Welcome to a "Day in the Life of a Secular Homeschooler"! This week we are featuring a day in the life of....MistyDixon
! She is has been homeschooling for 3 years, is Mom to three kids and you can keep reading to learn a little about a day in her secular homeschool.....
My day begins a peaceful, quiet hour before my kids wake. I rise at 7:30 with the intention of working out, but I usually just drink coffee and check the news. I start cooking breakfast around 8:15, which easily rouses my eldest son, the bottomless-teenage-pit. I then open the blinds in my daughter's room, garnering a hilarious, vampiresque response. My 3 year old is awakened by the noises from across the hall, and we all stagger to the breakfast table. My husband passes through for a few kisses and a bite or two (of breakfast, you dirty birds), on his way out the door.
The kids wash up and get dressed, as I unload the dishwasher and feed the pets. School officially starts at 9am, but it's almost always closer to 9:15 by the time we all make it to the classroom. Then, on good days, it looks like this:
9 (or whatever)- 10:45
9th grader-Algebra, then Earth Science
4th grader-Spelling, Language Arts, then Science
preschooler- ABCmouse.com then coloring or play dough
15 minute recess/morning snack
9th grader-Literature, then Civics
4th grader-Math, then Social Studies
preschooler-puzzles, blocks, active play, counting, matching games (the list goes on, basically whatever he's "feeling" that day)