Originally Posted by Jennifer3141
I had a horrid day with the kids. I lost my cool. They tore my house apart. It was one of those days where I wished they were in school.
We all have those sometimes! Hope today goes better. Haven't ran across any particular resources specific for lightning? How about checking videos at howstuffworks.com All kinds of stuff there.
Originally Posted by craft_media_hero
We have not done much today. I am unhappy with our schedule/routine. I'm tweaking it a little . . . but I think the problem is that I just want to do too much.
How is everyone fitting it in? Would any of you all be willing to post your daily routine? I'm just having trouble settling in since the move and new baby and need some inspiration
daily routine here:
6-6:30 me up
7am- kids up(usually)- hygiene-make beds
7:30am- start cooking bfast and do a bit of cleaning, laundry etc
8am eat bfast- clear table
8:30- do a bit of cleaning or what else needs to be done/start school if it is tuesday(we go to the library this day so start earlier)
in changing order-
religion(read aloud from bible, saints book, or religion book- narrate)
HWOT( a few pages from K book)
lit (read aloud- fable, fairy story, poem, or shakespeare)
right start math
(adding in SSL next week)
10 am snack and a bit of play time for the kids, mommy takes comp time or does some work that always needy to be done! Like to take walks during this time as well.
11:am project time - this rotates between Nature Study/Science/History/Art
12am- lunch time
12:30-1 read aloud time
1:3yo down for quiet time
1pm Reading time- I See Sam- for ds- this takes 10-20 min
quiet time until 3-3:30pm
That is a basic schedule. Still working on adding in geography and music. Current schedule works well though.
We only school 4 days a week. Fridays we do co-ops which is not classes but just play and field trips which I like.
We just started Char. Edu as well but that will be family time.
Originally Posted by *Jessica*
Tomorrow is our homeschool character education class, Ready Set Happy
. After that they have their first drawing lesson based on the book Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
. Wednesday we are picking apples and making applesauce. Wednesday evening is Nik's first Cub Scout meeting. Thursday we are canning applesauce and pears. Friday we have homeschool group. For the weekend we have the falling leaves festival in Marc's hometown. I'm exhausted already!!!
Sounds like an awesome week as well!!! The character program looks good as well. Let us know how Cub Scouts go- I am looking into ds joining but evidently there is currently a restructuring going on in the pack so it is taking awhile.
Originally Posted by MyLittleWonders
Well, it wasn't 103 today ... it was 109!!!
: Tomorrow is supposed to be at least 100, and then though it's supposed to "cool down" to a mere mid- to upper-90's, it is supposed to get humid. Oh, I can feel myself melting already.
Have you read The Latin Centered Curriculum? We don't follow it completely (honestly, I don't typically use the curriculum suggestions from LCC or WTM), but it gave me a lot to think about in terms of how much I wanted to do, when I wanted to do it, etc.
I wouldn't be going out in that heat either. We had that in August and we stayed home!!!
Ditto on LCC Love that book, don't follow it explicitly either.
Originally Posted by Neldavi
I'm probably not trying to do as much as you but I think our kids are similar ages. I'm homeschooling my 6 year old for first grade, plus I have a baby and a three year old that throw a huge wrench into the deal
I have similiar ages! A 6 yo, 3.5, and 10 mo. old.
My 3y.o. listens some plays alot. Likes to do lots of coloring and painting. The 10 mo is playing around or attached to my boob usually. Sometimes napping.
Originally Posted by craft_media_hero
I think a big part of what's throwing us off is that the baby doesn't crash out for the night til around 1am, then nurses several times throughout, so when dd wakes, I'm still really unrested. By the time we get brek and dressed, it's after 10, and our most productive time is before lunch.
Also the fact that I am super-emphasizing the literacy until it clicks here. Last year I was really laid-back about it. I think homeschool will be soooo much easier once she's independently reading :fingerscrossed
So you can see that we have a ton of literacy activities in there . . . and with the double math (neither of which I am willing to let go of), there just isn't room for much else. And no time for chores
The core stuff has been getting done, though, and it's pretty solid
I am thinking of doing core work M-Th and then doing the electives all on Friday.
I think doing the electives on Fri could work. Perhaps throwing in a break after lunch for you and the kids- scheduled break. Then hitting the rest of the stuff. Just a thought. Or could dh take over a subject when he gets home and let you get a break or catch up w/ some chores. (not sure your dh's schedule- sorry if it has been mentioned my memory is horrible!)
So, ds had to show dh his work w/ money yesterday. Then dh started going over it with him some more. They both had a blast. We were supposed to just be doing nickels and pennies but then he did dimes as well. WE just did up to 10c combos, but dh did up to 20c w/ him. And all he could talk about was how fun it was! I was going to keep him on this lesson another day but I think he is more than ready to move on now.
Did char ed last night. It was a good intro, I hope to make it a Mon evening tradition. We also had an hr long walk outside which was glorious, dd picked tons of wild flowers found some great looking turkey feathers and examined coyote poop!
Today we are going up the road to check out the horse and bring it carrots to see if we can get it a little closer! MLW I didn't even think of reading out of HNS for the kids, but think I will do that this time.
Today is storytime at the library, she does tons of songs and games and always has a little activity afterward, the kids love it. Then we have lunch w/ daddy and will be doing the park w/ homeschool group. Plan on going to see the Owl movie after that!