Dear Everyone, Thank you for making me feel like less of a heel for my super-strong opinion. I still could have worded it differently.
Originally Posted by SandyBeachBums
So, what would an average day look for boys ages 10,7, and 4?
I love your e-name. Surrounded by still over an inch of solid ice and expecting another storm today, it brings this wonderful vision of a beach and a pina colada...and a chaise lounge...ahhhh.
Back to reality, I have 11 & 7 yr olds. Heres what we do, but it constantly fluxes, so in a couple months it might be different. In summer, we're outside most days.I usually start with some cuddle time with my "First" grader - the "Sixth" grader sleeps later and sometimes eats later. Then we do morning chores and I take a few minutes web time to plan and correspond while they play. I have to get into First-grade mindset.
About mid-morning, we all three get together and light a candle for morning circle. We do a morning verse together - currently this one
- and usually play a movement game - currently this one
The we do First grade main lesson, while Sixth works on his own - either experiments or reading or computer work. For 1st main lesson we're doing alphabet right now, so we have a story, rhymes, movement games, and a song. When we're finished, first plays & I check in with Sixth and go over his work.
After lunch, I allow them time to play for an hour or so while I plan and change my mindset to Sixth grade. We then have our 6th main lesson while First plays. We're usually finished by 2:30 or 3 and go for a walk all together. Then they either have outside afternoon activities or they play together. We do art a couple of afternoons a week, but on a great suggestion from MamaKass, I'm thinking about moving it to evenings.
So First gets under an hour of "school" plus a possible art lesson, and Sixth gets about 2-2 1/2 hours plus an art time.
Also, we take Wednesdays off as my nod to unschooling. We have just one hour each Wed of a planned activity with our homeschool group, but the rest of the day is totally free.
still smilin' over Annette's beeswax