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12-08-2011, 08:01 PM #14
We're pretty scheduled this year with my first- and second-graders:
8:45 to 10:00: One kid reads on the couch while I sit with the other one for penmanship and math, then they switch.
10:00 to 11:15: Snack and morning break
11:15 to 11:35: Spelling
11:35 to 11:55: French (daughter only... son does Latin with my husband before he leaves for work)
12:00 to 1:00 Lunch and read aloud
1:00 to 2:00 Quiet time!!!
2:00 to 2:30 History (M-W-F) or Science (T-Th)
2:30 to 3:00 Geography, Logic, Grammar, or Art
The rest of the day is snacks, playing, and extracurriculars (swimming lessons, etc.) This is our schedule just about every day, Monday through Friday, unless we have a field trip planned or something special comes up. It's about 2.5 to 3 hours a day, not including read alouds.Mother of two monkeys...daughter age 8.5 and son age 10.
12-08-2011, 08:36 PM #15
I like the use of blogs for LA.
Even though this is about Mario, ds does research, he types, he works on spelling, he uses multiple computer functions etc...so the work that goes into it I'm happy to call 'educational' even though the content isn't.
Last edited by Stella M; 12-08-2011 at 08:39 PM.
12-08-2011, 09:56 PM #16
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also search the SHS site for this type of stuff, so many posts about it and all so different....
girls get up sometime, way before me... and i have no idea what they do. playing? eating? i don't know. then around 9 dh gets up and makes official breakfast, ie. hot food, and then I get up when he finally yells loud enough to break through...or sometimes the coffee smell wakes me. Then we converge in the kitchen, the girls eat and then the grownups eat and then it is 10 30, so i say, we're starting school soon... and they run off. then i get distracted and then they get hungry and then they eat and then i realize that it is so late that we really need to do something, so i find the easy stuff and say, "here take this and do this for 15 minutes".... usually handwriting or phonics, generally i let them choose, and then they get to pick something else to work on.. depends on my mood what i offer them. RightStart math or Moving beyond the page, and usually not both.... because we get distracted....
oh we have starfall.com and have spent entire days with several brainpop trials.....
been thinking about a trampoline, girls have a blog but aren't interested, they play play play play play play play... and it makes no sense to me, but they do it.... I would be completing workbooks left and right... but they don't get that same satisfaction out of them...... so play.
And then we eat dinner around 5:30 or six, and then read alouds. and bed at 7:30 to 8:30....
Sort of boring with all that playing. But they find stuff to do, they keep busy._______________________________
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12-09-2011, 04:13 AM #17
I LOVE IT! My 7yo will go crazy when he sees it! He could talk about Mario for hours He loves to find the Mario games on Scratch and Kodu and play them. If I could build a curriculum around Mario (hey, maybe I should?) then we'd be in business! Hmmm....now you've got me thinking!
12-09-2011, 09:54 AM #18
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Stella, do you edit what he writes? I'm trying to figure out where my son should be in his writing, because we don't have any other English speakers to use as reference.2nd year homeschooling my one and only ds9, 4th grade, in Bananaland
and writing about it in my spare time at Luminous Fire - our homeschool journal
12-09-2011, 07:20 PM #19
My 10 yo wakes up early so I like to set things up for him so he can get an early start and get things out of the way if he wants. But a typical day - he starts at around 9 and works up until 11:30 or so and then takes a break, eats lunch at around noon and then does about another hour or so of school work. He does handwriting, spelling, math and LA in the morning and usually science/social studies in the afternoon.
My 6 yo wakes up late, 9-9:30 and starts school at around 10:30 and is usually finished by noon. He does handwriting, spelling, a grammar worksheet, math, MBTP and we read together every morning, taking turns reading aloud. He usually practices piano for 15 minutes or so too.
That's a typical day for us and of course some days are longer depending on what we're doing.Homeschooling two boys, ages 7 and 11
12-10-2011, 11:39 AM #20
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We have a 6 year old in 1st grade and an 8 year in 3rd. The basics are covered every day, M-F: reading comprehension, 30 minute reading, math, spelling, grammar. Science, history, map work/geography, poetry, mythology, cursive writing, typing and animal study we try for 2 lessons a week, but usually accept 1. A total of 3 hours a day. Dance class twice a week/ acting class is supposed to be Saturday mornings but with the holidays we haven't gone in forever. On field trip days we try to get in most of the basics. I'm trying to ease up and stop being such a tyrant about completing everything. And since the girls play so well together, I leave plenty of creative play time too.