Ourr homeschool room was at the kitchen table. It gets a little cluttered with all of the activities that we have going on each day, but learning does happen.
My teenager and kindergartner use a curriculum that was selected at the last homeschool convention. For each day to run smoothly I have a schedule that we follow.
I like to choose a curriculum that allows me to teach and interact with the children but also lets them have some hands on learning.
Included with each morning is a bible study that is short, right after breakfast when everyone is fresh, and productive. God comes first in our home and school runs much easier when we let him handle the schedule.
When the seasons change and it gets warmer we take field trips, go to a park, pond, zoo, etc. Learning takes place everywhere, not just at a table.
Our schedule goes tentatively like this:
Usually in between each hour is a break, chores, morning routine or a snack. My snacks are healthy snacks that will promote learning because if I’m hungry I can’t function so probably my kids can’t either!
Homeschooling has become our way of life. We did try public school for five years, and the parameters that they put on my son were too much. At the point I pulled him from the school because there was too much socialization happening and not enough learning.
Do you homeschool? How do your days go? Leave some tips on scheduling in the comments so that my readers can get different views on what works in a homeschool environment.