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Thursday, March 08, 2012

A Week in the Life of a Homeschooler - Thursday

Our days never start at the same hour.  Each of our days is always different.  This was our Thursday:

6:00 - 7:15 a.m. - Little one woke up and continued his work on his Lego tower from the previous day. 

7:45 a.m. - My older son woke up.

7:45 - 8:30 a.m. - The children watched T.V. while I got dressed.

8:30 - 9:00 a.m. - The children ate breakfast and then spent some time with their dad.  One of the reasons I'm so thankful that I homeschool is that it allows my husband the opportunity to spend extra time with our children.

9:00 - 9:15 a.m. - My older son cleaned his room and read his Bible.  My little one learned about the importance of brushing his teeth and we discussed a news report I watched last night about the increase in cavities among preschoolers and some of the causes. 

9:15 a.m. - I washed the morning dishes, ate breakfast, checked my emails and Facebook page, dried my hair, and then spent some time alone with God.  (I find that when I spend my mornings with God, my day runs so much smoother.) 

Meanwhile, the children played.

10:00 a.m. - We began our "school" day.  (Note: I don't believe that there is ever an ending to learning; our whole day is full of learning opportunities which is why I tend to put the word school in quotes.)  We began with our Bible Study, followed by science. 

Today my little one begged to do our reading downstairs in our basement so that he could play with his and his brother's Lego city as he learned all about horses. 

After we were done with our reading, we watched several videos showing various horses' gaits (one of the things we learned today).

11:00 a.m. - We next covered Spanish by reviewing the words they've learned thus far.  They had to draw expressions depicting the words that I said.

11:30 a.m. - I read the conclusion of Oliver Twist and the continuation of Kidnapped with my older son.  (This is one of my FAVORITE parts of homeschooling - all of the cuddling I get to do with my children as we enjoy wonderful books together.) The little one played his educational games on the iPad.  (It amazes me how many states he can already point out on the U.S. map all thanks to the game Stack the States.)

12:30 p.m. - Read a chapter of Sammy Jay to my little one.  We then worked on practicing the sound "sh" from his reading book.  When we were finished, he asked me to read another chapter of Sammy Jay.  (He actually asked me to read the whole book, but we didn't have time to do that today.)

My older son went to his room to finish his reading of three books (Treasure Island, Window on the World, and William Carey Obliged to Go).

12:45 p.m. - Had the little one get himself dressed while I put the morning dishes away and made lunch.

My older son worked on his copywork and grammar.  I helped him with his grammar as needed.  When he was done, he checked his answers against the Teacher's Edition.

1:00 p.m. - Everyone ate lunch.  I then washed the dishes and tidied up the kitchen and living room.  We then left the house to take my little one to his ballroom dance lessons.

Once the dance lessons were finished, the children had the opportunity to listen to one of the dance students (age 8) practice her speech on the Bible story of Esther.  We then judged her speech using a form she provided for us. 

Every Thursday, after the dance lessons are finished, my homeschool friends and I sit and have tea together while the children "socialize."  (This is my favorite part of the dance lessons.)

The children playing Monopoly and Checkers on the iPad.
After we arrived home and ate dinner my oldest son practiced his piano lessons and we ended our evening with some Xbox bowling, soccer, and boxing.

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  1. This is a very nice report.

  2. ASliceofHomeschoolPieMarch 18, 2012 at 7:03 AM

    Thank you Savannah!


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