Monday, August 22, 2011
Our School Day - A work in progress ...
This is the last week of the Heart of the Matter's Not Back-to-School blog hop. It has been so much fun that I am sad to see it finish!! :-) The last week is a Day-in-the-Life week.
We have only been officially homeschooling for 5 days ... so this is more like what I want our days to be like than an actual schedule!
Our first week was good. We started at around 8:30 everyday and finished about noon. The first thing that we do is Bible then Math. After that, we just finish what else in on the list. I try to spread out everything to keep it interesting. B is not too fond of reading so I make sure that we don't do all the reading at once. He gets less frustrated when it is in small spurts.
My youngest two (C & E) are still in public school for one more year. I can't wait until they are home with us, but that is a different story! They don't start school until next Monday. It makes it interesting trying to do school while they are still here. I have to say that they have been remarkably good so far! We have been working quickly to get done by noon because we usually get 1-2 knocks on our door by then and B really wants to get out and play with his buddies.
Things should change next week when public school is back in session. What I hope our schedule looks like starting next week:
7am - Get up (For those that don't know me ... this is really tough for me. I am not a morning person at all! In fact, my husband is probably laughing at this while he reads it!)
7:45 - Bible together as a family and breakfast
8:30 - C & E get picked up for school and B gets started with Math.
8:30 until 12 - Most subjects done (Not sure of the order yet. We are still working that out.)
12-12:30 - Lunch
12:30 until ?- Finish up with Art and any other subjects that we haven't completed.
2:00 - Piano on Tuesdays
3:45 - C & E get back from school and the chaos begins ...
Because I still have two kids in public school ... we still have to contend with all the homework. Have I told you that I can't wait until next year??? After 3:45 we will be rushing to complete homework before we run out the door to soccer, guitar, youth group or hockey. The barrage of homework is one of the reasons that I chose to homeschool. Unfortunately I have to wait one more year to completely be done with all of it...
Love the flexibility of homeschool! Love that I don't really have a set schedule yet! Love that we can find out what works best for us and then tweak it when needed!