Monday, August 22, 2011

A Day in the life of....

Not Back to School Blog Hop
Well today was the first day of school for us and trying out the new schedule for the year. We are starting our second year of homeschooling and Kindergarten for my son and my daughter she likes to be the assistant teacher. Her main job is to destroy decorate the class with her special gift of tearing papers and any other forms that are deemed unworthy for the class lol
Meet the students: 
 Lightning and Littlebits
The schedule for Today:

8:00: Read a Psalm and shower for mom/teacher- This went smoothly today I thought I was behind in my schedule but in fact I was ahead a half hour
8:30: Breakfast- and wash some dishes, chore time my son is starting a chore chart this year courtesy of Homeschool Creations and her fantastic chore chart for preschoolers!!
9:00-10:00 : Group Time, this includes
  •  Calender time and Calender Notebooks (idea borrowed from fellow blogger MamaJenn) covering days of the week, months of the year, patterns, talk about money and graph the weather
  • Bible: This includes a time of prayer, doing a Bible study together and review
Around this time things  got a little out of control. Since the Calender notebooks are new to us this year it took a long time for us  to get through all the activities that we needed to get done by the time it was time for Bible time my son was ready for a break and it showed during his journal time. He was completely tired and needed a break and my daughter needed a nap. So tomorrow I think we are going to do our Bible time during breakfast time and do our Calender time  as scheduled and take a walk and have some excercise time outside before we continue.
So calender and Bible time ran until 12:30
12:30: We read the Kissing Hand and talked about Chester the Raccoon.  We made a book about Chester going to school and we made puppets.

1:00: Lunchtime- Grilled cheese and grapes
1:30: Silent reading Time and Mommy reads to her babies
2:00: Freeplay time and Littlebits lunchtime
2:30: Outside play time and end of school

Today the day was a little crazy and we had a lot of going over new journals and listening skills. I am still waiting on my core curriculum to come in the mail. As we started this new year I noticed some areas I need to review with my son which include: the structure of a sentence, the sounds of different letters and writing the letters. Tomorrow we start our co-op at ICAP so our schedule will be a little different tomorrow. If you have any suggestions please leave me a comment and let me know.


  1. thanks for sharing :)

  2. Sounds like a great day to me! I'm sure your "assistant teacher" keeps you very busy! :)

    The wonderful thing about homeschooling is that you can be flexible and adjust your schedule as needed. Getting outside for a while always helps my kids re-focus!

    I remember The Kissing Hand--such a sweet book.

    Thanks for sharing your day! Have a fun year of learning together!

  3. Thank you Dawne and Sparklee, yes my little assistant keeps me on my toes lol Her new favorite toy is our calendar chart she loves pulling the numbers out of the pockets. I think I am going to try the taking them outside to help them refocus thank you for the tip and reading my post have a great year :)