(Mondays and Fridays we are all at home in the mornings. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays Lydie Joy goes to preschool in the mornings.) My curriculum choices are here.
6:15- My shower and devotion (ideally)
7:30 Kids breakfast, devotion/Bible, chores, get dressed
8:30 Math, Spelling, Language (Phonics too for Joshua), Reading, Latin
*The boys need my help for about 45 minutes of this 2 hour period. They have become independent learners this year to an extent that I did not expect. I am so thankful!
(9:00 leave for preschool with school work in tow)
10:30 Outdoor break and snack
10:50 History/Writing or project
11:30 Science/Writing or project
12:00 Lunch and circle time
(Circle time is when we work on memory work: verse (trying to memorize the book of James this year), poem, Latin vocabulary and chants, geography (currently states and capitals), math flashcards, songs/hymns (currently America the Beautiful and Fifty Nifty United States)
1:00 Pick up Lydie
*Read aloud during afternoon snack or at bed time
*Book basket time while I cook dinner
**We take our school in the car on preschool days. The boys keep their lap desks and pencils in the car all the time. I am amazed at how they can continue without skipping a beat! Our goal every day is to be done by 1:00.
**But we seem to take longer on Mondays and Fridays because we have no time constraints. Also, on those days I become Lydie's teacher, too. We work on Horizons pre-K workbook and Before Five in a Row books and art projects during the morning.
**Another positive change: I hired a house cleaning service! These helpers take an enormous amount of pressure off of me! I am SO thankful! Somehow a schedule that looked completely overwhelming a month ago has settled into wonderful, full, but manageable days! This is a good season!
"It rests well with the parent to consider well the tracks over which the child should travel with profit and pleasure."