Thursday, September 16, 2010

Rule and Order

There are as many different homeschooling styles as there are homeschooling families.  We follow a very eclectic methodology currently...who knows that may change with time, but for now, it works for us. 

our schedule
We have a schedule (choose at least 5 of the above subjects each day) that we follow to some extent.  With little ones, things always change and we need to maintain a certain level of flexibility.  It goes something like this:

Wake up
Plan for the day-what lessons, what activities, what chores
Breakfast and getting the City Man out the door for work.
Recently, we have been putting 1-2 hours in the yard.  I got addicted to early morning yard work when it was 103 degrees every day.  The cool mornings are a nice calming time to get energy out before school begins.
Lessons- we are semi-Charlotte Mason in that we use short sessions and lots of real life experiences and outdoor wanderings and many discoveries.
Clean up- if you make the mess, you are responsible for cleaning it up.
Cooking- Lots of math and reading
Rest time-Charlotte Mason believed this was very important
PLAY- we try to be outside if at all possible...when it was 103 degrees, we tended to have restful indoor play.
Clean up
Sometimes during the day, we go out and about to shop (and learn about budgeting) or have play date.  When you home school, mindful socialization is important.

By then, it is time for daddy to come home and play, teach, and enjoy their company while dinner is being finished...if they choose, they can help.

Currently, evenings currently are filled with putting food by, and if they choose, they can help again at this point. 


  1. This is a very insightful post. I love hearing how a homeschooling day is organized. Sounds wonderful.

  2. Thanks! We are in our first year of homeschooling, but I worked in special education for years which is kind of like homeschooling someone else's kids (multi-age groupings, one on one attention, personalized curriculum.) So I had time to fine tune on other children before doing it with my own.


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