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.

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