Friday, August 15, 2014
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
The gist of our school day is:
-Short storytime with little ones while Davin does his basic subjects.
-Play outside or downstairs.
-Read aloud time + 1 more subject if we have time.
Wake up (I know I am not an early bird!)
Get dressed and ready for the day.
Switch a load of laundry and fold a load. (I always put one in to wash at night before bed).
Do devotional while enjoying a cup of coffee, then check email and facebook.
They can play with Legos, do puzzles, color, draw, paint, read, play with trains, Hot Wheels, play with babies or blocks until it's time to play outside or downstairs. They often watch a show too (but I'm trying to work on limiting our tv time more). Jonny loves to play with water in the kitchen sink during this time too.
~11:30am- Before they can come to eat lunch it's time for a quick tidy of the main floor because it's probably a huge mess :)
~12:30-1:30 pm- The other kids and I have a rest time.
Keaton is with us too, of course, usually on my lap :)
---Next we do ONE more subject for a bit (either astronomy/nature study, history/geography, literature, or fine arts study). I don't have specific days of when we do these, just whatever we feel like. These are mostly meant for Davin, but the little ones can tag along if they like or are interested, which they often do for astronomy and fine arts. They can go do other activities instead, if they want. :
Davin does a drawing narration for each chapter of "Our Island Story." Here's an example of his reference drawing and his own drawing.
Davin often does a written narration after reading a chapter in "Pilgrim's Progress." He types it up on his laptop and prints it out for me to read.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Thursday, January 9, 2014
We finished another great read aloud today called "The Little Duke" by Charlotte Yonge. It had Davin and I in tears at the second to last chapter but ended well! Reading to the kids is my favorite part of our home school, and I'll always cherish this time with them. :)
In December we read "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens, and they loved having a candy cane during this time!