Thanks to Kim at Raising Olives who homeschools 9 children using Sonlight and has posted a series on multi-level homeschooling , I have a new master school schedule that should work at our house (for now). We made the switch to Sonlight curriculum this year and the kids and I absolutely love it. The challenge has been for me to arrange our schedule such that the older kids and I can have ~2 hrs per day of quality read-aloud time together, which requires we do this while Baby Lu is napping. She’s not a big napper and only sleeps for about an hour in the morning and two hours in the afternoon. Add to that our many activities and the kids’ other school requirements like math and language arts and it’s been quite a challenge to fit it all in.
Without further adieu, here is our new and improved Sonlight homeschool schedule.
7-8:00 am Breakfast with American Bible Society daily reading
8-9:15 am Mommy- morning chores and playtime with littles
Mr. Monk- math
Twinkle Toes-independent reading and piano
Measle- violin and handwriting/copy work
9:15-9:45 am Corporate break- outside play weather permitting
9:45-11 am M, T, Th, F Language arts and morning read-aloud time
Bible, Bible Field Guide, Favorite Poems Old and New, TAG memory work
(W = Community Bible Study)
11-11:30 am Lunch
11:30-12 pm Break time for kids
12-1:15 pm Mommy- read and play with littles (when not helping Measle)
Mr. Monk- independent reading
Twinkle Toes- math
Measle- math and vocabulary/spelling
1:15-1:30 pm Short break and clear off tables
1:30-2:30 pm T, W, F Afternoon read-aloud time (Story of the World and historical fiction)
Map and time-line activities
(M & Th Afternoon read-aloud 3-4pm due to ice skating and piano)
2:30-3:00 pm T, W, F Science read-aloud selections
- I'm an on-the-run mom to 6 kids who studied and taught exercise science in a previous life. I love all things running, nutrition, and health-related. I usually run at zero dark thirty in the morning and am often quite hungry before, during, and after my run, but I live a rich, full, blessed life with my children, family, and friends. My faith in God is my anchor, and looking to Him and His promises allows me to live fully even when life circumstances are difficult. While running gives me an appetite, my desire is to hunger and thirst for righteousness more than for physical food.