Sunday, August 21, 2011

Our Homeschool Schedule with 4



It's schedule week.... I LIKE having a schedule, but I'm just not the type of person that really is the "schedule" type!!

I like schedules because they can give our day order and routine (if that is possible)! And I really think we work best when we all know what is next and what we have left.

IMG_8341

But I rarely completely FOLLOW a schedule!! I mean, I try:) But there is always something that comes up... a phone call that needs to be taken, a grocery/library run that needs to happen, sickness, extra tasks... etc!

I love this chart... the Super Mom vs the Abiding Mom! And the different views on schedules is beautiful!!

The Super mom is controlled by an agenda [curriculum, schedule, etc].
The Abiding Mom is controlled by the Holy Spirit [Uses the curriculum & schedules as tools for orderliness so she is more free to follow the Spirit]

So this is the schedule that will help us maintain orderliness and give us the freedom to spend lots of time together learning;) And hopefully get some work completed;) LOL!!

I have purposefully left out numerous "times"... I'm a task-oriented person! So I have some target times... like starting school before 9am and eating lunch around 12:30... those are flexible goals to help us maintain order... LOL!! :)

Our Homeschooling Schedule 2011


A couple of notes;) History and Science are alternating... we usually won't do both! And I'm also trying to find a place to sneak in some Art and Music;) Just a few minutes for each:!

By the way, I'm posting this because I'm hoping it will work;) We haven't started our school year yet so it hasn't been "tested out"! And I already see where I left out Anna's Grammer time :( But I really think it's going to be a good "fit" for us! If not... we'll tweak it;)

The kids have already seen it and really LOVE that they each get a little time with Nate;) And honestly... I like that they WANT to spend time with him! He's going to be super smart if they "teach" him while they play with him:) Very precious;)

I made several copies of the schedule. I am giving one copy to each of the kids with their column highlighted and placed it out the outside of their language binder! I have one displayed in the schoolroom and one in the kitchen:)

It's amazing how much more prepared I feel for starting school while having our schedule in front of us;) It's just NOT like our very laid back summer days.... so we might have to do a practice day on Monday... kind of good to ease back into school and because Anna's stuff is still in the mail :/

I'm looking forward to all the other ways people organize their days at Heart of the Matter!!

13 comments:

Sam said...

We are also task oriented. Your children are adorable!
http://www.thekelleyeight.com/2011/08/day-in-our-life.html

Heather said...

Looks good, and very similar to our schedule. ;) I stopped putting a time down for each subject a long time ago. You'll do great, keep being led by the Spirit.

Amanda said...

This is great! I like the super vs abiding - that can be true of non-moms as well!

Jenny said...

That looks like a good plan!

Jessica S. @ MOA said...

Great post! Thanks for sharing. Visiting from the blog hop! Happy HOMEschooling!

Angie W. said...

Looks like a fun day. I love the Mom moved by the Spirit and not controlled by the schedule. I like to write out a super detailed schedule just so I have it set in my mind, and then give the day over to the Lord. Having a sheet like this keeps me focused and on track, but not a slave. Great post!

Theresa said...

Looks like a great schedule!

Best wishes for a great year!

Melissa from the Blue House said...

I envy the homeschool life. As a single mom I just can't, but love the idea of it. I"m afraid I'm not very task oriented tho and my kids would suffer for sure!

Susan said...

Hello there Kelly,
I found your blog when I searched for Umbilical Granuloma from google.
I can't find how to contact you by email. If you do not mind, I need to ask about umbilical granuloma Nate had. my email address is yuanitas(at)gmail(dot)com. If you do not mind, I need your story about the umbilical granuloma. thanks

Lisa said...

Great post! Your children are adorable! Have a great week.

Suanna said...

I like to make a similar schedule with goal times. Then the first day or two I try to stick to it, after that I've gotten a feel for how thing should flow and we use it more as a routine without trying to stay true to the times on it.

Dawne Shelton said...

Thanks for sharing your schedule :)

Vicky said...

I adore the grade pictures on your page, especially of your little guy! Too cute! You have a beautiful family. God Bless!

I am a new follower from the Friday Blog Hop. If you can return the favor, stop by http://messforless.blogspot.com and say hi!

Vicky