I'm linking up to iHomeschool Network for "Day in the Life".
While no day is the same in our house, I thought I'd write down what happened today (I took notes, and here and there I remembered to jot down the actual time).
It was a fairly typical homeschool day, give or take some subjects.
I don't wake my children, nor do I get up before they do (usually). I think it would be nice if I was that organized and determined to wake at 5 and get stuff done, but I'm not. I'm mostly just tired. ;)
We started by reading in Proverbs (this is something that I did for about half the year last year, but eventually let it slip because we have family devos at night...I'd like to stick with our morning Bible time this year).
Then, the kids got ready for the day. They made their beds, got dressed, and came out for breakfast.
8:15 - We had breakfast. We have cereal or oatmeal most mornings. I let them choose what they want.
Clean up from breakfast - Emilia and I did dishes while Jonny folded clothes and the little boys fought over their cars.
Tommy got sent to his room.
8:45 - Emilia, Jonny, and Matthew at table to do Horizons Math. Tommy, not to be left out, colored.
The little boys left to play (i.e. fight, wrestle, run) as soon as Matthew was finished with his math.
Emilia and Jonny did Sequential Spelling with me.
9:35 - Emilia and Jonny did Language Lessons with me.
Snack break for the boys because they were "starving!" (By the way, who else feeds their kids shredded cheese because they want it, but then - every time - remembers what a horrible idea it was? Cheese. Everywhere.)
10:20 - Kids started folding the MOUNTAIN of laundry (we camped over Labor Day) while I ate a tomato (the best huge tomato, from someone else's garden since I have no garden...yummy!)
I read the Mystery of History to the kids. We learned about Ivan the Terrible. By "we", I mean "Emilia and I" because the only time Jonny listened was when I read that Ivan gouged out someone's eyes. Now, that got his attention. Go figure.
Then, I got a phone call to discuss our new homeschool group, and all craziness inside my house broke loose. Emilia was folding clothes while the little boys ran through her piles because Jonny was (allegedly) encouraging them to do this. She wasn't happy. Fun times.
When I got off the phone, I declared that we were finished with school. We then left for celebratory ice cream and a trip to the library.
It wasn't a perfect day. It wasn't planned to the tiniest detail. But it was a good day. And, even better? I didn't get stressed (like I have been known to do) about the MOUNTAIN (this picture isn't even showing the huge pile near the laundry room) of laundry staring at me in the living room.
I just continued on with our studies and finished folding the laundry later. (Thank you Lord for that. :) )
Hope you all had a good first day as well!