Sunday, August 22, 2010

Not-Back-To-School blog hop - A day in the life of...

Well, this week we are supposed to talk about what a day of homeschooling looks like. Well, we are starting week 2 with the girls and will add the boys Wednesday so I am not really sure what a "normal" day will look like, but here is what I'm aiming for....

My 9th graders (girls) will start at 8:30, and we will do a Bible devotional geared for them.  We are starting with A Young Woman After God's Own Heart by Elizabeth George. I read a passage/part of a chapter and we talk about it and then in prayer, commit our day to the Lord.   They will also have a prayer journal where they will spend a few minutes each morning sharing their hearts and talking to Christ.  I've taught them ACTS - adoration, confession, thanksgiving, & supplication.  I don't want their prayer time to be all about "requests" - I want them to see there is so much we have to share with our Lord and Savior.

My 7th graders (boys) will start at 9:00 and we will do basically the same thing.  I haven't nailed down their devotional yet and am hoping to find some ideas from the blog hop.

After our devotional time, the girls are pretty much on their own.  They have detailed lesson plans to follow, but I am always close by.   

Here is their schedule:

Bible & devotional/ History/ Literature (MFW) - 8:30-10:30  (They do Bible on their own as well)

Break/Snack - 10:30-10:45

English - 10:45-11:30
Algebra 1 - 11:30-12:30

Lunch - 12:30-1:00

Apologia Physical Science - 1:00-2:00
Health/ Spanish - 2:00-3:00 
 (each twice a week...the girls switch up)
Required Reading - between subjects or evenings

Here is the boys "tentative" schedule: 
They start Wednesday the 25th:

Bible/Devotional - 9:00-9:45
Math 7 - 9:45-10:45
English - 10:45-11:45

Lunch - 11:45-12:15

Reading - 12:15-12:45
Geography/History - 12:45-1:45
Apologia General Science - 1:45-2:45
(we may add Spanish 2nd semester) 

And here is my schedule:

5:30 - coffee and QT (devotional/prayer/Bible reading)
6:30-7:30 - treadmill (wake kiddos up at 7:30)
7:30-8:30 - breakfast, chores, get ready for the day
8:30-3:00 - Follow kids school schedule/do a few things here & there - blog, email, a chore or two, etc.
3:00-5:30 - kid free time...unless I need them!!!
5:30-6:00 - Daddy's usually home/Dinner

8:30 - begin night time routine that is ALWAYS a work in progress
& by 10:30 it would be great if we were all asleep!!!

Looking forward to a great year at home and am praying for structure and open to some flexibility!!!

In Christ Alone, Kayce


  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day. Do you find it easier to homeschool more kids in the same grades than it would be just to homeschool your own? I'm just curious. Have a great day!

  2. Hey Bethany, so far yes. Especially with my daughter. She was totally against homeschooling so having a friend has really helped. Plus, they have someone to talk with about their subjects, ask questions, do experiments with, etc. The verdict is still out where my son is concerned!!! lol

  3. I enjoyed reading a day in your life. We have not started yet either- after Labor Day. I am now following your blog and look forward to reading more in the future.

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your nice comment. :)
    I absolutely will keep you in my prayers~ so hard to do all the things we know we should isn't it?

    How neat that your kids have a friend to work with!