This is our routine for today. I move around the cards and add in different ones, depending on what our plans are for the day. This form of a schedule is working well for us.
6:15 ~ Mom and Dad got up.
6:30 ~ Tom Sawyer (7) awoke and laid on sofa.
7:00 ~ Dad left for work and Mom and Tom Sawyer watched Good Morning America for a few minutes.
7:15 ~ Everyone else got up and did their chores ... I only got a photo of Timothy (19) doing his morning chores. He actually didn't do his until 9:15 so he wouldn't disturb the neighbors.
7:30 ~ We had breakfast.
8:00 to 10:30 ~ We did the main chunk of our schoolwork:
- Reading lessons
- Story of the World ~ Chapter 5 Vol. 2
- Math ~ Horizon 1 page
- Spelling ~ Reason for Spelling 2 pages
- Phonics Helping Words, a matching game
- Outdoor Challenge ~ Pumpkin study ~ recorded our study in our nature journals
10:30 ~ We cleaned up from school and drove to speech therapy.
11:00 to 12:00 ~ Goldilocks (8) was in speech while the rest of us did some shopping at Target and had lunch at Target. The kids had a special treat of Organic Mac and Cheese from Target's cafe. I really like how Target has some organic options, but my dear Tom Sawyer still had a reaction from the gluten in the Mac and Cheese.
12:00 to 1:00 ~ It was Tom Sawyer's turn for speech therapy while the rest of us ran through Walmart, gathering as many groceries as we could in a very short amount of time.
1:00 to 1:30 ~ I dropped off paperwork at the doctor's office and returned home.
1:30 to 2:00 ~ I put away groceries and tried in vain to get gum out of Little Red Riding Hood's (5) hair ~ finally had to cut it out.
2:00 to 3:00 ~ This was Goldilocks' computer time (the little ones get two times a week on the computer). The others have the choice of watching a video or watching the one child play on the computer. Today they all watched Goldilocks play Dora games on Noggin.
3:00 to 3:30 ~ We had tea time ~ They have been listening to Five Little Peppers and How They Grew. The kids had their snack and then had a choice to color while listening or to just listen.
3:30 to 4:00 ~ The children cleaned their assigned room ~ On Fridays, we clean all the bedrooms from top to bottom and change the sheets.
4:00 to 5:00 ~ We had quiet time ~ formally known as Arsenic Hour. I don't know why it took me so long to have quiet time be during this transitional hour when Daddy is coming home, the kids are worn out and I am trying to get dinner going. It has been such a blessing to us. The kids played in their rooms and I made dinner.
5:00 ~ It was dinner time. Today, we had an edible oasis made of blueberries, rice, chicken and broccoli. The kids learned what an oasis was in SOTW today and SOTW suggested a candy oasis. I adapted it to be a healthy dinner.
5:30 ~ We did our after dinner chores and had play time with Daddy.
6:00 to 7:00 ~ We went on a family bike ride.
7:00 ~ The kids had their baths and bedtime rituals.
8:00 ~ The kids were in bed, Timothy and Dad were watching a TV program and I was looking at blogs.
Well, that's all, folks!