Wednesday, September 3, 2008

WFMW- The first day of homeschool

If you read this blog on a regular basis you know we home school. We love home schooling! This year we got a late start, we started yesterday. I think that things run more smoothly with a schedule. I wanted to share how we are doing things this year with 2 children doing structured schooling and a preschooler. Our day goes like this- 6:00 Wake up get dressed
6:15 Bible study
6:30 wake up the boys
7:00 eat breakfast
7:30 do short Bible story with all 3 kids
7:40 say Pledge of Allegiance
7:45- 8:30 Luke Bible and SS
8:30-9:00 Bo Phonics
9:00 snack time I also read a story during snack time
9:15-9:30 Daisy Preschool work
9:30-10:15 Luke Phonics
10:15-10:45 Bo Math
10:45-11:30 Luke Math

During school time the tv does not come on. I set up learning stations around the house so the children not working can still be learning. At one station we have pattern blocks and pictures laid out. Puzzles at another station. And construction paper with scissors and glue at another station. I will be switching up the items at the stations, some days we will paint while other days we will do play dough.
On Wednesdays we are going to a homeschooling group. We do a 4 day school week with Fridays open for tests.
What works for me is scheduling each minute of our school time, it gives us a guide line and helps me keep organized. What works for you? This week is backwards week for WFMW, so what can I do to improve our school week? I love ideas about school. For more WFMW go to Rocks in my Dryer.

Bo not ready to get up yet

Luke ready for a new year of school

My school boys

Me, the teacher

Bo and I doing his first phonics lesson the letter "L"


Twice Blessed said...

Your boys look so ready for school. You look so cute w/ Bo holding your glasses. I promise not to call you until 1130a from now on. If you get a break at snack time, call me!

Amy-littletoesandcheerios said...

You sure look awake for that early in the morning. I'm more like Bo!I was up at 6 as well-Madi still not feeling her best.

Amy-littletoesandcheerios said...

If Brenda has Thanksgiving are you all coming too?

Kristy with a K said...

Hey, what a great group of students you have !!! Sounds like a very organized schedule, I'm sure it will work out great. Same goes for me, if not too busy during break, call me.

The G's said...

So cute. When did Luke get so tall?

The Apron Queen said...

I've been reading your blog for awhile & I just now noticed that your kids' blog names are the Dukes of Hazzard! I'm slow! :)

Jennifer said...

I don't have any suggestions for you. Mine are only 2 and 8 months old. I just wanted to let you know that I am thankful that you posted this. I am trying to figure out if I should homeschool, and this post is helpful. The stations are a great idea! I would have never thought of that.