Our Homeschooling Daily Flow
It is easy to allow our homeschooling day to be swept up into doing cleaning and reading. While reading is not a bad at all, we still must cover other things. So I created a daily flow to keep our day going and to be sure that we are continuing to move ahead.
Morning Group Time:
Devotion, Calendar, Preschool Songs, Read Board books
Preschool Time using our Preschool Board (coming soon), while the big girls do spelling & handwriting
Then the Little Ones help prepare and serve the morning snack
Then we have/do Family Time Fitness/Outside Playtime (sometimes the Library or Park)
Lunch & Chapter book reading
Special Brain Therapy Exercises (boys take nap usually through math and grammar time-sometimes)
Science or Geography
While I teach our four-year old to read, the bigger girls start Math & Grammar. I also work on math with the four-year old throughout the afternoon.
Mystery of History (w/ snack)
Arts n Crafts, Computer (Typing) or Freeplay, School is over
And that is our school day. The kids get 15 minutes breaks every hour or so. There is also a floating break that we try to take when my husband calls on lunch. During that time they are free to play or read. If the girls finish an area early they are encouraged to read but I don’t make them read because they are always walking around with books in their hands.
During the last week of our break, they both read the same chapter book Waggit Forever, in 3 days! Since then they have been sitting on the couch giggling and reading the books together. It is truly a beautiful sight.
An average day is 5.5 hours long. A normal day is 6.5 hours long and a short day is 4.5 hours long. The requirement for GA is 4.5 hours which we have no problem meeting even on our worst days.