Well, I am determined to get back to blogging. I have a stack of things by the computer that I want to write about and just haven’t been able to get to it.
One thing I decided to do this week was to be more scheduled in the morning hours. I’ve been good about other times of the day, such as reading to all 4 kids at naptime. I also read a chapter of a novel to the oldest and have him read to me before we rest everyday. At bedtime, my husband reads to the oldest and I read to the 4 yo and have him read to me (Bob Books). We also pray and sing 2 songs before bed every night.
But we have been very scattered about phonics practice, Bible reading, memorization, narration, copywork, art and science. So here is my schedule:
They are usually up around 6 a.m., so they have time to play before we start at 8:00.
8 a.m. 5 yo practices violin
8:15 chores (usually folding clothes)
8:45 Bible reading, study, prayer time and singing
9:20 Phonics (we use TATRAS)
9:30 Handwriting (we haven’t started this yet)
9:40 Copywork (haven’t done this yet either)
10:00 Read-Aloud from Character Sketches book, with narration
10:30 Project (art-F, science-W, Musikgarten class-Th, violin lesson-M, library-T)
I felt like I should start this now before the new baby arrives next fall. We’ll be more used to a schedule by then and hopefully it won’t be so hard to stay on track!