Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Our Homeschool Day

I am fairly certain that we never have the same homeschool day.     So I'll give you a run down of a "typical" day.

I try to have everyone out of bed, dressed and ready for breakfast by 8:00.  That doesn't always happen. ;)

We typically set down for breakfast together around 8:15.  Breakfast really varies.  Sometimes I feel more like a big breakfast, like pancakes, eggs, etc. Other times, we have cereal or frozen waffles.

After everyone eats, the girls make their beds and clean their room while I clear the table.

I try to get everyone back at the table for lessons by 8:45.  Earlier is always better, but we aren't always at the top of our game.

We always start our school time with prayer and Bible first and foremost.  God has to be at the heart of our homeschool or I am wasting my time. 

Because we are studying Old Testament/Ancient History, I immediately do History in conjunction with our Bible time.  We are using My Father's World Creation to the Greeks this year so our Bible and History time fit very well together.

Because our youngest is enthusiastic about the Pledge to the flag, we say the pledge after Bible and History.

This year, I opted to try the workbox method with the girls so following Bible and History the girls start their first workbox.  I split their time up through the day with various activities that are not in a workbox, do and do not require me to help, etc.  I really try to mix up our day with their workbox so that it is not predictable and boring for the girls.  I also want them to have subjects so that they don't need me at the same time.

We really have some days where schedules are completely thrown out the window.  My youngest has allergy shots every Monday morning.  Our family works the clothes closet at our church one Tuesday a month.  Of course, there is always things that come up for us.  I so try not to stress when "stuff" comes up and our "schedule" gets wacky. 

I try to have our day wrapped up by 2:30, but that may or may not always happen.  The afternoons are filled with household chores, free time, and just plain fun.  I also attempt to take the girls to the library once a week.

I like to be super organized with it all but both girls end up sick through out the year with various hospital and doctor visits.  What does your family do for their day?  Do you have a set schedule or do you generally "go with the flow" like we do?

I'm linking up with the "Not" Back to School Blog Hop this week.  Go check out other families homeschool days.

Not Back to School Blog Hop




  1. I love starting the day with the Bible and prayer. The last two years I included it into our day around the middle! but it often got overlooked so I'm trying to be diligent with doing it 1st thing with everyone!! It's a super way to start the day!

  2. Hi! I am stopping by from the MFW Blogroll and co-hosting the My Father's World Homeschool Highlights this school year with Kathi @ A Heart Like Water. This is where MFW families connect weekly, or as often as you like, to share what we are doing in our schools. The first one is Aug 25, the info is on my blog. I hope you join us!


    ps: I hope you have a great year!