Homeschool is in session. We have been back to the grind for the last 4-5 weeks. It has been a slow start up process. But we are definitely making head way. Though a little slower with a 3 year old wanting to get in on everything, but we are on the right track.
With having 3 kids at home on 3 different levels, we decided to try a block schedule. For the first 3 weeks, we had subjects 1-5 on Monday and Wednesday, subjects 6-10 on Tuesday and Thursday, and all subjects on Friday for a review day. But I started thinking about Bri’s learning disabilities and realized reviewing on Friday does no good if you have 2 days off right afterwards. So this is our new schedule for now.
Monday is our review day. We cover all of our subjects and just review and go over what we learned the previous week.
Tuesdays and Thursdays are subjects 1-5. We usually take about an hour on each.
Wednesday and Fridays are subjects 6-10.
Spelling is done everyday because if not my kids will get confused and lost.
So here is the basic set up.
Monday~ Writing, Spelling, History, Reading, Geography, Science, Art, PE, Math
Tuesday & Thursday~ Reading, History, Science, PE, Spelling
Wednesday & Friday~ Writing, Geography, Spelling, Art, Math
Our school starts at 8:30am. We get an hour and half for lunch from 11-12:30. And usually finish up between 1:30-2:30. I always leave Math for last because that is my kids longest subject. Meaning sometimes it takes them a while. And my kids are the type that don’t stop unless its done or I tell them too. So this more relaxed for me and them as we aren’t worrying about the subjects we still need to do because it’s last. I may switch Art and PE. That way they get their juices flowing with PE right before Math. I think and hope that is the last change I need to make. So far it has worked out for us.
Next up~ what we are covering in each subject.