A Homeschool Day in the Life

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9:00 AM  The boys play and watch some videos.  I enjoy some quiet time to myself.

9:45 AM I decide the weather is too gorgeous to risk waiting until the afternoon to go skiing so we pack up and head for the hill.  My plan is to ski until 12:30 and then head home for lunch.

12:00 PM – C is really making progress on the easy hill.  E and I do a few runs on the intermediate hill.  We are all cold, but no one is ready to go home.  We decide to have lunch at the ski hill then do a few more runs.

12:45 PM – Just a couple more runs and we will be ready to go.

1:15 PM – Just a couple more runs.

2:15 PM – We finally leave the ski hill.  It really was a beautiful day to be outside.  I feel so invigorated.  This is our first year skiing so the thrill of learning a new skill is great.

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2:50 PM – We finally start our school work for the day.  First up is math because that is always a good way to get started.

3:35 PM – Grammar – What is there to say about grammar?  Not fun but necessary.

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM Reading – C reads about Stingrays and E reads a book about animal tracks.

5:00 – 5:45 PM Tracking game – The boys are competing in a Science Olympiad event with a homeschool group and E is on the “What Went By” team.  Today we played a memory game to hone our skills matching animals to their tracks.

6:00 PM Out to dinner to celebrate an accomplishment for one of the kids.

7:45 PM E is folding airplanes to test for Science Olympiad while C plays LEGOs.

This was an atypical day.  We don’t normally blow off school on a Monday morning to go skiing.  Sunshine is a pretty rare event this time of year, so I’m so glad we can take advantage of our flexibility to enjoy it.  We still achieved 3 hours of core subjects.

One of the common questions our public school friends have is, “Do you get snow days?”  Our answer is always yes and no.  If the weather is truly bad we stay home and do our workbook type stuff and read.  If we have a beautiful day we take a few hours and enjoy the snow.

 

3 thoughts on “A Homeschool Day in the Life

  1. I get asked the snow day question a lot, too. I love that you took advantage of the sun and got outside. We are in New England and we do that too 🙂

  2. That’s exactly my approach to snow days too, though we haven’t had a bad enough snow day this year to warrant staying in. We did have one morning snow that disappeared by noon and the boys spent a good hour on the hill sledding. Love the flexibility!

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