Q.  What does your week look like?

A.  This is a good question to answer every so often because our weeks change depending on the season or focus we currently have.  At the moment we have stopped intentional directional studies as we get ready for a family trip overseas.  But I’ll share our study routine and maybe remind myself to share the variances in the coming months.

The time slots that we have in our day are the same whether we study or not.  We have had the same rhythm to our days for a very long time (even before homeschooling actually!!)

  • Responsibilities
  • Focus
  • Responsibilities
  • Reading
  • Productive Free time
  • Responsibilities
  • Family Time

We study 3 days a week – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

6.00-8.00 Everyone works on their personal responsibilities – bedroom, exercise, quiet time, breakfast, chores

8.00-8.30 Family Devotions and family meeting – to plan our day

8.30 – 12.30 Study

  • Bible study
  • Living Math or Creation Science (or Piano lesson on Tuesday)
  • Unit Study
  • Discipline study – mostly independent work, different subjects for different children at different seasons, but covers subjects such as:  math, phonics, writing/handwriting, typing, tech-drawing,

12.30 – 1.30  Lunch / Chores

1.30 – 2.30 Reading / Reading journal

Thursday is a mixed up day

We leave the house at 7.00ish to do the grocery shop.

I leave the girls at Mainly Music as they are a part of the team that runs that weekly programme in the community.

Daniel works with yard maintenance.  He then has 1-2 hours of independent study late morning – what he works on varies each week, but it is directed by me.

Friday is our workshop day – we all learn together:  Science, Writing, Critical Thinking, Living Math, Art.  We don’t do all these subjects each Friday but they are the type of things we look at on Fridays.  I also like to go out and about on Friday so we balance workshop subjects with an outing to a water hole , nature spot, the library or a friends place.  One Friday morning a month is our homeschool co-op.

Our Afternoons vary depending on what is happening in our life but generally fall into the following slots:

2.30 – 5.00 Productive Free time, personal commitments, family commitments

5.00 – 6.00 Personal Responsibilities:  shower, bedroom, chores

6.00 – 7.30 Family time

7.30 – 8.00 get ready for bed etc…

Our daily/weekly routines are directed by the seasons of family life.  Read about the seasons of 2012 here.

copyright www.123rf.com

This post is a part of a series springing from the Q&A session at the Mum Heart Conference.  I’m taking time to answer these questions this week as I think they are helpful questions for most homeschooling mums at some time in their journey….

Be Intentional

 Every week I'll email an encouragement to stay intentional and relational in all your family life.  But for now, download your set of reminder posters - posters which I've used over the years to remind me to keep my eyes and heart on what is important.

Thank you for joining me. You have successfully subscribed and will receive an email from me shortly. (You never know which folder emails will land in so keep an eye out for my "Thank you" email.) Stay in touch... Belinda - Live life with your Kids!

Download your worksheet and start working on your family vision statement.

Get the Family Vision Worksheet

I will email you the download link.

The download link is on it's way.

Individual Education Planning Worksheets - brainstorming every area of your child's life.

Get your Planning Worksheets

I will email you the download link so you can start looking at all the different spheres of your child's life before you make any curriculum choices. 

The download link is on it's way.

Get a copy of the Jelly Bean Story

I will email you a download link.  You can print and share this story with your kids and their friends.

The download link is on it's way.

This parent guide helps parents plan family bible study and use discussion techniques to teach the important lessons.

Bible study Guide for Parents

Guide includes tips, planning worksheet, and discussion prompts. I will email you a download link.  

Thanks for being here! The download link is on it's way.

Obedience looks a bit different as our kids grow older. Download this parent/teen discussion guide to understand this issue of obedience in teen years.

Download your Free Discussion Guide

Don't assume your kids are rebelling - instead talk to them about what Obedience looks like now they are older.  I will email you a download link.  

Thanks for being here! The download link is on it's way.

Download yourCharacter Certificates

Though true character is driven by internal motivation, our children will appreciate when we see that they are growing in character.

Thanks for being here! The download link is on it's way.

Download your Character Certificates

Though true character is driven by internal motivation, our children will appreciate when we see that they are growing in character.

The download link is on it's way.

Over 20 different verbal expressions divided into heart or self control to help parents discern these behaviours.

Download your Cheat Sheet

I will send you the link to download this cheat sheet that will help you discern between a heart attitude and a lack of skill.

Thanks for being here! The download link is on it's way.

Download Grow in Character Worksheets

Download Grow in Character Worksheets

I will email you the download link.

The download link is on it's way.

Download Grow in Character Worksheets

You will receive an email shortly with the details. Watch your inbox.

Thank you for being here - your download link will arrive shortly.

Download Parenting Poster

Download Parenting Poster

Learn to respond to your child in a way that changes their heart.

 

I will email you the download link.

The download link is on it's way.

Download Parenting Poster

Download Parenting Poster

 

Learn to respond to your child in a way that changes their heart.

 

I will email you the download link.

Thank you for being here - your download link will arrive shortly.

Our children hear different words when we react to when we respond. Do your children hear blah blah blah when you correct them? Includes a parenting poster.

Download Parenting Poster

 

When we Respond instead of React we find a way to deal with the heart not just behaviour.

 

I will email you the download link.

Thank you for being here - your download link will arrive shortly.

Pin It on Pinterest