Homeschooling

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Now that we are weeks into homeschooling I feel like it is safe to suggest that our schedule is working. Therefore here is what our days look like.

5am mom wakes up, and begins my day with a big cup of coffee and a lot of Jesus.

7:30am kids wake up with more energy then an energizer bunny, which will require more coffee for mom.

8am I make breakfast for the kids and shake for myself.

8-9am We get dressed, clean up the kitchen, make beds, and if there is time the kids run around outside before school starts.

9am We sit down at the table and begin our day with our Bible Study.

9:30am It’s time to “Eat our Frog” and that is Math.

10:30am is snack which usually consists of fruit and protein.

After snack L has an online class and J does his independent work.

11:30am We all come together for Classical Conversations memory work and review.

At Noon we drop what we are doing and the kids go outside while I make them lunch. While they are eating lunch I read our history lesson from The Story Of The World, and they go back outside while I clean up.

1pm We are back at the table for History or science

2pm J and I begin his Essentials work while L works on a Time4learning.com

After 3 and all our school work is done we spend most of the afternoon outside, going to karate and tennis practice, or visiting with friends.

8:30pm its bed time for the kids

8-10pm I clean the house, prep for the next day, and I finally sit down. :)

Some where in all of this I fit in 1 bible study, cleaning, laundry, and errands. I don’t know how it all works except to give all the glory to God alone who has blessed our days, and given me an wonderful husband who helps when he is home.

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2 comments

  1. Mommyof3 says:

    Homeschooling is more popular than ever, now that public education has taken such a hit. Music, art, P.E., etc., are being cut from the curriculum and the focus is shifted on achieving higher test scores.
    Standards that were once for 1st grade are now for Kindergarten. More and more is being shoved down the pipeline. There are even standards for preschool!
    As a public educator, I was once all for placing my children in school. However, seeing the changes (class sizes increasing, lack of electives, faster paced curriculum) and watching my students struggle to keep up with the pace, has made me wonder if homeschooling is actually the way to go…

  2. Nana says:

    I moved my son away from the big city schools because I soon realized that public schools teach down to the slowest learner and my son was getting bored. I found the foothill schools less likely to do this but with budget issues, believe public school educations will suffer with larger ratios between teachers and students. I admire you for trying this and look forward to progress reports. I believe you will be able to prove your success when your children are able to pass the standardized tests required by the State.
    Good luck and please keep us posted.

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