This is week 3 of the All Aussie Not Back to School Blog Hop and the topic this week is Day in the Life. This one is hard for us as we tend to follow 2 weekly structures due to hubby’s work hours. He works shift work, so we have an early week and a late week roster that our boys have settled into very nicely. Today, I will give you an overview of one day in each of our weekly schedules.
On the early week, Hubby starts work at 6am. The boys and I rise out of bed around 7.30-8am. From the time we rise up till about 9am, we have breakfast, get dressed, make the beds and do the washing. At 9am, the boys start their schoolwork. They finish their PACEs and then we have morning tea. This takes as long as it takes. Sometimes it is quicker than other times, depending if they are learning something new in their books and are having a hard time understanding how to do it.
Then we complete any activities, science experiments or crafts before lunch. We usually end up having a late lunch around 1pm-1.30pm. Then we do a tidy up of all the school things before daddy gets home at 2pm.
After daddy arrives home from work, we either go to the library for a few hours, go to the park/golf course for some physical activity or do the grocery shopping or other errands that need to be done. On a rainy day we sometimes have a lazy afternoon where we watch a movie, read a book or play board games.
Any outings are worked around, usually the PACEs are completed at some stage during the day and the extra activities are completed if there is time.
On the early weeks, hubby usually has the Fridays off. These Fridays are usually Family Days, where we go on field trips where we get back to nature exploring parks and waterfalls or we visit a museum.
During the late week, hubby starts work at 1pm, so we usually get off to a lazy start in the morning. These mornings are usually spent, shopping, doing errands or visiting the library as hubby needs to be home at midday to get ready for work.
After hubby leaves for work, usually around 12:30pm, the boys start their PACEs. After these are completed, we have a break for afternoon tea and then move onto a craft, experiment or some other activity. After this is complete, we do a tidy up and then get ready to tea and bed.
Again, any outings are worked around which means occasionally the PACEs may be completed during the mornings and this usually means no extra activities are done.
So there is a snippet into our homeschool life. This is a basic routine that we try to stick to, though is very flexible when needed.
What does your homeschool day look like?
It’s lovely to see how you work homeschooling around your family’s needs time-wise, rather than a more traditional schedule.
It’s wonderful how hsing allows you to work in with your husband’s changing schedule.