September 22, 2011

School has started!

Well today is day 9 of school. Things have been....good. I hesitate saying that because it has been short(usually done within 2 hours) and with a lil tension in the room afterwards.
The girls REALLY seemed interested in reading so we bought Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons by Dr. Phyllis Haddox. Though at the beginning things were fine by day 6 they were getting bored. I am not sure what to do. So I discussed it with Momma and we are taking a break from it until the 1st Monday in October. In the meantime we are using AlphaTales by Scholastic for reading. We do each letter for an entire week. By Wednesday the girls have the book memorized.

So here is our schedule(roughly):

10a.m.: Enter school room(which is spare bedroom...though without the bed part). Do day of the week, date, mention our letter & number of the week, do our weather for the day and also our morning "prayer".

10:20a.m.: Read LOTW book. Discuss words that start with that letter. Find all the letter words in the book and write on board(we do this EVERY day as well).

10:45a.m.: Usually do Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons

11:10a.m.: Bring out math manipulatives and practice adding numbers to our number of the week.

11:30am: snack time. Usually a nice healthy snack along with 1 episode of Blues Clues, Sid the Science Kid or some other educational show from Netflix.

12p.m.: We talk about they learned, go sit outside and enjoy the fresh air.

1p.m.: Momma calls around this time and they have a quiet time in their room for an hour.

2p.m.: It is lunch time. Again something nice, yummy and healthy with an educational show to watch(or we might watch a movie such as Space Buddies.

3p.m.: Nap time!! For the 3 of us.

After nap I usually just let them go crazy!! Naw we usually watch tv or go outside or start cooking dinner.
Eventually school day will last longer because we will be doing science more and adding cooking to our day(though dinner DOES count as cooking I am meaning cooking 4 education!)


  1. I remember those days! it seems so long ago~! One of my kids graduated home schooling and now I have a part time hser in gr 11 and one who went to school for grade 9!
    Enjoy and celebrate because it goes quickly!
    Looks like you are all having a ton of fun!

  2. I too remember the little ones - my youngest is 8! We also have fraternal twins - boy/girl - who are 10. We homeschool, but are primarily unschoolers. I look forward to reading your blog.