Monday, August 3, 2015

A Look into Our Homeschool schedule, Are you ready?

It seems like Summer just started, what happened, where did it go? We have begun preparing for our homeschool year and we are excited! We have ordered our curriculum and set up our little area.

What curriculum do you use?

We use the Abeka accredited Video program. It has done wonders for our little man. He has progressed so much since we started with Abeka. I also find worksheets (thanks to Pinterest) that go along with what he's learning to add extra practice. If you don't want to do accredited you can order the books for the curriculum off of Abeka book.

What is a typical homeschool day at our house?

8:30 - 9:00 chore time and breakfast
9:00 - 9:30 pledge, prayer & bible
10:00 - 11:00 Morning reading and seatwork
11:00 - 11:20 Phonics, Language & Spelling
11:20 - 11:40 Writing (we do cursive)
11:40 - 12:20 Arithmetic
12:20 - 12:40 Lunch
12:40 - 1:10 Afternoon reading
1:10 - 1:30 Arithmetic combinations
1:30 - 1:50 Poetry & History

Granted life happens so some days it may change but we try to follow a daily rountine. This is homeschool so sometimes we are more laid back than others. That is the glory of being out of a public school setting and at home.

We all need a mission statement to come back to when we are stressed and wondering just why we chose this route instead of sending our kids on that Yellow bus. Every year we need to look over it and adjust it as needed. This is ours:

My goal in homeschooling is to educate my children in an environment that teaches them who God is and keeps them from an environment that will teach them He isn't needed in their lives or that He isn't real. I want to do as I was instructed by God, to train them in the way they should go by guiding them into the life that God has planned for them, while educating them in the things they will need as they mature into teens and then into adulthood.

I want to hear from you! What curriculum do you use, how are you preparing for this school year? Do you home-school? Why or why not?

Be blessed,

Regina Cozad

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