Becky Doughty, my writer friend extraordinaire, worked up this awesome pictorial blogpost about her typical homeschooling day.
This is Becky’s fourth year using the homeschool curriculum k12. You can find out more here: http://www.k12.com.
Here we go! I know you’re going to enjoy this post as much as I did!
School? At Home?
By: Becky Doughty
I admit it. Sam and I goof around all day.
7 am: WAKE UP CALL! (You should see her face at 7:01!)
8 am: After a good breakfast in our own bellies, I start the bread (see lunch time!), and we head down to feed the animals.
Horse, goats, and chickens, oh my!
Dwalin doesn’t realize he’s a goat…
Look under every chicken….
9 am: School officially (kinda, sorta) begins. This is Pillowland, a place where learning is gentle and fluffy and fun. Pillow fights commence often – great stress relief. (You, too, can visit Pillowland. Simply raid all the beds and linen closets in the house, throw all the blankets, pillows, cushions, and dogs into a heap on the living room floor, and pile on. Don’t forget your schoolbooks!)
Sometimes we lose a child…or a dog… Then burrow-searching ensues.
10 am: Outside for Exercise and Sunlight!
Bring in the bounty!
11:00 am: More school – working hard in the jammies.
At noon: The bread is cooling on the racks – time for home-grown tomato and cucumber sandwiches.
1 pm: More School.
2 pm: The Attack of the Home School Chinaliens – they destroy our brains by zapping us with school supplies! (This usually means we’re on the verge of working too hard.)
3 pm: Time for kitchen fun. I mean work.
Canning homemade pickles and tomato sauce – yum!
Shelling peas… eating peas…
4 pm: Outside to do some REAL WORK…
Painting the clubhouse with a neighbor friend.
5 pm: And REAL PLAY!!!!!!!
6 pm: Daddy’s home. Time to do something special (give Mom a break!). Fishing anyone?
And this is why we Home School – to leave our mark on the life of our child.
Daddy and Sam initialing the gatepost.
Yes, we actually do get several hours of curriculum in our day. In fact, Sam scores above average on all her State-mandated STAR testing!
What does homeschooling look like to you?
What kind of a mark will you leave on the life of your child?
Bio on Becky: Becky Doughty is a self-proclaimed Warrior Princess (think Xena in a tiara, but shorter) and her weapon of choice is her pen. She has a heart for women fighting in today’s battles and writes Christian/Inspirational Fiction.
Becky is married to her God-chasing champion, Kevin, and they have three (plus one by our oldest daughter’s marriage) pulchritudinous children. The older children are adults now, so Sammi is the only victim of Becky’s homeschooling methodology.
The Doughtys share their lives with too many animals, a large vegetable garden, and a very strange underground concrete room that the children have determined was built for dark and sinister purposes….
You can get to know Becky at her website: http://beckydoughty.wordpress.com. She’s currently doing an awesome series on sisters.