Ages of my children: 7, 4, 3 and 7 months 🙂
Grades in the fall (7 yr old-2nd grade, 4 yr old Kindergarten and 3 yr old pre-k)
The curriculum I am using for all 3 is called Rod and Staff. I can’t say enough good things about these Biblical home school books and other materials that this company sells! I have been purchasing their curriculum, story books and recently Chrisitan cd’s for 4 years. My 7 year old just began doing her new Rod and Staff math book the other day and told me she loved math 🙂 I don’t know about you all, but I have never said that about math at any age.
7:30: Kids rise and do their morning chores (The 7 and 4 year old have a morning chart that is laminated and they check off their chores as they get each one done).
8:00: Do calendar book (Christian Light Publications, love this book!)/ read devotional (Little Visits with God) and read from the Egermeiers Children’s Bible (One of our favorite children’s Bible, it is true to God’s word and has beautiful pictures).
8:30: After breakfast chores (wipe down table, sweep and dishes).
9:00: Start lessons: I try to set my 3 year old up with different activities every 30 minutes, this does not always work out, but I try 😉
9:00-10:00 Math (7 yr old) I tutor her on the new concepts for approximately 25 minutes and she does independant work for 30 minutes. This is the time when I try to work with my 4 year old on his reading.
10:00-10:30 Reading (7 year old) Sometimes she will read the store to me, then she does the work on her own and I will grade it when she is done.
10:30-11:00 Grammar (7 year old). She also does this independantly and I grade it at the end. (I work on a fun activity with my 4 year old if I have the chance at this time).
I also have my baby on a good schedule now, which really helps our days flow nicely. She usually wakes up around 8:00 a.m., after sleeping through the night, which is so wonderful, she is an angel 🙂 I then put her back down for a nap at 10:30 and then I wake her up around noon. Then I put her down at 3 and she naps until 5:00, which usually works out great so I can get dinner around while she is napping.
Now it doesn’t always work out this way, but I try to keep to this schedule as much as possible for my sanity when we are at home all day. If we do go out in the morning, I try to be back by 1:00 so we can do lessons until 4:00.
This is all we have been doing this summer with the exception of my 7 year old working on assessments for reading, grammar and math. This is the first year I have done these with her and it makes me feel good knowing she is ready to move on to the 2nd grade. I was able to print these off from the website, http://www.teacherspayteachers.com, so I know that they are official.
I pray that seeing this schedule will help other home schooling mothers out there. If you have any questions about home schooling please let me know and I will be happy to help you out. On a final note, I am planning on writing a post on how our fall schedule will look like, after I get all of our books, educational toys and games, and have our activities in place.