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Monday, March 19, 2012

A Week in the Life of a Homeschooler - Monday

Monday's studies (not pictured is typing)
Today was the beginning of our third and final term.  One of the benefits of breaking up our school year into three different terms is that it allows us to add new stories to the schedule, and in turn new adventures to our school day.  This helps keep the academics from getting mundane.  Sometimes there are books from a previous term that continue onto a new term, but they are usually few. 

As I continue with the series of A Week in the Life of a Homeschooler, I do want to point out that not all our Mondays, Tuesdays, etc. are the same.  For example, today my oldest had an orthodontist appointment which made our "school" day end an extra hour later.

7:00 - 7:30 a.m. - My oldest son woke up and did his personal Bible study and wrote in his journal.

7:30 - 8:00 a.m. - The children watched T.V.

8:00 - 8:30 a.m. - The children ate breakfast. We did our family Bible study and learned our new Bible memory verse.

Be strong and courageous.  Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.  ~Joshua 1:9
 8:30 - 9:15 a.m. - The children played.

9:15 a.m. - My oldest son went to his orthodontist appointment with his dad.  I stayed home and worked on writing, phonics, and reading with my little one.

10:30 a.m. - My youngest played Presidents vs. Aliens on the iPad (he's now learning to recognize all of the Presidents of the U.S.) while my oldest read his books.

11:00 a.m. - I read a poem to the children by our new poet.

11:10 a.m. - I read the Prince and the Pauper and Puck of Pook's Hill to my oldest.  I will eventually turn the second book over for him to read on his own.  The little one played in the same room we were in (so he listened to the stories too).

12:15 p.m. - I prepared lunch for the children.

12:50 p.m. - My oldest did his typing and started his math while my little one and I ate our lunch.  At one point I had to help my oldest with his math while my youngest played.

My little one decided that he wanted a sandwich after he had just eaten his lunch, so I had to explain why he couldn't have a sandwich.  Then I went back to helping my oldest with his math.

1:45 p.m. - We finished "school."  We then ran some errands, followed by a walk.

3:00 p.m. - Both my son and I had our piano lessons.

That was our Monday.  Next Monday I'm sure will be quite different.  :-)

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  1. Lovely kid you got there. It's amazing how you manage your time. That is still something I am working on especially the part where you mentioned your orthodontist. I just can't squeeze in any extra time for my kid to visit the dentists melbourne. But you gave me an interesting insight. Hats off to you. :)

  2. ASliceofHomeschoolPieJune 20, 2012 at 3:50 PM

    Thank you for your comment. Time management is certainly a life skill that can be challenging when homeschooling. I sometimes have it, and sometimes don't. :-)

  3. It's quite unfortunate that my kid has to undergo veneers at such a young age. It's a pain everytime he has to go to his dentist veneers lexington for check up but I guess that's the price we both have to pay for not taking care of his teeth when he was younger.


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