Last week Simple Homeschool had a Blog series about “A Day in the Life of Homeschool”. Several families, from single child to multiple children to special needs, guest blogged about their daily life. Today, she offered us to link up about our own homeschool day. So, I would like to introduce to you, OUR homeschool day!
Well, just like everyone else (or so I hope), our daily is NEVER the same. Some days we are formal, we sit around the table, go through our calendar and all and some days, we are informal and lazy and do our own thing at different times. Either way we do it, I try to follow a routine schedule. Our take 10 posters help with the order of routine.Usually this is how our day goes Monday through Thursday:
7:30 a.m. Kids are usually up. They feed the dog, breakfast and then chores. The list of chores is on the kid command center, laminated and changed nightly. They mark it off as they go. After Breakfast, I try to start the laundry and tidy up.8:30 a.m. I spend some time with Little Sis. Reading, working with letters, and playing for a few minutes.
8:50 a.m. Our school bell rings (alarm clock set on my phone). I set it a little early so that the kids can use the rest room or get their drink or any thing last-minute. On a formal day, they meet at the table for Bible, Character, and calendar. On an informal day, we do Bible and than just our separate subjects.We usually do Bible, Character, History, Geography, Art, and Science together. Math, Grammar, Journal/handwriting, and sometimes reading is usually done separate. I work with Little Man first (grade K) in the living room and I than help Big Man (Grade 4th) later at the table.
11:00 a.m. is break time. Boys will sometimes help with lunch or they are free to play while I make lunch. Than 11:30 a.m. is lunch and discussion over this afternoon events.
12:00 p.m. is free play or they get time on the computer while I do a 30 minute cleaning session.
12:30 p.m we try to do our reading, history/geography, and science. We usually do history and geography in the same week and alternate weeks with history and science. Little sis also takes part and enjoys sitting in.
2:00 p.m I jump on the computer to do some work and check emails, or try to blog. :D Kids will start on their afternoon chores.
3:00 p.m We have snack and quiz over what we went through for the day. and then they are able to take turns on the computer or watch something on Netflix or the history channel.
Around 5:00 p.m. I shut everything off, have the kids race to pick up the last-minute items and make sure the table is cleared off from the kitchen before dad gets home and then by 6:30 p.m. we have dinner.
Fridays is usually our “Day off”. I still make sure they do their math, reading, and spelling quiz. We usually go to town, meet with our homeschool group, library, field trip, or a trip to the grandparent’s house we go.
We are rarely dressed in street clothes nor is my hair all prettied up and make-up on. The house is hardly clean and meals are not extravagant. There are days where not much of this completed and there are days where we are ahead of ourselves. We are pretty laid back and like to enjoy our day. We love to do experiments and field trips. Some days we may have swimming lessons or homeschool groups during the week. Anyway our day goes, we are blessed that God has introduced us to homeschooling!