I find it hard to believe that it is that time of year, but it is! This week I will join many other homeschooling bloggers in sharing our days. I love reading about other people’s days over at Simple Homeschool. 2018 is the fourth year that I have documented our week. You can check out 2015, 2016, and 2017 if you would like to see how our weeks have changed.
Today happens to be Martin Luther King Jr. Day;thus, Nick is home as well as several friends. My day started off at 6:30 am, but the kids’ day started a bit later. I awoke at 6:30, ate breakfast, and headed to work out. I came back home at 825, and the house was silent!
I walked through the house and gently woke everyone. We were out of town this past weekend, so everyone was pretty tired. Over the next hour, everyone ate breakfast and did whatever they needed to. At 930 we met for our fifteen minute clean up (during this time, we each have an area that we are responsible for each week-vacuuming, dusting, picking up, etc.). Next we moved to the sunroom for our group work. Right now, we are reading a book together. We also discussed the importance of Martin Luther King Jr’s work and how it relates today.
At 1030, everyone heads to the kitchen to work on independent work. I hang out at the table during this time and help as needed. Everyone worked until around 1215 at which time we ate lunch, and Parks started baking some cookies.
At 1:00, Parks worked with a local college student on making paper. (He is studying Ancient China), and Sawyer and I read her book aloud and worked on her history-China in the Middle Ages.
At 230, Sims worked in his room on projects and the other two kids met up with some kids from the neighborhood who were off from school today.
At 4:00, we hit the road for afternoon activities. Sawyer and Parks went to music lessons. Then Sawyer and Sims went to climbing practice. I got a nice surprise tonight at the climbing gym-Nick came up to climb with me for a bit while the older two were at practice. Parks just hung out at the gym until we went to get some dinner. Then I headed back tot the gym to pick up Sims and Sawyer.
9:00. Home at last. Now we are settling down for the night. Sawyer is feeding the animals, and everyone is heading to their rooms for the evening.