Published on 04-04-2013 07:09 PM
Welcome to a "Day in the Life of a Secular Homeschooler"! This week we are featuring a day in the life of....MrsLOLCat ! She has been homeschooling for 4 years, is Mom to 2 kids, considers herself a jill of many trades and a master of none(don't all Moms feel like this!)and here is a little insight into her homeschooling day!
Our days vary widely here at Sunnyview, but for the sake of sparing you all my horrendous Tuesdays, I'll pick a different day to share. Today happens to be Thursday, so let's roll with that.
This morning, I rolled out of bed around 8. My alarm goes off at 7:45, but usually my husband uses it as his cue to get up and moving for work (his alarm goes off at 7). By the time I roll out of bed, the kids are up, have their beds made, are dressed, and are downstairs scrounging through the fridge and pantry making their breakfast. On the weekends, I make a lot of things like homemade breakfast burritos, granola, homemade Pop-Tarts, etc., so they always have several ready-made choices waiting. My son eats, brushes his teeth and hair, and feeds the cats. My daughter eats, brushes her teeth, brings me her hairbrush and the detangling spray, and sometimes lets the dog out. Meanwhile, I'm getting dressed, begging my husband to fix coffee, feeding the fish, cleaning the cats' litter boxes, shoving a banana down my gut, and brushing my own teeth before tackling the girl's hair.
Once we're all done with the morning chores, we head up to the school room. My goal is to start school at 8:30; usually it's more like 8:45 if I'm honest. Still, that's not bad considering the public school starts at 9 and doesn't get out until 4.
We start with our 'together' subjects - history, science, and these days, a writing unit. We're in the middle of a poetry unit this week, so we're clapping syllables and writing a haiku today. The kids performed a couple of quick experiments to see how sound moves through solids, and then my son took a history quiz while my daughter added stuff to her giant timeline.