Wednesday, August 25, 2010
How important is a schedule, anyway? We stuck exactly to our 2010-2011 homeschool schedule on Monday. Then on Tuesday Monk wanted to do his science experiments right after breakfast, so I gave an inch. Now today Twinkle Toes is doing art BEFORE math. Have I lost all control of this school in just three days!?
Here's where we are sticking to the schedule- where I absolutely refuse to budge.
1. The kids will be awakened before 7 am each morning, no matter what time they get to bed the night before.
2. We will have our morning devotions from 7-7:30 and breakfast from 7:30-8 with Greek.
3. We will have our Sonlight read-aloud time, map and timeline work, and LAs from 9:30-11 each morning with lunch to follow.
Here's where I'm going to allow some leniency:
I will let the kids choose which individual subject to complete during each independent study block as long as they continue to get them all done and continue to do them well.
My goal is for my children to become independent learners, so it's probably best to allow them some flexibility in their schedule. What do you think? Are you a strict scheduler or do you incorporate some flex?
- 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.