Our Homeschool Day Start to Finish

Our Homeschool Day Start to Finish

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I get asked homeschool questions all the time. Like, a lot.

I thought it might be nice to know what a typical (note: not perfect or ideal) homeschool day looks like for us. Keep in mind, I have two that GO to school and two at home. This is complicated and today was lovely because we didn’t have any practices or rehearsals to get to.
7:15 wake up (I slept in on purpose)…go wake up 9th grader

7:30 Dressed and ready for the day (with make up on…I’m super fast these days. I even flat ironed my hair.) Make breakfast and lunch for school kids.(Thankfully today was what I call “blessed pizza day,” so I didn’t have to make lunch) Breakfast  usually means a smoothie or instant oat meal. They eat on the way to school. Today was weird because we had an orthodontist appointment at 8:20 for the 9th grader.

7:50 11th grader leaves for school.

I ate a very quick breakfast and left at 8:05

8:10 Drop Luke off at work. (Since we have two cars, if I ever want to go any where I have to take him to work. It’s closer than the kids’ school.)

8:20 Sit at orthodontist appointment. Luckily I brought my computer along. I worked for about 45 minutes.

9:30 Drop Emma off at school.

9:45 back home to find home school kids still asleep. Really, are you kidding? Wake them up.

10:00 get breakfast for homeschool kids, load dishwasher, change out laundry, observe science experiment. I think the Triops in the second dish have hatched.  They’re alive!

10:30 urge children to get dressed. Work for 30 more minutes.

11:00 FINALLY start school with 2nd grader, 7th grader is doing independent work. (Thank the Lord.)

12:10 We only finished history. It shouldn’t have taken so long but she insisted on measuring water in different sized graduated cylinders the whole time I read her a book about archeologists that discovered a tomb in Egypt. So, I guess maybe we did history, science and math simultaneously.

12:15 Go pick up Luke

12:30 Get home with husband after grabbing some drive through.

1:00 back to school. Math with the 2nd grader. 7th grader on her own.

1:45 Math with the 7th grader. At some point I also graded her history test.

2:45 Phonics games and Spelling test with the 2nd grader. 7th grader still on her own.

3:30 School kids get home and tell me all about their day. The dog goes insane because he knows it’s time to eat. The door bell rings, the homeschool kids go outside. I debate taking a nap or going for a run.

4:00 lay on unmade bed

4:15 Go for a run

5:00 Make dinner

5:30 Eat dinner

5:55 Begin driving children to various churches…I don’t know why we do this. They want to go, so we take them.

6:00 Drop of Glo

6:40 Drop of Audrey

7:00 Drop off Emma

7:45 Pick up Glo

8:15 Pick Up Emma

8:40 Friend drops Audrey off back at home. Thank you Lord.

All the children have to eat again when they get home…Madelyn is still sitting at the kitchen table doing homework/researching colleges. She hasn’t moved in hours, except to get tea.

9:00 feed and obsess over science experiment animals.  Why.

9:05…finish ridiculous blog post about my day and realize we did more school than I thought.

11:00 go to bed…set alarm for 6:30, tomorrow I’ll wake up on time and do it all again, but it won’t be blessed pizza day…and we’ll have basketball practice.

Not today's science, but this was also this week. She always wants to do science of some sort and it diverts our attention from whatever was planned. That's ok though right?
Not today’s science, but this was also this week. She always wants to do science of some sort and it diverts our attention from whatever was planned. That’s ok though right?

6 Comments

  • Irina Vakulchik

    December 6, 2015 at 11:54 pm Reply

    Wow… You go mamma… 🙂 I love how you had time for a run… Us moms forget to take care of ourselves. I also love that you send two of your kids to school and two are homeschooled: every child is different and what works for one might not work for another. Homeschool moms never stop. I don’t even stop when I’m sleeping because I’m thinking of all the things I want to do the next day…. Which can be a lot. Some days are super lazy though… Thanks for sharing your day I loved it. 🙂

    • Carrie Catlin

      December 7, 2015 at 9:43 am Reply

      Taking time to run is my sanity. I don’t feel very good unless I’m doing something physical. I homeschooled my two high school kids through the 8th grade. Then they went to school in the 9th grade. It has worked for us so far. Thanks for stopping by!

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    December 10, 2015 at 9:23 am Reply

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