Tuesday, August 28, 2012
A Not Back to School Blog Hop: A Day in the Life
We "homeschool " 4 days a week leaving Fridays for Art Classes, errands, grocery shopping, and playing at the park with friends. An average homeschool day (Mon-Thurs) in our house looks a little something like this:
7:00-9:30- wake up, breakfast, morning chores. I let the children sleep until they are ready to wake up unless it gets past 8:45. Some of the children get up early but usually they wake up around 7:30-8 am. Children's chores include: getting themselves dressed and ready for the day, feeding and caring for chickens, rabbit, cat, dogs. Mommy chores include: getting myself and baby ready for the day, cleaning up breakfast, starting a load of laundry, getting out school supplies. This time in the morning is also my computer time.
9:30-11:30- Morning School Work- P.E., Bible, History, Science. After these are completed I do Math and Reading with my 1st graders while 3,5th graders do Latin. Then we start lunch.
11:30-12:30- Lunch and recess
12:30-2:00 Nap time for baby and afternoon school work. 3rd grade Spelling, Math, Handwriting. 5th grade Math and Writing. Speekee Spanish for little ones and pre-k, K fun time.
My High Schooler works with us for P.E., History, Bible and the rest of her day she works on her own schedule.
All schoolwork is completed by 2:00.
2:00-4:00- snack time and media/ free time for the children. Mommy chore time includes sweeping, mopping, a load of dishes, folding laundry, and cleaning bathrooms.
4:00-5:00- a quick clean up of family room and outside time for children (when it is not too hot!) Mommy prepares supper with help from Chelsea.
5:00-6:30- supper and more outside time! Or the children will play board games, build legos, etc....
6:30-8:00- evening chores, baths ,snacks
8:00-bedtime All of the children go to bed at 8:00. They are allowed to read, listen to stories on their mp3 players, or play quietly until they fall asleep.