Thursday, August 11, 2016

Our Homeschool Work Day

Our first day of fall semester is just a few days away, and with that comes a more scheduled day. As much as I have enjoyed these easy days of summer and summer school, I am ready for more of a schedule. When left to my own devices I can easily wiggle out of getting up earlier to have my morning time, out of exercising regularly, and out of running my household efficiently. I get an attitude of, "Eh, I can do that later ...." And then later never comes.

Our days will look pretty much like they have looked every other year. I have it pretty much down to a science for us. But it is always nice to document my intentions so that I have a concrete goal. For me, a goal written down is much easier to achieve.

Here is what I am hoping will happen each day starting on Monday ...

7:00 a.m. ~ Me get out of bed for coffee, Bible study, and computer time.

8:00 a.m. ~ Work out. For now that means doing DailyBurn365 two mornings a week, running two mornings a week, and doing a 21 Day Fix routine on Friday mornings.

8:30 a.m. ~ Get the kids up, breakfast, quiet time for the kids, housework, me get ready for the day.

10:00 a.m. ~ Morning school. This will include spelling, current events, read aloud, copywork, grammar, math, and personal reading.

12:00 p.m. (or so) ~ Lunch is usually about an hour, more or less depending on how much we have accomplished and still need to accomplish.

1:00 p.m. (or so) ~ Afternoon school. This includes literature, Greek mythology, Missouri history, astronomy, and more personal reading.

4:00 p.m. ~ School concludes for the day, we clean up, and mom takes a 30 minute power nap.

5:00 p.m. ~ Start preparing dinner, finish up any housework, kids free time until bed.

5:30 p.m. ~ Dinner and then evening television and relaxation.

9:00 p.m. (or so) ~ Me to bed to read for about 30 minutes.

10:30 p.m. ~ Kids lights out.

Of course some days will look a little different:

On Wednesday mornings Eli has speech therapy at 9:15 a.m. so we are away from the house from 8:45 - 10:30 a.m. During this time Brynne is working on her additional science curriculum.

On Thursday afternoons we conclude by 3:00 p.m. because we host an enrichment class at our house from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

One day a week the kids will be attending an archery club.

Some evenings Brynne has volleyball practice and/or games, that will then move into basketball practices and/or games.

Our goal is to complete 6 hours of schooling each day in some way, shape or form.

Let's get this school year started!

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