Wednesday, August 05, 2009

A typical home school day.

Jillian posted on her blog about their home school day.

I thought I would do a similar run down here as to what happens with our day.

Usually everyone is up by 7.30. The older children are responsible to get their own breakfast, get their lunches prepared for school and pack their school bags.

I start breakfast preparation first for Tom, Amelia, Christopher and I. Tom and Christopher need to have their sugars checked first thing before breakfast. Once breakfast is cooked I will sit and check email and look at a few blogs while I eat my breakfast.

At 8.20 I leave to take the older children to school. I get back from this trip around 8.40 and this week we have started jumping straight into home school as soon as we get back.

Prayer is first, followed by reading. After reading we do a different subject each day.

Monday: Science.
Tuesday: History.
Wednesday: Geography.
Thursday: Sewing.
Friday: Cooking.

This usually goes till around 10.30.

Tom and Christopher do another blood sugar test and then they have recess. This is usually playing outside especially if it is nice weather.

At 10.30 I generally will get a cup of coffee and get on the internet again. I try to limit my time to 30 minutes but sometimes I end up going over.

Once morning tea is finished, the children and I will work together to clean something. I don't really have a timetable for this but I do what I think needs doing. If a room is particularly messy, we will do that one. At 11.45 I start to get Christopher ready for kindy and he has an early lunch. He needs to be there at 12.15.

When I get back from kindy, Tom and Amelia will have a quick lunch and we will start our afternoon learning at about 1.00. In the afternoon we do spelling, maths and literacy.

These three lessons usually go till around 2.30 and then our home school day is finished.

At 2.45 I leave to get Christopher and the school children.

When we get home the children have a snack and then do a job they do before they are allowed to play.

We eat tea at around 5.30. At 7.30 or so we will have family prayer.

8.00 is bed time for the younger three and lights get turned out at 8.30.

I have to do a blood sugar test for the boys at 10.00 (about 2 hours after their supper) so from 8.00 till 10.00 I generally spend time on the computer or doing some sewing.
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