Monday, September 29, 2008

My name is Heather and I'm a blogging slacker

Like anyone who knows me doesn't know I'm a slacker. No pictures today, sorry. And since nothing is happening around here except school I thought I'd give a glimpse into the life of a homeschooler Faulkner-style. So here we go. WEEEEE!
7:30 Brenna and I are up. Brenna watches TV. I go running with my friend Jen.
9:00 I'm back. I wake everyone who is still asleep(Riley) up. Kids get dressed and eat. Blair is usually gone by now.
10:00 Start school. We usually start with our readers first. Riley is finishing Riding The Pony Express (that should be underlined but I can't figure out how to do that on Blogger). Brenna is reading Pocahontas And The Stranger. Caleb is reading Sam and Pat (it's an 8 page reader that we have been reading for a week now, I'm a bit sick of Sam). We then do vocabulary, spelling, handwriting, writing, math and science. History and geography are tied into their readers. Brenna pretty much does her work on her own and I just check it. The boys and I sit at the table and work together. They do the same science and history. Also part of the Sonlight curriculum is what they call Read-Alouds. These are books I read aloud to them (DUH). We read these at night before bed. The boys read-aloud right now is The Apple And The Arrow. It's the story of William Tell. We also read our Bible story and usually a chapter of Harry Potter. We all do art together once a week. I found a really fun art game to help them learn different artist.
Around 12:00 break for lunch.
12:30 back to school to finish up anything that didn't get finished that morning.
1:30 or so We are usually done with school by now and I try to get the kids to go to the park to run around or ride bikes but it is just now getting cool enough to do that for longer then 10 minutes.
2:00 Chore time- each kid has two chores each that we rotate about every other week or so. These are the six chores that I dislike the most that don't involve chemicals or toilets. And really what's the point of having kids if you can't make them do the stuff you don't want to do. Emptying the dishwasher, taking out the trash, vacuuming, animals food, animals water and watering inside plants. They don't get paid for these chores. These are "being part of a family" chores. The only chore we pay them for is cleaning the cat box because that is above and beyond.
After chores they have free time until dinner.
So that is our homeschool day in a nutshell. Riveting isn't it.


Luke said...

You can underline things in posts with the html <u>This text would be underlined</u> tags. But I typically just use links, like Riding the Pony Express.

Eh, life often isn't riveting, but it is fun to catch up with people and see how life is going, even if it is "merely" slow and steady. [smile]


Beverly said...

Hooray for blog updates! ;-) (And hooray for finally having time to read friends' blog updates!)