I am joining iHomeschool Network’s Not Back-to-School Blog Hop for the final week of blog hopping! This week focuses on a day-in-your-life, and I am going to show you what a typical homeschool day looks like at our house!
Although I would love to claim that our days always run smoothly and that every subject is covered with time to spare, perfect days are far and few between. We have a new little one in the house, and he does demand a lot of attention;) Our daily schedule revolves around his nap times in order for us to get the most done. We also don’t use set times for subjects. We do certain tasks in the AM and certain tasks in the PM.
Our morning routine:
7am – I wake up with the baby and we have our morning cuddle time. He has a bottle and we just cuddle and “talk.” Around 8am, Jasmine waltzes into my room and climbs into bed with us. We all spend some time cuddling. This is the best part of my day!!!
8:30am – We do our morning chores (brush teeth, get dressed, make beds) and then we have breakfast.
9am – Barbie and Sunshine arrive and school begins! We have Circle Time (Math Meeting, Linguistic Development, Pledge, We Choose Virtues) followed by Bible. We begin one-on-one time. Each child has time one-on-0ne with me working on specific lessons (math, writing, reading/spelling, handwriting, history, health). The children not working with me play or nap. I get out “School Time” toys that they only get to play with during school. These toys include educational games, toys (legos, etc.), and puzzles. Snacks are given around 10am, no matter how far we have made it.
12pm – Lunch!!!!!! I also take this time to throw something in the Crock-Pot. We eat dinner late due to my husband’s schedule, so I do not need to start it until afternoon.
12:30pm – Literature as a group.
1pm – quiet time for all! The little ones sleep and the older ones color quietly (they may do other things as long as it is quiet and can be done in one place). I try to get housework done, but I am careful about spending at least 45 minutes doing something quiet.
3pm – Snack and then group time begins. We work on Geography, Science, Art, Spanish, Music Appreciation and PE. These are the less necessary subjects at this stage, so I do not stress if they do not get done (although they usually do). After group work, we sit down on the sofa for our current read-aloud (we just started Magic Treehouse Dinosaurs in the Dark).
5pm – If the weather is decent, we head outside (if we were not already out there for PE). Some nights, the girls have Girl Scouts, Horseback Riding, and Gymnastics.
The rest of day is spent eating dinner, getting ready for bed, and spending time with each other. Each day brings something new, and I LOVE it! Our days are not always easy, and some days I feel like crying, but every moment is well-worth it. We are all human and things don’t always go as planned. Enjoy every moment you have with your family and appreciate the little things that happen. We may not have finished our day, but Jasmine may have made her bed without being asked. That is a successful day to me:)
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