10:00- all kids working on subjects and toddler doing a felt board scene...meanwhile baby is getting into EVERYTHING so I take him to another room to avoid distractions.
11:45- My 11 year old finishes all school she can do on her own and offers to do a craft with Toddler (she is awesome at this and a HUGE help)
But, we also have good days. Here is a peek inside what a homeschool day sometimes looks like for us, a homeschooling family of 7 (5 kiddos, 2 adults) who live on a farm.
5:30am- baby is up to nurse
6am- mom making coffee (nectar of life). I plan out breakfast and get started (baked oatmeal in the oven by 6:15).
6:20- I sit down to do a brief Bible reading and personal devotion time. Praying for a good day!
6:35-I have a few minutes to check emails, social media, etc.
7:00- 14 year old gets up and snuggles up on coach to start her school
7:20- 11 year old daughter up. We do health together while the house is still quiet
7:40- 14 year old and I do history together while all is still quiet.
8:00- Toddler (almost 3 now) is up and game on!
8:10- 8 year old up
8:30- farm chores being done (feed & water horse, rabbits, cats, chickens)
9 am- baby is up and breakfast with a game of scrabble to start the day off on a fun note!
1:15 pm finish lunch and start cleanup crew again
1:30 pumpkin seed snacks started by 11 year old
2pm- baby and toddler heading to naptime, 14 year old agrees to read yet another book to toddler (I think this makes like 7!)
2:30 pm- both littles sleeping so I head down to do Science with my 8 y/o and 11 y/o. We complete our study of learning about Mercury (We are doing Apologia's Astronomy) and move on to reading a chapter book for their literature class on Thursday (we do a read aloud as they are both reading the same book but have different speeds on thier own so we just do it together)
3:30 pm free time for all the kids, I start dinner...WHEW!
This is just a sampling, and a sampling of a good day at that. I mean to say that when you homeschool there are both good and bad days and the funny thing is that yesterday, it wasn't such a good day and when a friend stopped by in the morning to pick something up I told her about this post and then added...THIS is NOT a day I will be blogging about!!!