Monday, August 27, 2012

A Day in the Life.... sort of

Ok, well because of major pain in the rear issues technical difficulties with my camera (as I explained in my last post) I missed posting my lovely students photos last week. There are beautiful pictures of our first day of school stuffed in that stubbornly inaccessible memory card that will, at some point soon, be freed and shared with you, but until then... the show must go on!

This week's theme in the Not Back To School Blog Hop is a Day in the Life. Ok, I don't know about you, but I'm not sure there really is such a thing as a "typical" day in the life for anyone, let alone a homeschooler. No matter how laboriously I try to plan for every conceivable facet of our week, something burns at breakfast time, a surprise visitor pops by, an event creeps in that I didn't anticipate or life just somehow happens and it throws my pretty little schedule in a tailspin! Always happens... without fail. So I choose to embrace the unexpected and use my nice schedule as a really optimistic guideline. 

Here is a breakdown of our week. My biggest challenge in scheduling is being available to actually TEACH one child while the others can continue working. So I've laid out my schedule so that I can be available to each student for the subjects where they need instruction, and put them opposite the subjects that my other kiddos can complete separately on their own. The items highlighted in red are where I need to be working with that student. 

Mondays are crazy because my oldest takes classes through a co-op for most of the day, then after coming back home and completing a few subjects, I skitter the younger two over for their two afternoon classes. Chaotic, I know, but it does give me two hours of personal, quality, one-on-one time with the grocery store. Ok, so it's not exactly girl time, but still, always a trip better done alone!

Again, this is a really optimistic guideline but it helps keep me on task and prepared for each day. I look forward to hoppin' around some blogs to see how other people work their days! 

1 comment :

  1. Thanks for sharing your day. We're unschoolers in Australia and love hearing about other homeschoolers' lives and meeting them as we travel!