Tuesday, September 7, 2010

First Day & Schedule

Today was our first day of school. It went okay. Josh and I had an orthodontist appointment this morning at 8:00 a.m. so that threw us off a little.
When we got back, I had one-on-one sessions with each child and went over their curriculum and such. Josh and Annette were the only two who could really get anything done, since they don't need me so much.
The four younger ones really didn't get any work done.

Brent, did have some preschool time with Lance. He had him trace a few pages, they worked on a craft and had recess time (in the rain). I thought it was nice of Brent to help keep Lance, busy.

We all took a break for lunch. We had Cream of Wheat. Something soft for Josh. His mouth is a bit sore from the new wire. I was going to read a chapter from our read aloud but wasn't able to after all. I printed out four chapters of The Burgess Bird Book for Children. Some how I printed out chapter one twice. I though, no problem, I can print out the next chapter in a few minutes. Not! My printer wouldn't let me print for some reason. Unfortunately I wasn't able to read the second chapter.

Anyway, we got through day one here at Homeschooling6. It didn't go as well as planned but could have been worse. Part of the problem was I didn't have a schedule and I'm embarrassed to say I wasn't prepared teacher wise. Meaning, I didn't have all my teacher manuals out, ready to go.

To better help my school run smoother tomorrow, I made a schedule.

8:00 Bible with all the children
8:30 Phonics with Ethan
9:00 Math with Caleb & Brent
9:30 Phonics with Lance
10:00 Math with Josh
10:30 Math with Ethan
11:00 Phonics Road with Caleb & Brent
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Spelling with Josh & Annette
1:30 Math with Lance
2:00 Clean up, ask mom questions etc.
2:30 Quiet time. All children in their rooms
4:00 Free time

Hopefully the schedule will keep us on track. Of course it's give or take a few minutes here and there =) I guess I should call it more a guideline for us. I will have to post a picture of our schedule. My camera is in the car or hubby has it, so no pictures today.

1 comment:

  1. How's your schedule going? I really need to make one, it is so hard to get it all in and I only have 5. This is the first year I am teaching all of them and I have two learning to read and one that still struggles a lot with reading. Anyway check out my new blog...https://mishlevi.wordpress.com/
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