I'd like to add to what Nan said. In addition to her wonderful information, treat it just like another day at work. When I was in business for myself, and I actually worked from home. I treated it just like an office away from home. I set aside my work day and never did anything that made it seem like home. By that I mean that I didn't do anything that I would do if I was in my housewife mode during those hours. If I didn't get my chores done before I opened the office I didn't do them until the day was done. So with home school, I reiterate, act as if you are a teacher at school during that allotted time.