Thursday, 1 March 2012

NBTS Week 4 - {A Day in our life}

Our Worldwide Classroom Welcome to Week 4 of the Aussie NBTS Blog Hop.  This week we are sharing a Day in our Lives.

In week one you met my three children Mr T, Miss J and Sir N who have all been homeschooled.
In week two I shared the curriculum choices I have made for the year ahead with Sir N.  This inspired me to share a Time Line of my homeschool journey with you.
Week three saw us looking at our learning spaces.

Well the last week had no typical days in our lives because in between it all I got sick and spent the days sleeping and calling in Paul to step in so I thought I would give you an approximation of a typical day in our lives.

An Average Day in Our lives goes something like this:

So teach us to number our days, that we may get us a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90: 12


5 AM I get up
Do my Cover to Cover bible study.
Blog at One Year Through The Word.
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6 AM Exercise Walk
or do a programme using a DVD
or do a session on Wii Active.
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7 AM Shower
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7:30 AM Cup of tea with Paul
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7:40 AM IF it's a work day I drive with Miss J and Paul
to drop Paul at work.
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8 AM Take Miss J who is on her L plates
and let her drive herself to work
She is currently working full time since her graduation.
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8:30 AM Home
Breakfast
Clean the kitchen
Touch base with my Mom
Sir N to do his morning Five Fingers Chart.
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9 AM School written work
Go for the Code
Abeka Arithmetic 1
Developing the Early Learner.
A Reason for Handwriting 1
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11 AM Play Time
House Work
Laundry
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12 PM Lunch
1 PM School Read Alouds
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Core A
Science A
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2 PM Play Time
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3 PM Room Time
Sir N will either listen to an audio book
or Classical Kids CD
or Hide em in Your Heart
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4 PM Chores
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4:30 PM Fetch Paul from work (Pick Him up at 5)
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5:30 PM Fetch Miss J from work
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6:00 PM Dinner Time
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6:30 PM Bath Time Sir N
Evening Sir N Five Fingers Chart.
7:30 PM Bed Time Sir N
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Read bible
Sing Along time with Paul
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8:00 PM DVD / blogging time for me
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10 - 12 pm Bed Time
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This list is what I aspire to but by no means is it always done but it's a good outline for us to work to.

I have a rough schedule or else I waste the time I have each day and do not accomplish much.

So teach us to number our days, that we may get us a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90: 12
 
We are very flexible and will stop what we are doing if visitors arrive.  Some mornings and afternoons contain extra Murial activities and we adjust our schedule for that.  For example we have swimming lessons on a Friday morning.  We have a weekly play date etc.
 
Paul works on a rotation roster and will often be home during a weekday meaning we can go for day trips such as: { Sustainability Expo, Fishing, Ballet, Hanging Rock, Australia Post}

Don't forget to pop on over to  Our World Wide Classroom and read about other Australian Homeschoolers and what they do each day.

Blessings
Chareen

3 comments:

  1. I see you've been homeschooling for quite a while. You must have plenty of info to share so I have started trawling through your blog. I love your learning spaces. They look so comfortable and welcoming. And your library.....!!!!!
    Thanks for sharing your resources I have started researching some of them for future learning...especially history...I want to do a timeline also.
    happy homeschooling, Paula

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    1. Hello Paula. Welcome Every Bed of Roses :)

      I must confess I was a little surprised when I wrote out the time line just how long we have been on this journey ! the time has flown

      The library is one of my treasure and I am really blessed. You don't need one of those to home school well it's just a by product of who I am.
      I think I would have had it even if I had not homeschooled.

      If you are ever in my neck of the woods you are welcome to come over and have a cup of tea and a browse :)

      I love finding and sharing resources. If there is something specific you are looking for please ask.

      Check out my Time Lines Post there are some great resources available for home schoolers.

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  2. You are having to do a far bit of driving in and out! So wonderful when your dd gets her license, soo much work goes into this part of mothering I know.

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