We are ONE week out from boarding a plane to Addis Ababa to bring home Zeb and I am ecstatic to say that I have our weekly schedule ready and raring to go ... last year I really only had Mae for true schooltime, but this year that multiplies by three with Mae in 2nd and Viola and Zeb in Kinder/PreK, and of course Jack is tagging along. I am a very relaxed homeschooler when it comes to the flow of our days, but this handy little chart will help keep me on task to hopefully remember to accomplish my other duties ... you know, meals, dishes, laundry, washing floors, ballet lessons ... all the glamour. I'm kidding. I adore my ministry.
So, what am I missing? What have I overlooked? (In truth this was my first time converting a doc into a jpeg to upload to blogger ... it stretched me. You should be able to click on each picture and it will open a bit larger.) I'd be so grateful to read your impressions or to learn how I might make the plan better. This is just a guide for me to look to when I need to corral the troops and redirect our attention to more thoughtful things.
The three r's are completed by lunch, and while the boys nap, the girls and I will work on Adv History and some Charlotte Mason studies that Zeb will not yet be ready for and that Jack will not yet sit still for ... yet. :) When the boys are up, or at least when Zeb is awake, we'll wind down our day with Adv Science and Drawing. Fridays will be our lite day ... reading, writing, math, and nature nature nature. In keeping with Charlotte Mason's thoughts on child development, the kids will all have hours in the out-of-doors each day.
It's a work in progress and I am hoping to keep this fluid so that we are not boxed into these little boxes, but it surely feels like a good place to start with our new dynamic school year.