You can read my other homeschooling posts HERE.
Do you really keep a schedule?
I am a structured person.
I thrive on order.
Needless to say, when it comes to school, I am the same way.
The kids watch a show while I get ready and make breakfast.
They eat, get dressed, make beds, and brush their teeth.
Everyone- family and friends- know not to call during that time.
They know we are doing school and I don't want to be interrupted.
I use a folder system for school at this present time, so I always set out Ella's folder and manipulatives the night before- she's all ready to go when it's school time.
She has some memorization work she does- both scholastic and Bible- while I get Liam set up and satisfied with his "work."
We then move on to Reading/Phonics. Typically it is a worksheet and then we read books together.
We do a Math worksheet and practice her skip counting, money skills, and telling time.
I also do hands-on activities after our more difficult skills are completed.
This year, it took an hour for our scheduled school time.
I know. It doesn't sound like much- I get it. But, consider this...
We don't take bathroom breaks.
We do music, art, and PE throughout the day.
We work one-on-one for an intense hour.
She colors once that hour is finished.
She cuts once that hour is finished.
That is one hour of full-on learning.
Oh, and she is only 4/5 years old.
This next year, we will be adding in other subject areas and her school time will be longer.
I want her to be a kid.
She doesn't need to be in school for 6-8 hours.
She needs to play and learn to interact with her siblings.
She learns a lot- outside of that one hour.
I hope you enjoyed my Why We Homeschool series.
I hope that answered some questions that I know many of you (family and friends) had about why this is the right fit for our family.
I would love to know what your schedule is like?