Do the kids have to be dressed before you start school? Do they have chores first?
We try to have the house picked up.
My morning routine is:
6:30am - Drive dh & dd to the subway
7am - Go to the gym for an hour
8:30am - Morning cleaning: put on laundry, make beds, put away dishes, wipe down bathroom, do 1 larger chore (change sheets, mop, dust, clean out fridge, etc), finish laundry.
10am - Make breakfast, have coffee, go on computer.
11am to 12:30pm - Schoolwork with ds: Spelling, Grammar, Math , Reading, & either History or Science.
Once or twice a week we do a field trip or class and don't do schoolwork on that day.
I ask that she's dressed, fed, and ready to go by 9am so that we can get the schoolwork rolling. Her only morning chores are unloading the dishwasher and making sure the dog is fed. Housework and other errands come after school is finished. If we don't get a jump on things in the morning, then the rest of my day is shot.
SusanTheWriter ~ Wife, Mom, Author
5 am wake up (brush teeth ect) say a little prayer
5:15 let dogs out , feed cat, clean kitty litter, let ferrets out (yeah we are crazy)
5:45 pray and bible study time
6:15 do a load of laundry
7:15 cook breakfast make green smoothie prep diner
7: 45 get dressed wake up kids and husband
8: 15 Eat 15 min clean of kitchen
8:45 school with kiddos
our school days change per day due to our activites.
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The first year I homeschooled I had my kids get up w/an alarm, get dressed, make beds....etc, and be sitting at the dining table by 7:30am ready for school. After awhile of fighting with my autistic son who struggles with transitions and tasks I realized the time I spent fighting with my son to get dressed could be spent reading a book or another productive learning activity. So now there are many days we are learning in our pj's.
I NEED to be on something like this. I do better getting up early, before the kids.
Quoting sdgd21:5 am wake up (brush teeth ect) say a little prayer5:15 let dogs out , feed cat, clean kitty litter, let ferrets out (yeah we are crazy)5:45 pray and bible study time6:15 do a load of laundry6:30 walk7:15 cook breakfast make green smoothie prep diner7: 45 get dressed wake up kids and husband8: 15 Eat 15 min clean of kitchen8:45 school with kiddosour school days change per day due to our activites.
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