Hi @Lindsay! Sure! I will preface this by saying I probably do not follow the loop scheduling rules, but I found a system this year that actually worked for us, and we've stuck with it throughout the year.
Basically I began by dividing our subjects up into 6 categories. We school 4 days a week (co op on the 5th day), and here are the categories we use:
1: Bible and Character
2: Enrichment (Art, Poetry, Nature Study, and Hymn Study)
3: Trail Guide to Learning (this is the main curriculum we are using for multi-subjects, so anything you don't see listed elsewhere on this list is included in Trail Guide)
5: Foreign Language and Science
6: Language Arts (Grammar, Spelling, Reading)
We do loops 1-3 in the morning and 4-6 in the afternoon. So, a Monday morning might look like this:
Trail Guide to Learning
However, if we only get to Bible and Trail Guide before lunch, we do not move on to the next Enrichment "loop" (for example, Poetry) the next morning (and we also don't try to fit that missed subject in during the afternoon--we always just move on to loops 4-6 after lunch). Instead, we keep Art in our schedule the following day in that morning Enrichment Loop slot. So the next morning would look like this:
Character study (because we completed Bible the previous day, we move on to Character on this day)
Art (because we did not complete it the previous day, it stays on the schedule until we do)
Trail Guide to Learning
This works well for us because there are typically some subjects that I just don't love to teach . So before we moved to this type of scheduling, I would plan that subject for, say, Wednesday. If Wednesday rolled around and we just didn't get to that subject, I wouldn't have it on the schedule again until the following Wednesday, and if this happened multiple times, we would find ourselves WAY behind in that subject. However, with this type of loop scheduling, that subject stays put in that slot until we complete it, and then we move on to the next subject in that loop the following day.
Here would be a sample afternoon schedule:
Math (we do this every day)
If we don't complete Grammar, we don't move on to Spelling the next day. We keep Grammar right there in that loop slot, so the following day would look like this in the afternoon:
Science (because we completed Chinese the previous day)
Grammar (stays here until we complete it)
One of the best things about this type of scheduling for our family has been that it makes every day different! We were all kind of getting tired of the "these subjects Monday, then these on Tuesday . . . " type of scheduling. This way, we might have Hymn Study one morning and Chinese in the afternoon whereas the next week, we might have Poetry in the morning and Chinese that afternoon (depending on which loops we made it through in the previous days). I thought it would be difficult not having a standard subject order each day, but it has actually been very freeing! And we have accomplished more of every subject this year than in any of our past years. So for me, that is a sign that it is something that our family responds well to.
It is also super easy to plan, because I just look at each loop and see what comes next in each slot (or what needs to stay put if we didn't get to it yet) and jot it down on the next day's schedule. I tried to upload a sample of the Word doc I use for planning, but I am technologically challenged, so that didn't work. I can, however, e-mail it to you if you'd like.
I hope this helps!