This is our basic routine...
AM - 1- Quiet time, family prayer, and breakfast
2- Personal hygiene, make bed, and 1 small chore
3- Morning Meeting (pledges and sign language mostly)
School block A
1- Work with Kindergartener (Morning board and notebook, variety of stuff that holds interest)
2- Big kids - Independent typing, flash cards, spelling activity, Bible Quiz study, and instrument (approx 10 minutes on most of them and 20 on instrument... they carry around timers)
School block B
1- Work with older kids on English and Math U see alternately.
2- Kindergartener gets time on the computer time4learning.com or other educational stuff.
LUNCH & small chore....
(lay baby down for nap)
School block C
1- Sciences 3-4 times weekly
2- Social studies 2-3 times weekly
Two days a week, we go to choir practice, but not until 2:45 pm...
Why can't we seem to EVER accomplish this stuff???? Is it too much??? I also wanted to start teaching them about the history of Missions and missionaries with a tiny bit of geography thrown in. That shouldn't take more than about 15 minutes each time... (a paragraph or two about each missionary and look at the map where they served and where they are from... if I can get it smoothed out, we will discuss the countries and cultures a tad, but only briefly.
So...why does it seem we cannot accomplish anything. The kids drag their feet or I get side tracked with baby or something takes longer than it should... argh...