Knowing that I have a baby coming the beginning of October has made me all the more determined to set our new homeschool schedule in stone. I want us to get off to a great start in August so that when baby arrives we'll be firmly entrenched in our schedule and less likely to be swayed by minor inconveniences like lack of sleep or incessant nursing.
Here's what I've come up with for our 2010-2011 schedule:
7-7:30 Morning devotions/Scripture memory review
7:30-8 Breakfast and Greek (They do their Greek while I'm making breakfast. They have time for about 2 pages per day or 10 pages per week at this pace.)
8-8:30 Morning chores and practice music
8:30-9:30 Independent study block 1 (Monk- Math, Twinkle Toes- Reading, Measle- Math)
9:30-11 Sonlight read-aloud (Bible, History, Lit., Geography, LA, and learning stations for pre-K kids)
11-12 Lunch and discussion/narration of read-aloud selection
12-1 Independent study block 2 (Monk- Science and LA- each should take around 30 minutes or we may decided to spend 2 1/2 days on each during this period, Twinkle Toes- Math, Measle- Reading)
1-2 Independent study block 3 (Monk- Reading, Twinkle Toes- Science and LA, and Measle- LA)
2-3 Complete any unfinished work for the day and do afternoon chores
Revised Schedule for Wednesday
(Before 10 as usual)
10-12:30 Community Bible study- Divided Kingdom and Minor Prophets
1-2 Sonlight read-aloud
2-3 Independent study block 2
3-4 Independent study block 3
(So shortened read-aloud and lunch periods and the kids get finished 1-1.5 hrs later on Wednesdays due to Community Bible study.)
We've actually been getting up before 7 this summer so we may back up our schedule by 30 minutes, but I do want the kids to be awake during morning devotions! And hopefully our new baby will have no problem synchronizing his schedule with ours:).
I plan on writing up individual schedules for each of the kids with Colossians 3:23 printed at the bottom in bold! Once lamenated their schedules will go in the left pocket of their folders in their personal school drawer. Hopefully this way they'll all know what they're supposed to be doing when they're supposed to be doing it!
- 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.