In the PNEU schools all students started at 9:00 am. Students in grades 1-3 finished school at 11:30, grades 4-6 finished at noon, and the rest finished at 1:00. Afternoon hours were free from book work, and were supposed to be spent doing nature work, taking walks and playing games. 

In order to pull off a schedule like this, two things must be in place: 1) a school schedule that you adhere to, and 2) a morning routine that frees up the rest of your day.

So think about what I’m suggesting. Think about using this summer to practice doing what needs to be done in order to implement a true Charlotte Mason education method in your home.

Let me repeat, that I venture to suggest, not what is practicable in any household, but what seems to me absolutely best for the children; and that, in the faith that mothers work wonders once they are convinced that wonders are demanded of them” – Charlotte Mason, vol 1, pg 43

- Excerpt from Sabbath Mood Homeschool

In order to maintain a Charlotte Mason homeschool style you must adapt the lifestyle as well. Schedules can help facilitate her lifestyle. For me it's also a huge mindset shift. While she was a Teacher and not a mother in charge of all of the household needs, she often stressed mother's responsibility is to do what is best for the children & to inspire their thoughts. You will find if you deem things like hours outside as a necessity that you will find a way to live that way. 

Once the PNEU schools were formed, outdoor time was scheduled every day, starting between 11:30 and 1:00, (depending on the level of the student,) until about 3:45.

 “The consideration of out-of-door life, in developing a method of education, comes second in order; because my object is to show that the chief function of the child––his business in the world during the first six or seven years of his life––is to find out all he can, about whatever comes under his notice, by means of his five senses; that he has an insatiable appetite for knowledge got in this way; and that, therefore, the endeavour of his parents should be to put him in the way of making acquaintance freely with Nature and natural objects; that, in fact, the intellectual education of the young child should lie in the free exercise of perceptive power, because the first stages of mental effort are marked by the extreme activity of this power; and the wisdom of the educator is to follow the lead of Nature in the evolution of the complete human being.” (pg 96-97)

A few Resources to Help: 

* A post with very specific help in creating your own schedules based on how often each subject should be done weekly and for what amount of time. Certainly helpful in scheduling multiple children. Extremely helpful. 
** A post specific to an in depth study of PNEU daily school schedules & how/when they included it. I found this article to be extremely helpful in gaining insight. 

If you have resources you think should be added to this list please comment below or drop me a line! I appreciate all input, thanks! 
[I am constantly adding more resources, this entire endeavor is a work in progress. Be patient and check back often! Thanks!]

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