books. It is something I am always
anxious about and not quite knowing how it will go, but it always turns out in
the end, which is good for me!
school. Monday morning we started off
with circle time – in order to include Lucy in part of our schooling. It is an easy way to start the day. We lay out a blanket, I pray over our day, we
read a Bible story together (the kids decided we should alternate days), we
sing a song or two (think itsy-bitsy spider and row row row your boat), and
then check the weather outside. By the
end of the week, Lucy had created a song to alert everyone that it is circle
time “circle, circle, circle, circle” while she spreads the blanket out on the
floor…all day. It was very cute though!
math. Jack can read just fine for his
level, but he prefers to read Transformer Rescue Bots books over the readers that I give him.
writing, and spelling (for Emma). At
this point we need a break, so we turn to my favorite way to break up the day –
Cosmic Kids Yoga. Even Lucy is getting
in on it now, very cute.
whichever book we are reading.
lunch time. That is how it worked last
year. But, I underestimated how much
time I would need to work individually with Emma and Jack. I am used to mainly working with Emma, and
then a little bit of work with Jack.
But, having them both need help every day this week…we were not
finishing school until 2!
planned too much work for us, and I will know better for next week. And I was pleased to accomplish all that we
did. The kids slept well all week, I
think because I was working them to the bone!
in the sprinkler, and mainly getting rid of all the extra energy.
I expect everyone to accomplish throughout the day. I’m happy I have the opportunity to re-work
our schedule and to lighten the load a bit – a huge benefit of homeschooling.
interviews, and I expected that I would have to help them, they did them
completely on their own, wrote out their own answers and everything. I was very impressed. My favorite part was when they read their
interviews to me.
ready to go back to school? Or have they
started already? What are they most
excited about in the new school year?