tomorrow

7pm – Bedtime – RELAX. Do something you enjoy and relax.

What is your daily schedule looking like? Let us know how you plan to spend your days while we stick around at home


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