Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Homeschool Memoirs #3 Routine

OK, I'm a little behind the times.... when I posted my theme last week, I guess I linked it to this meme... oops... blushing....

As some of you know I have been working a little. So I am now juggling work, home school and the rest of life this year and its been an interesting season. One I am not adjusting to well... here is our schedule hopeful *Ü*.

5:00 am

This is my time. I have 1 hour before anyone else gets up. I make coffee and spend 30 minutes to myself reading, praying and writing in my journal.


I am on my treadmill for 40 minutes....


Everyone else gets up, ready for the day consists of showers, making beds and making sure their bath room is clean..... eating breakfast and feeding animals. We do not all sit at the table together because some of us take longer in the bathroom.... eh hum... I have a teenage daughter remember....*Ü*

7:30 My girls read and have their own quiet time for 30 minutes.

We school from 8:00-3:00 Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. We school from 8:00-9:30 on Monday and Wednesday, and then 3:00-6:00 on Mondays only. So we actually have 4 full days and 1 half day.... with 1 of the full days split. RyLee has an online Latin class at 9:00 every Tuesday.

Homeschooling is a way of life around here....and this is how we have to roll this year.

Prep for dinner is done in the morning for crock pot meals or right after school. We will get to chores right after school too. We will tackle monthly chores 2 Saturdays a month. That way I can make sure the kids are at home and they have 2 Saturdays where they can be gone with friends if they want. The Saturdays are not set in stone but we will know once the youth group calendar comes out. They take day trips to Seattle at times and I dont want them to miss out on that.

We have youth group on Wednesday and Friday evenings from 6:30-9:00 and I have a meeting every Monday night. My son, bless him will bring the girls home most of the time.

The girls do not want to play sports again this year. They are not interested.... so we will be taking walks again in the afternoons a few days a week and Tae Bo kids 3-4times a week. If the weather is nasty out they can walk or run on the treadmill. RyLee will be taking swim lessons at some point... poor child cant swim well.... my oldest 2 learned early... but RyLee... well we have not made that effort.

Well, this is our schedule... tentevly anyway. We reserve the right to change said schedule as needed. *Ü*

Have a great year!!!

Much love to you....


mom24 said...

Goodness - what time do you get yourself to bed? It look fairly packed but isn't it nice that homeschooling can work around your needs!

Lisawa said...

HI Andrea... yes... Im grateful for the flexibility! *Ü* So far so good.... Today was light, but we will add subjects as we move along....

Im normally in bed by 9:30 and snoring by 10/10:30 ish.... I just can’t stay up late...

Thanks for stopping in! Its good to hear form you...


Mama Peep said...

I am a night owl and struggling to get up by 8am. I have often beeb heard saying that I would much rather GO TO BED at am than WAKE UP at 5am. It gives me the hives! My truly ideal day would be school from 1pm to 6pm. Unfortunately, sports practices can't be scheduled around me. At the moment I am reworking what I thought was the perfect schedule for us.


SKELLER said...

Yee-ikes!! That's quite a full schedule! And I'm ever so impressed with your diligence with daily exercise. You go, Girl!!!

lori said...

Hey YOU!
I'm getting around to some BUDDIES...and you know it sounds like my days....:) BUSY....I told someone yesterday (at our co-op classes) that I can't believe it's FRIDAY again....how in the world can time be going sooooo fast!

I'm on a MISSION to slow it down!
I LOVE it all...and I just want to savor it all...seeing that wordless wed. pic...makes you realize how quickly this season will be gone too..

Smelling the ROSES!!

How is the weather out there???

HA! I've been planning my menu for the month...and girl that is saving my life!:)


Angela said...

Your inspiring me to get going with dinner this fall! My downfall! The secret is starting early it looks like!