Thursday, August 13, 2015

A Day in Our Home School {Back to Homeschool Blog Hop}

Hello. Thank you for coming back again today. Please join us as we walk through a typical day at our home school.

Actually, I don't know how "typical" this will be, since at the moment, my 10th grader isn't home; he's still at my brother's, helping with VBS at their church. Tonight is the last night, though.

Anyway, on average, this is what our day looks like:

Anywhere between 4:00 am and 6:00 am, I'm up, have my own private time with God, shower and dress, and may do some blogging/computer work.

Little Bit is usually up by 7:00 or 7:30. I remind him to read from his Bible, if he doesn't remember on his own. After that, I'll read to him from a devotional. Currently it's called Skyscrapers, by Eric B. Hare.

After that, we try to go right in to his Language Arts schoolwork. He may even get his math done before breakfast sometimes.

Some time between 7:00 and 8:30, hubby leaves for work. He has about an hour commute, one way. He doesn't really have a set time he has to be there...just, "before 9:00 am." Sometimes he's even called out in the middle of the night, if the system at works has some glitch or something. (For the record, he is a broadcast engineer at a TV station; he's the transmitter supervisor. In other words, he's the one who makes sure the station is on the air.)

Now, if the Botanist Boy doesn't stay up too late (Ha!), he hopefully will emerge from his room about 9:00...just in time for breakfast. He'll read a chapter from his Bible before he leaves his room.

After breakfast and clean up, we'll work on any schoolwork that the boys might be doing together...which isn't much anymore, since Botanist Boy is doing high school stuff. But if we're working on a unit study type item (particularly something we may be reviewing for the Crew), we'll work on it together.

Otherwise, the boys will separate for their own schoolwork. Little Bit still requires quite a bit of my assistance, while Botanist Boy works more independently. Botanist Boy does his schoolwork in his bedroom, where he can have quite and no distractions. Little Bit kind of migrates throughout the house, but does the bulk of his work in my bedroom.

Usually while they're doing schoolwork, if I don't have to help Little Bit, I'll work on my computer, or I may spend some time reading (since I review for LitFuse, as well).

Little Bit usually has his work completed by lunch time, which is around 2:00 pm.

After lunch and clean up, the boys have free time, if they're finished with their schoolwork. Little Bit tends to play games on his iPad. Botanist Boy may spend some time writing on his current story. If the weather is comfortable, they might even spend some time outside.

Supper is scheduled for 6:00 pm, and is an "everybody fends for him/herself" situation, usually.

Hubby will typically be home between 6:00 and 7:00, or so. He likes to relax by watching a TV show he's recorded. And he does go to bed fairly early (around 9:00 or 9:30-ish), and Little Bit usually heads for bed about that same time.

Bedtime for Botanist Boy and for me tends to vary, I think. I try to get there by 11:00, though. Perhaps he does, too.

As you can see, we tend to go more by routine, than by a hard and fast schedule.

What does a typical day in your home school look like? Please share.

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