Simple Homeschool. At the moment they are doing a series (their 3rd annual one) about our "day in the life" so I thought I'd share a bit about our "normal" day with you too!
So here is a glimpse of what it's like in our home.....
Wake time: anytime from 6-6.30am (whenever my baby girl starts the day at the moment,) then it's all about Sapphire's needs first. Once she is back in bed I jump into the shower, help Allan with any last minute lunch things, say goodbye to him (leaves by 7.15) then it's onto my other jobs!
Usually that's getting breakie and dressing Esther (the 3yr old) washing (which I only do every second day) starting Monday cause that's our home day.
At the moment we are on Summer holidays but will be starting in just 2 weeks so this is the PLAN of what I'll do (of course now with a new baby thrown in the mix I'm up for flexibility!!)
Firstly we PRAY! It's the perfect way to start the day! I encourage each of my treasures to either pray or at least give me a prayer point.
Then we read the bible and talk about what we read, learnt or found interesting in the chapter.
Hannah and Zeke then go onto their Maths, Hannah tends to need help here so while I help the older children I get some colouring/playdough/puzzles/beading/blocks/magnets etc for Esther and Sophia to do (different activity for each day!) We work for 30 minutes then they move onto their other subjects of the day:
Tuesday: Unit study (this term it's Nursery Rhymes) Times Tables, and we go out to Bible study.
Wednesday: Garden/Nature journal, Anatomy
Thursday: Times Tables (this time flash cards or games) Art, Diary Writing and then Home Ed group.
Friday: Geography/History, Grammar, Spelling Test, (the words we've been doing all week) Housework, Computer time.
Magic 100 words for her. She does violin practise and smaller amounts of the other subjects (listed above) and there is lots of free time, and play time with her new favourite play mate Sapphire and Esther. We also cook a lot together.
After lunch it's FREE time while I get some time to myself, do more house work, attend to Sapphire again (of course this is all through the day) and perhaps do some "work" things (with my Stampin' Up! business) replying to emails and the like.
At 2pm we come together again for word list and any unfinished work, jobs and tidying up before 3.
3 o'clock is when I'm done and the TV goes on for an hour... YAY! I get more "work" done, maybe make a card, (YAY, YAY!) start tea prep etc.
"day in the life of" I too sort out many an argument, prepare LOTS of food, constantly clean up, correct wrong choices, answer HEAPS of questions and ultimately enjoy learning and being on this journey with my precious treasures!!
I never thought I'd be homeschooling for the long haul but the more I do it the more I know that it's the RIGHT way for us-this family and the more I look forward to seeing what's in store in the future!
Thanks heaps for popping in and listening to my story! May this new year 2013 be one of your best yet in your homeschooling family!!
Smiles The Torrents'
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Friday, January 18, 2013
picture by Ginny from Small things
One of the wonderful Homeschooling blogs I follow is that of Small things! What a delightful place to visit! The words from Ginny are always refreshing and truthful and warming to your heart! I love her photography also and looking at the world through her lens!! In her latest post she had this fabulous craft idea for children, printable stamps!! You can find them HERE, they are sooo sweet and with the recipe for how to make them like a licky sticky stamp I think they are a perfect holiday craft, or that of ANYTIME really!
I'm keen to make them and I'm sure my little girls (well to be honest all of my treasures) will have the most funnest (not really a word but you know what I mean!) time playing!
May you have time to play and create soon too!
Smiles The Torrents'
Sunday, January 13, 2013
We've been enjoying a very HOT summer (for Tassie standards) and made the most of it while Allan was off by taking a trip to Hobart! We went to the Aquatic centre and all had a very fun time!
Sapphire mostly slept through her first swimming time..... so cute!
The slide winder is the favourite!
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Sapphire knows where her hands are now, and the smiles and chitter chatter that we engage in together are pure delight, like streams of sunshine to the soul! I love it! As does everyone else, what joy a baby brings to a home, to a family, to US!
Happy 12 weeks old little jewel, we love you!