“Do you rise at dawn, say the pledge of allegiance, sit at desks, have recess? Do you school year round or do nature hikes? Or do you start well-caffeinated and hide in the bathroom for your own recess? Tell us about a typical (or not so typical) day in the life of your homeschool.” – ihomeschoolnetwork.com
Ok, bloggers! Here it is…
Thanks to this blog hop, I’m realizing that my youngest probably does not know the pledge. I mean, why would he? He’s never been to public school. I should get on that.
Do I even know the pledge?
Me: E, Do you know The Pledge of allegiance?
E: No, why?
Me: Well, it’s sort of important.
E: I’ve heard it before.
Me: Well, that’s a start.
To give you a
less sarcastic real look here is The Daily Homeschool Schedule I created for the year. It’s going great! The boys stuck to this like champs last week.
I am not a naturally organized person (as you will see in the pictures to follow), so I have to make an effort. The boys do much better when it’s mapped out in a routine.
Last week we were able to begin our day at 8:00am all four days. Saahweet!
Four days, you say? I try to leave Fridays open, so we can take trips, or have the day off.
A typical day does begin with Bible Time. Yes, we homeschool AND we read the Bible. I know. SO predictable, right?
Then My coffee kicks in and my ADD starts to have a party all over the kitchen counter. I usually try to have at least fourteen things going on at one time. I figure this creates the ideal working environment for my children.
I let my kids eat donuts and I use my laptop in the middle of our day. I do keep my planner near by, so I can stay on track. I have a journal out all the time because in the event I happen to think that one amazing thought that will make me a successful blogger, I certainly don’t want to forget it. But, mostly I write down a list of groceries I need and make a list of the things I should be doing.
Right about the time I begin making that list, I realize, oh crap! I need to use that buttermilk for that banana bread before it goes bad. Let me get that going.
As I pull out the ingredients for banana bread, I ask my son, “Are you done reading page 2? Okay, what did Seth tell his grandpa?”
He’s give me a great answer and we move on to page 3.
“Mom, do stinkbugs really stink?”
Yup. They sort of fart when they’re mad or scared.
We cover all the important subjects here!
At some point in the day we can all work together. The boys seem to like just being at the table doing their own thing. It’s pretty darn sweet!
We work on our science project…
We work on writing…
Then, we are distracted by the same cat that locked us out of the house last year!!
While we were outside, we walked around the backyard. My oldest is taking a photography class online and he needed some shots. I loved this one!
Most days are pretty simple. I’m trying to “stop and smell the roses”, if you will, this year. We’ve tapered down our activities, and I really just want to enjoy the year! Period.
So? Is it what you expected?
What you don’t see in pictures, was bad…
There may have been a few arguments with my teenager.
There were tears. Some were mine.
There was some yelling. Some was mine.
There was some complaining. Some was mine.
there was Friday!
Thank God for a 4 day work week!
Back-to-school adjustments are no joke, ya’ll!
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