A Day in the Life: Homeschooling Edition

Coming soon, I am launching a series on what our homeschool routines kind of look like!

I use the words “kind of” because the beauty of homeschooling is grace and flexibility. Sometimes our plans change, other times we may have a hard day and need to shift gears, and so on.

But we do have a loose schedule we try to work around, and after some interest in what that looks like for us I thought I could take you along for the ride!

My plan is to document this week day by day and release it over the course of the next week. I mean truthfully, we’ll see haha.

Before I post our day-by-day, here’s a look at our general schedule for the week!

Daily themes.

Now, this is what we aim for. Like I said earlier, we always remain flexible. A few weeks ago our tea time Tuesday was actually tea time Wednesday haha. Tuesday just didn’t work that week.

These are also just a theme for our days, alongside regular subjects.

For my second grader she has math, language arts, and history/social studies daily.

My kindergartner has a K workbook and K math she does daily. For her age though, there is so much grace and wiggle room.

Her curriculum is simple; letter recognition, poems, colors, weather, patterns, shapes and the like. Some days we do more than others.

I keep her at a pace where school is enjoyable and not a chore. Kindergarten should be simple and fun!

We do science together four days a week, and also have a daily “morning basket” we do with both girls in the morning.

This consists of our Bible curriculum, our godly character cards (we focus on one characteristic a week), and another book to read together if time allows.

Realistically, our days don’t always look the same. We have a baby in the house, and her naps pretty much rule the day.

We have awesome days where things go mostly according to plan, and everyone is in good spirits!

We also have plenty of days where the baby might be overtired, there’s a grumpy sibling, or mom is sleep deprived and moving slowly.

This might sound like a lot, but honestly it’s very doable for our family. As we look at each day at a time, you can see how it fits and frees up the rest of our day! (Baby permitting haha.)

Our previous curriculum was more time consuming. Our current curriculum is much more gentle and time friendly for this season!

This allows for the extras I want to include, like personal character and tea time.

I’m excited to share a little glimpse of what homeschooling looks like for our family, especially as an encouragement to postpartum moms.

What ever season you’re in, however, even if it’s just exploring what homeschooling can look like, I hope you come along for the ride!

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