Our Home Education Daily Schedule Monday-Thursday
5:45 Mom arises for exercise
6:15 Brent and Children Wake up
Get dressed, make bed, do hair, say prayers, brush teeth
Brent makes and cleans up breakfast
7:00 Piano Practicing
Ellery begins piano practice, and I arrive home about this time. We practice together for 45 minutes. This set block and 1/2 hour break before school starts has worked miracles. Ellery is far more productive with her time, knowing she will have to complete her practicing after school if necessary. Callista reads to Emmett or they just play.
7:45 Children Play/Exercise
Brent takes the children to the park or they ride bikes outside. Mom showers and gets ready, then Brent leaves for work.
8:15 Morning Gathering
9:40 Recess and Snack
10:00 Morning Lessons
12:15 Lunch Recess Clean up, eat lunch, free time, Emmett goes down for nap.
12:50 Afternoon Meeting (see next Monday post)
1:20 Silent Reading
Read quietly using book boxes. Mom has free time :) Wednesday piano lessons and library. Larissa stays until 4:00 pm on Wednesday's for Mom to run errands.
2:20 Quiet Time
Independent quiet time in room with small toy on bed, or listening to stories or music on CD. Mom prepares dinner. Ellery and mom make bread on Mondays, Callista and mom make snacks on Tuesday.
3:10 Free Time
Finish piano if necessary
5:10 Clean up for Dad and Set Table for Dinner
5:20 Dinner and Scriptures
5:50 Clean Up
6:00 Exercise/Play Time
6:40 Baths and Clean Rooms
7:00 In Bed Ellery reads aloud and mom reads aloud. Dad tells a story.
8:30 Lights Out
Fridays we wake up at the same time and piano practice. In the mornings we pleasure read. Then we have field trips for science, the arts, history, physical fitness or family fun. When we return home we do notebook pages and process our learning. If no field trip is planned we will have science lessons/experiments and projects. We then have quiet reading in the afternoons if time permits.
Here are a few snapshots of our first field trip.