Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Homeschool Memoirs: #3 Routines

First I wanted to thank everyone for their well wishes. I am not feeling 100% yet but am doing much better. Summer colds are just no fun ugh. Ok on with business :)...




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THEME

"I hope last week’s theme helped you get a bigger view and maybe
some ideas about different ways to homeschool or curriculum. There is so much to
share and so I hope this helped, especially the new homeschoolers, narrow things
down a bit. I am sure some of you are still getting into your homeschool
routines. I know some people are very routine oriented while others may be more
“day-by-day”, and it all depends on your family and what works best for your
life-style. This week please post what your planned homeschool routine is. The
theme banner should give you some ideas on how to do that. I had fun making that
and adding in real info (except for the times! lol).

When you’re done
posting your routines please share your prayers for this school year, and then
sign the linky so others can visit."

I am a much more routine person than I am a scheduled person. Mostly because with a routine if it gets set back a bit it's ok. With a schedule I feel more tied down and stressed LOL. So here is our routine. Nothing really major really.

6:00 a.m. I wake up, drink my coffee and when I am not feeling ill (like I am now) I go outside and watch the sun come up a bit. After a while I come back inside check my email and get stuff around for school, and get my exercise in.

7:00 a.m. I will wake-up the boys and feed them breakfast. After breakfast they brush their teeth, get dressed. Then they have some time to wake-up and play while I finish getting everything around.

8:00 a.m. We start our school day. We start with Bible and then I let the boys decide which subjects they want to do next. Usually they want to do Sign-Language. We learn that from a Library book but we also have a neighbor that knows Sign-Language really well and helps us with signs we don't know :). The boys and I love it!!

If they aren't done with their school work before lunch (usually they are) we stop for lunch at 11:00 a.m. and then finish up what's left afterwards.

Oh and we do Science three days a week instead of everyday because that's what is recommended in the Science book they have :).

After all that they can go outside and burn off some steam by riding their bikes (which they love to do) or just playing around. During the Winter though here in Michigan their are a lot of days that are just too cold for outside play. Thank the Lord for the MOMS Club® we are in so they have other ways to burn off some energy :).

4:00 or 5:00 p.m. we usually have dinner. This depends on when we all decide when we are hungry :).

6:30 p.m. Boys have to come in the house (if they are still outside) and start getting ready for bed (IE: Taking a shower, brush teeth, put on P.J.'s). This is also about the time we have Bible Study as a family and also read a story or two.

8:00 p.m. Boys go to their room, say their prayers and then it's lights out and sleepy time. This is also about the time I take a shower.

10:00 p.m. I am off to bed myself to start it all over again the next day.


Most of the time that is our routine but on Wednesday's we have Church and the boy's don't get to sleep till later and I let them sleep in the next day. Also sometimes this stuff gets moved around because we have a MOMS Club® event or something going on so things are later than usual. But that's pretty much our routine.

6 comments:

kel said...

I am more routine too I do mine a little different I will ahve to post it once I get back to the house (making mental note not to forget..lol). Loce the homeschooling posts

Starchild079 said...

WOW, what a busy day! I think you're doing a great job with the boys! *hugs*

Sallie said...

Oh, long days... but they are still so much easier than public school!!

Great routine..
Sallie

Michelle said...

"I am a much more routine person than I am a scheduled person. Mostly because with a routine if it gets set back a bit it's ok. With a schedule I feel more tied down and stressed LOL. "

Finally-- that's what I wanted to say I just never had the words for it. I have so long struggled with a schedule. Just say "Routine"!!! Thanks!

Michelle said...

"I am a much more routine person than I am a scheduled person. Mostly because with a routine if it gets set back a bit it's ok. With a schedule I feel more tied down and stressed LOL. "

Finally-- that's what I wanted to say I just never had the words for it. I have so long struggled with a schedule. Just say "Routine"!!! Thanks!
www.homeschoolblogger.com/mhabrych

Julie said...

Sounds like a good routine to me :D ... And it's nice that you can go with the flow, if things get off schedule. :D