So I've received the question quite often, how do we get through the day? More specifically, how do I get the kids through the day without too many meltdowns, with me still being sane and everyone sleep by 9 p.m.
This is how. We have a daily schedule, that for the most part dictates our entire day. Granted some days, there are deviations from the schedule. Fridays are no-school. If we do a movie on $5 Tuesdays, then we switch our no-school day from Friday to Tuesday.
Or if a kid is sick, we may follow the routine but not mind the time constraints.
A few things stay the same no matter what:
- bedtime is at 8 p.m. except on Wednesday when we are at church then its at 9 p.m.
- We do the same morning routine up till 9 am morning work, whether its a school day or not.
Yes, I have a homework time, because I do not want to spend TOO much time in any one subject because one of the kids is choosing to work slowly, so they know whatever they do not finish early in the day is homework.
This is our chalk board. In the 9am slot there is time for daily work. This is the daily work. The date changes daily, everything else changes weekly. I figure repetition will help with learning numbers/words/colors in both English and Spanish.
They have a daily notebook that the kids write this in, along with practicing writing their names and a letter to a friend (mostly Kaylee, Caleb will start that in the spring).
As I take more photos, I'll share more of our routine and homeschool room.
So if you homeschool, what does your days look like??