Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A Day in the Life ~ April Edition

Here is the day in the life of our homeschool for April. We are wrapping up school, since we will be done with this year's requirements next week. For that reason our days look different than most of the year. We have finished most of our books and are either reviewing, finishing projects or not doing some subjects at all.

7:00 to 9:30 -  All the kids got up at about the same time as me and got ready for the day. The kids watched Curious George on PBS and I did my morning chores. Then the kids did their morning chores plus helped me fold a mountain of laundry. Tom Sawyer had his computer time while the girls had reading lessons and games. We came back together for circle time and to start our group seat work.

9:30 to 11:00 - This was our seat work time. The kids and I went through a stack of library books (literature) that need to be returned, did two pages of Horizon math, and made candy necklaces.

(Art and Occupational Therapy)

11:00 to 11:30 - The kids watched a Magic School Bus video on Bats. (science)

11:30 to 12:00 - The kids played outside. The tree house was especially popular today.

12:00 to 12:30 - We had hot dogs, baked beans, rice and salad for lunch. We listened to Latin songs while we ate. (Latin)

12:30 to 1:30 - Tim and Tom Sawyer played and weed whacked in the back yard. The girls and I made cornbread stuffing and cranberry sauce for dinner. Everyone cleaned their own rooms. (life skills)

1:30 to 2:00 - We drove to Tomatis. We listened to Your Story Hour ~ The story of Joan of Arc" while we drove everywhere in the car today. (history)

2:00 to 4:00 - While Tom Sawyer and Tim were doing Tomatis (OT and Auditory Therapy), the girls and I made folder games in the waiting room. The waiting room is empty during shifts so we can really spread out with our projects.

This is a pressure swing that is supposed to calm them. He was being a real goof ball in it but did almost go to sleep a few minutes later.

In the waiting room.

4:30 to 6:00 - We arrived at ballet and fencing classes. Dh picked up Tom Sawyer and Goldilocks and took them home. I stayed at the classes with Timothy and Little Red Riding Hood. We are lucky to have the kids taking classes at the same dance studio at the same time!!!

Timothy is the one advancing in the center.

Little Red Riding Hood's ballet class is rehearsing for their part in Alice and Wonderland. They are kittens of the Cheshire cat.

Today, they got to rehearse on the stage they will perform on in a few weeks. They are all very cute.

6:00 to 7:30 - We went home and ate dinner. Dh had already fed the others and they were playing outside, so we joined them as soon as we were done eating. The kids then got ready for bed and were in bed by 8 pm.

That wraps up our day.

Blessings, Dawn


  1. Whew! Busy day. Personally, the running from one activity to the next is what wears me out, I'm such a homebody. But it sounds like a seriously productive day!

    You and your kiddos can come see and feed our little bucket calves anytime your in Ok, Dawn :-).

    Really, of my other blogging buddies did just that and they nearly made it home with one of our ticks :-). We're very generous when it comes to giving those away, LOL.

    Blessings, Julie

  2. I love how real life IS learning, don't you? Thanks for sharing your day!

  3. Loved reading about your day. (I'm still playing catch-up!) Thanks for sharing about the auditory therapy too. I think its the hefty copay that has me wanting to see things happening. *sigh* Its hard to be patient sometimes, isn't it!

    Have I said recently what a fun mom you are!!!