I just found out today about Homeschool Open House 2007 and just in time, too: it starts tomorrow! Check here for the details: http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/Tiany/Homeschool%2BOpen%2BHouse%2B2007/
Who we are:
For those of you who haven't visited my blog before, I'm Emily and my husband Alif & I have four children. Malachi is 9, Graham 7, Caris 4 and Canaan almost 6 months. We decided when Malachi was around 2 years old that we would like to homeschool and have been at it ever since!
I'm not very scheduled. I am trying to hear God's voice on this right now. I want to have more structure to our day so that I am sure we are doing everything we should be (not just academically but all around) but I don't want to be so scheduled that I burn out and let everything go. Any ideas on that?
The schedule I've decided on before but haven't stuck to very well goes something like this:
rising - 9:00: get ready for the day, eat breakfast, do morning chores
12-1: lunch, cleanup
1-3: quiet time (Mom's free time to sew, go online, etc.)
3-6: household work, dinner prep, eat dinner
6-8: dinner cleanup, get kids ready for bed
8:30: kids to bed
10:00 Mom to bed
That doesn't seem so daunting, does it?
We follow The Well-Trained Mind. Here's our breakdown for this year:
Malachi and Graham:
Reading: read-alouds, Phonics Pathways
Handwriting: A Reason for Handwriting
Spelling: Spelling Workout
History: Story of the World IV
Science: Physics Experiments for Children
Foreign Language: Prima Latina
Art: Drawing with Children
Music: Usborne Basic Piano Course, Color the Classics: Godly Composers
Five in a Row
We do most of our book work at the table, though you're also likely to find us on the living room carpet or couches, on someone's bed, or outside on a blanket. Or we might skip book work altogether.