August 22, 2011

A Day In the Life

Not Back to School Blog Hop
This week for the *Not* Back to school hop is all about our schedule! I'm so excited to blog hop and see the different schedules moms are working with! It always gives me new ideas for tweaking my own schedule...something I do weekly! LOL!

So the past two weeks have had basically the SAME schedules because we were working on our first unit which was a 10 day one. Now that we are in a new unit, our schedule has changed...so here is a basic rundown...

7:00-8:00am 
Baby Britches wakes up to nurse then I get up (usually at 7:45)

8:00-8:30am
Little Britches wakes up, gets dressed and does chores

8:30-9:00am
Baby Britches and Little Britches eat breakfast while I do a load of laundry/make sweet tea/unload-load dishwasher/get bread dough going in bread machine

9:00-9:15am Bible/Calendar
Prayer and Stretches then we do our bulletin board calendar. Then we work on our Scripture Memorization w/copy work.
(This lets me pull out the things I'll use for the morning lessons)

9:15-9:45 Spelling/Grammar/Reading
We review our letter for the week (this week letter Ss), we read scriptures about our topic (The Sun/Jesus is the Light of the World) and do some worksheets related to the letter

9:45-9:50 Potty Break/Snack

It's at this point that things start to vary depending on what the curriculum has for us to do...

9:45-11:00 Math/Science/Social Studies/Geography
I fill in this time with whatever the curriculum has for the day...so we might work on math w/worksheets and manipulatives or it might be science experiments...or we might check out our map w/worksheets for our geography...or ...you get the picture!

11:00-11:10 Recess

11:10-11:30 Art/Tactile Activity
I like to save our art for our last subject in the morning before lunchtime...so we usually do our art project which ties in to whatever we are studying or we use the time for a tactile activity...like the Cuisenaire Rods or making pictures with things like sticks/leaves/rocks...or practicing letters with salt or shaving cream...that kind of stuff.

11:30-12:30 Lunch/Naptime for Baby Britches

12:30-1:15 Quiet Time

I let Little Britches play with his toys or manipulatives or whatever as long as he stays quiet. It gives Baby Britches a good nap atmosphere. I like to blog or read a book or get ready our afternoon lesson.

1:15-2:00 Five In a Row

We finish off our school day with our Five in a Row book that we are rowing w/activity
(We are finishing up Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel)

2:00-Bedtime Nature/Playtime!

From this point on, school is over and I turn the monkey loose! He usually calls up his papaw to come and get him so they can do farm stuff...if he can't get ahold of him, he just goes outside to play and enjoy life on the farm!

MY AFTERNOON SCHEDULE

2:00-3:15 Housework

3:15-6:00 Piano Lessons

I teach piano, so all week, I have students coming in during this time slot. Some days I have several other days I have just one...so anytime NOT being used for piano is being used doing housework or cooking or whatever needs to get done.

6:00-7:30 Dinner

We eat late here on the farm...

7:30-9:00 Playtime/Get ready for Bed

Little Britches is allowed to play outside until 8:15pm. Then he has to come home and get ready for bed...he and Baby Britches take baths together and then Little Britches plays while I get Baby Britches fed for the night and in bed. And both boys are typically in bed by 9:00pm.

9:00-????

Mama time!!!!
I love this time because it allows me time to just do whatever I want to do. I usually use it for pleasure reading and paper crafting--two of my hobbies!

So that's our "usual" schedule. Thursday and Friday can be different because my hubby is home from work and that always throws things slightly off--and Friday's are lighter days so we do more tactile activities and science experiments since those are what Little Britches loves the most.

Thanks for stopping by!

4 comments:

  1. Oooh, nice schedule!!! it's neat to see what you do in a day. I'm thinking we'll not be able to have such a schedule like that. I am curious to see what other homeschoolers are doing so I will be checking out the rest of the hop this time. Very fun and thanks for sharing!!!

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  2. Thanks for sharing! I'm missing my nursing time. My little one has not nursed in 3 days and although, it is time, its a bit hard on my mommy heart because I'm fairly certain I will not be having any more little ones of my own.

    ....and another note, how fun to have coal trains pass by your house. We have trains nearby, but I don't think I've ever seen coal...just freight cars. Maybe I need to look more closely from now on.

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  3. Great! Day in the Life. Blessing to you, Catherine Anne

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