Welcome! I am using this blog to share our family's homeschooling thoughts and experiences.

THIS SCHOOL YEAR (2018-2019): Our oldest child, EL, finished her formal education in May 2017. She remains at home due to her special needs, and continues to learn with us when she is able. JJ is in 10th grade this year. We intend to homeschool him through High School, and are using a variety of different curriculum choices to complete this goal.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Back to School 2015: A Peek Into Our Day

Today was our first day back to school for the 2015-2016 school year. I kept it light and fun today, as it was mostly just to get us back into a routine. Here is a little peek into what our day was like:

7:00 a.m. - EL and I made our beds and took our showers
7:30 a.m. - JJ's wake-up call
8:00 a.m. - Breakfast and Devotions (We used Growing with Jesus by Andy Holmes)

I usually allow the kids to choose something special for our first day back to school breakfast. In the past, the most asked for choice has been PANCAKES. But, last year, they decided to have BAKED OATMEAL. And, this year, the choice was TOASTER STRUDELS and YOGURT. Very simple, and something they love.

8:30 a.m. - Clean up breakfast, brush teeth, then free time until 9:00.
9:00 a.m. - Exercises (Today we marched and moved to Lego Lord's Army)
9:30 a.m. - School Time (Seat Work)

For our seat work today, we went over a brief overview of our schedule for the year, the kids filled out some "All About Me" pages for their notebooks, did an August back-to-school word search, practiced A's and B's in cursive, and did a little Math:  EL worked on a couple pages in our Usborne Dot to Dot Book, and JJ reviewed his multiplication (1's - 4's) in a Twin Sister's Wipe-Clean workbook.

11:30 a.m. - Seat work done for the day, and time for Lunch
After lunch was chores and free time.

Day one done and all went well.  (We'll see how things go once the seat work gets a little more challenging.)

Have a great and productive school year!

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