I’m including two days in this post, simply because our days were easy enough that they didn’t need their own separate posts!
Our Tuesday started off on a great foot! As it was the first day of Fall we made some apple cinnamon oatmeal and pumpkin spice coffee.
Tuesdays are our Tea Time Tuesday, so I set up our tea on the front porch to enjoy the cool morning.
We donned our sweaters and wrapped up the baby in her bouncey and head out for school outside.
B read us a book, I led our devotions, and we did some more lessons while we snacked and sipped and listened to classical music.
We eventually came in and I helped E with her kinder math nursing a baby haha. See? No formal desk, we school where we’re comfortable and can focus.
Tuesday was a really great day this week! Everyone stayed in really good moods, worked well, and had helpful attitudes.
Because we got an earlier start in the day, we got done with all our school work fairly early. Some friends were getting outside to hike and get wiggles out and we joined them!
We went for a decently long walk in the woods, about a mile! I’m surprised the 5 year old made it haha.
We had a nature scavenger hunt, thanks to one of our friends, and stick sword fights, and identified poison ivy!
All in all, a really lovely Fall day. Simple and sweet.
Wednesday is our co-op day! This week was our first official meet, so we mostly let the kids get to know each other and play.
We met at nine am and were home by lunch time. E was super into her lessons so we worked until she was done, and we got ahead of “schedule.”
(Homeschooling can be working at your own pace, but our books do have a general schedule of which lessons per week to work with if you’d like.)
This day was a schoolwork at the dining room table day. When the girls are having a hard time focusing it seems like sitting at the table helps us all hone in a little better.
We did all of our lessons and got done for the day by 3 in the afternoon. A later day, but expected due to our meet in the morning.
Perks of Homeschooling
As you can see so far, our days are not always the same. We have a general-ish schedule, but the flexibility is such a perk.
Each family that chooses to homeschool has their own reasons, but one of mine is the time I get with my family.
Spending 8 hours away, homework, dinner, and bed 5 days a week leaves the short weekend and breaks to fit the rest of your life into.
I’m thankful for the opportunity to homeschool my girls, to pour into them and guide them, and enjoy our days together.
Of course there are hard moments, days even, but it’s so worth it to me. To work at their place, to apologize if I’m harsh, to see them light up with pride when they learn something new…
The joy and the good outweighs the hard. Like anything in life, it’s worth working through the growing pains to reap the benefit!