Did you like that title? A typical homeschool day. If you homeschool, you knew that was a joke, right? I don’t think there is any such thing as a typical day. Atypical is typical around here. Still, the folks at Heart of the Matter Online are doing a blog hop and I thought it would be fun to participate. This week’s topic? A day in the life.
I had so much fun doing a photo journal of my day not too long ago that I thought I would do that again. This particular day was Friday, August 12. Fridays are not typical days because we sleep in a bit and have a lighter day, usually. I thought the sleeping in part might make somebody feel better, though, so here goes.
Yeah, that’s right. I slept till after 10:00. And your point? Okay, I really don’t usually do that during school, but that’s about the time this insomnia thing started – and I thought it had only been a week. No wonder I’ve been so ill.
So, anyway, this particular Friday I slept in. I try to get up by 8:30 or 9:00, typically. Upon waking, it’s not unusual for me to find a sweet note on my bedside table from my words-of-affirmation girl, Megan.
Late or early, though, my day always starts out the same – lacing up my favorite pair of Saucony shoes and working out. I’ve lost 88 pounds to date, so no skipping workouts!
I usually check my email while I eat a quick, pre-workout breakfast.
After my workout, I wake the kids and they start on their chore chart stuff while I get myself ready for the day.
Next up on the agenda: Easy Grammar and Daily Grams.
You never can tell who or what might show up at the school table.
Then it’s time for lunch. This particular day, it was chicken quesadillas. Yum!
It also happened to be a good mail day. Brianna has been wanting to learn Japanese. Since the only option we found locally was really expensive, we decided to use the same type of materials she was using in her Spanish class.
It’s called Ultimate Japanese and it comes with CDs so that you can hear the language being spoken, as well as a workbook that walks you through each lesson. It’s designed to teach adults to speak the language and is the equivalent of a two-year college course.
After lunch, we work on either writing or spelling, history or science, and reading. Brianna does all of her work independently with Switched-on-Schoolhouse. I did not invade her inner sanctuary for photos. The goes against the parent-teenager code of conduct.
Of course, nothing is ever done without the help of this guy or one of his friends:
And, there is a never-ending supply of this to keep me busy:
What does a typical day in your homeschool look like?
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