Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Home School Plan

Plans change. That is one thing as a planner I have spent a considerable amount of time regretting, learning from and growing into. Plans change.
Probably my easiest lessons on that came in China. The second summer I taught there, we were in a particularly Chinese section of China (if you don't know what that means, just think farther in = a lot less Americanized, etc.) and we learned very quickly that whatever plans we thought were going to happen might never actually happen. For instance one time we were called in for a meeting that turned out to be an overnight trip. We had no idea until about two hours into the bus ride where or for how long we were going!
But I digress. What I'm really here to post is our new and improved schedule. Because plans change.

The old one:
M1: 9am History-Bible/10am Math/11am Science Experiment/Home work for grammar and literature
T1: History-Bible, Math, Spanish, Writing, Grammar, Geography
W1: Bible/Swimming/Art/Choir/Reading/Homework
R1:History-Bible, Math, Spanish, Writing, Grammar, Geography
F1: History-Bible, History Project/Homework
M2: 9am History-Bible/10am Math/11am Science
T2: History-Bible, Math, Spanish, Writing, Grammar, Geography
W2: Bible/Aquarium Science/Art/Choir
R2: History-Bible, Math, Spanish, Writing, Grammar, Geography
F2: Free for group learning, field trips, etc.

The new one:
Mondays: 
7:30 Breakfast
8:00 Family devotion
8:20 Oldest out the door for carpool to Horseback Riding Class
8:30 Reading with the boy
9:00 Reading with the youngest (She loves for me to sound out words slowly while she guesses them. It's her most exciting schooling right now!)
9:30-12 Run errands and pick up oldest from Horseback Riding Class
12-12:30 Lunch on the way home
12:30-1 Quick Math lesson
1-1:30 Science Experiment, written work using one of these awesome Science graphic organizers
1:30-2 Read Alouds
2-2:30 Written "homework" i.e. daily sheet, language, reading comp, and daily science worksheets
2:30-4 Rest time/Individual Reading

Tuesdays:
7:30 Breakfast
8-8:50 Family History Lesson 
8:50 Get hubby out the door to take youngest to pre-school and to go to work
9-12:30 Daily sheet, Math, Grammar, Spanish, Language, Reading, Typing, Daily Science, Journaling
12:30 Lunch
1-1:50 Read aloud
2 Pick up youngest from pre-school
2:30-4 Rest time/Individual Reading

Wednesdays every other week:
7:30 Breakfast
8-8:50 Family History Lesson
8:50 Get hubby out the door to work
9-10:30 daily sheet, language, reading comp, daily science worksheet
10:30 Leave for swimming at the Y
11-12 Swim at Y
12:15-12:30 Lunch
12:30-1:30 Kids play at Y while momma takes a walk
2-3:30 Rest time/Individual Reading
4:45 Choir class at church

Wednesdays every other week:
7:30 Breakfast
8:00-8:50 Family History Lesson
8:50 Get hubby out the door to work
9 Prep and leave for Aquarium Class
9:45-11:45 Aquarium Class and going through Aquarium
12:00 Lunch
12:30-1:30 Kids play at Y while momma takes a walk
2-2:30 daily sheet, language, reading comp, daily science worksheet
2:30-3:30 Rest time/Individual Reading
4:45 Choir class at church

Thursdays:

7:30 Breakfast
8-8:50 Family History Lesson 
8:50 Get hubby out the door to take youngest to pre-school and to go to work
9-12:30 Daily sheet, Math, Grammar, Spanish, Language, Reading, Typing, Daily Science, Journaling
12:30 Lunch
1-1:50 Read aloud
2 Pick up youngest from pre-school
2:30-4 Rest time/Individual Reading
4-5 All 3 kids take 20 minute piano lessons at home (!!)

Friday:
8:30 Breakfast
9-10:30 daily sheet, language, reading comp, daily science worksheet
10:30 Free learning time (Science experiments/Journaling/Writing/Reading/Field Trips, etc.)
12:00 Lunch
Finished for the week!


Today: How the plan has changed so far
Tomorrow: Back to School Picnic Party






1 comment:

  1. Flexibility = freedom, doesn't it? So excited for horseback lessons and that your kids are taking piano! Makes me happy. =D

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