Have you ever wondered what a day in our homeschool looked like? Today I am going to give you an inside peek at what our typical day looks like, and how we homeschool in less time than you would think. Do you wonder if homeschooling takes a lot of time? I am hoping to answer some of those questions for you today. Come on in and enjoy a peek at our day!
5:30 a.m.- I try to get up at this early hour when I know I have blog or social media stuff to get done for this blog. If I’m lucky all children will stay asleep, that doesn’t happen all the time though.
6:15 a.m.- I have one child that attends public school and I get him up to get ready and catch the bus. Usually my younger two children 2 and 6 get up to start their day.
7:00 a.m- I get my oldest daughter up and take my oldest to the bus. My children at home eat breakfast while I do this.
7:30 a.m.- I get my coffee and breakfast, get a shower and get ready for the day (this doesn’t happen everyday though). My children are waking up and watching a little t.v. while I do this. Yes, we watch t.v. in the morning.
8:00 a.m.- My oldest gets her day started and gets ready. She will typically start her online schooling between 8 and 10 a.m. I am not too strict on when she starts because she is really good at getting her work done without any fuss. She helps me around the house, and with the other kiddos a lot in the mornings.
10 a.m.- If I haven’t already started school with my 1st grader I will start on this about 10 as well. We have work boxes that we work from daily. We start at the top with Bible and Handwriting then work our way down.
11:20 a.m.- We stop for lunch around this time, this is when dad calls and checks in on our day and we get a break from all the hard work we have just done.
12:00 p.m.- The baby lays down for a nap and we finish our school work for the day. If it is a good day the baby will stay asleep for 2 good hours.
2:00 p.m.- We are usually finished with all school work by 2 p.m.. We have the rest of our day to play or run errands.
I also work off and on during the school day as a beautician a few days a week, and as a blogger daily. We work side by side and love it!
As you can see that homeschooling doesn’t take all day. This is a typical day for us, but not all days are like this. If we have a doctors appointment, grocery shopping, or unexpected visitors we have the liberty to work around those things.
This is why homeschooling is not cut and dry. LIFE happens. There are days when I have the entire day planned and we will not get any of those things done because LIFE happens. There is sickness, last minute interruptions, phone calls, and more.
There are a lot of homeschool families that homeschool at night. When my son was at home we did a lot of his work in the evening. He just worked better then, plus this gave him the opportunity to help my dad with various jobs such as taking care of our cows, recycling, helping with jobs and more. My son learned a lot of life skills when he had the opportunity to do school later in the day. He is in public school now because he wants to play sports and try for a college scholarship. We are hoping they pass the Tim Tebow law in our state though and he can come back home to homeschooling.
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This post is part of a link-up with iHomeschool network.