7:00am- The kids sit at the table while I plate their breakfast. We go over our current memory verse (Philippians 2:14), practice this week’s sign language word (bubbles), and I read to them from our current devotional (Love Does for Kids) while they eat.
9:00am- I cleaned up breakfast and worked out, then we did our chores. Now we’re ready to dive into our lessons. I give my six-year-old a math lesson (Math Level K through TheGood and the Beautiful) while my girls play. We are interrupted many times, but we’re used to it and mostly don’t mind. A is particularly enthusiastic about today’s lesson. He jumps down to play while I give my four-year-old her preschool lesson. We read a few pages of Eric Carle’s Animals, Animals and then we do a lesson from her preschool book (Pre-K by The Good and the Beautiful). My two-year-old climbs up and tags along. Everyone is ready for a snack so I slice up an apple to serve with almond butter and then A and I start language arts (Level K through The Good and the Beautiful) while the girls play. We work on spelling words, sight words, phonics, reading, poetry memorization, nouns and verbs. He reads me a book, Biscuit’s Day on the Farm, and then he does a handwriting page (Handwriting Book 1 from The Good and the Beautiful) while I make lunch.
11:30am- I finish my lunch and then read them a chapter of our current read-aloud, Over the Hillsto Nugget, while they finish eating. I normally do a Spanish lesson immediately after our read-aloud but the Mom-designed Spanish thing isn’t working for us right now. I decided we’ll just stop doing Spanish for the end of this school year and start back up in July when I find us a curriculum and start his first grade year. I also read a picture book (Lola at the Library) because I think picture books are super important (and also, we love them).
2:00pm- It’s naptime/quiet time and I normally do a little catch-up work around the house right now but A is making a book for his sister’s birthday tomorrow and needs my help.
3:00pm- Everyone eats a snack while I read a chapter of The Story of the World, which makes for lots of fun discussion. Then we pull out his laminated map and I quiz him on geography. He correctly finds almost all 50 states, plus 22 different countries. Some of them, I have to look at the atlas to double-check since his geography skills are even better than mine. We spent enough time working on his sister’s book that I’m a little frazzled so we skip our usual afternoon elective today- I count that book as both creative writing and art.
6:00pm- This is our usual post-dinner family time which typically entails something like a walk along our property, time outside playing with the remote control Jeep/bikes, a lightsaber battle, etc. Tonight A asks to do some of the science experiments from his My First Super Science Kit and Daddy obliges.