This is our seventh year homeschooling and it’s bittersweet for me because it’s my last year with my beautiful daughter. She was recently accepted into the university of her choice and will be starting in the fall. I am really happy for her, but I sure am going to miss her. I’m so thankful we homeschool as I am cherishing every day of her senior year with her.
I get up when my husband does, which is usually between 6:30 and 7:30 am. I make up his lunch and kiss him goodbye. Then I make myself a soothing cup of herbal tea and take it back to my bedroom where I cozy up with my scriptures and my journal. I love this peaceful, spiritual time. ♥ Marissa girl wakes up just in time to watch her online science class, streamed live at 8:30 am. I bring her a cup of herbal tea or hot chocolate and give her a morning hug before I shower, dress and start a load of laundry. ♥ Marcus usually wakes up between 8:30 and 9am. He begins his day the same way I do, with his scriptures. 🙂
Sometime between 9:45 and 10:30 am, the three of us gather at the dining table for a hot breakfast. Then, we enjoy some time together. Lately we’ve been taking a morning walk. Sometimes we create art or listen to a Maestro Classic. We often read from our current read aloud. On Mondays we choose a scripture verse for the week and the kids write it out in their scripture journals.
Around 11:20 am, give or take a few minutes since it’s a live class, Marcus and I tune into his online history class. I enjoy this class as much as he does. I even take my own notes! (I am convinced Brother DeGraff is the best history teacher ever.) Marcus’ online science class follows, and Brother Lloyd really makes science fun. We usually snack during science.
Meanwhile, Marissa watches her online math class, followed by her online history class, from the comfort of her bed. ♥ After both classes end, Marissa watches her English while Marcus and I tackle a math lesson together.
On Wednesdays this month, Marissa had an art class at a nearby art academy. She chose to focus on her sketching. She gets a lot of one-on-one attention from the instructor since it’s only her and maybe a couple of other people (it’s a drop-in sort of thing).
We end up eating lunch around 1:30 pm. Marissa sometimes eats her lunch in her room as she finishes up her assignments. After lunch, Marcus helps me tidy up the dining room and kitchen. ♥ For the remainder of the afternoon we do whatever we want. Sometimes we go swimming in the clubhouse pool. Sometimes we run errands. Sometimes we create art or make a craft. Sometimes we do a science lab. We usually read our own books.
There are no online classes on Fridays so we often use that day to go on field trips or have a full day of science experiments or art. On Friday afternoons, Marcus is allowed to play Minecraft with a friend who lives in New York. ♥ David comes home anytime after 5 pm. We eat dinner as a family and usually watch a movie or some TV together. ♥ On Wednesday nights, the kids have youth activities at our church from 7 to 8:30 pm. ♥ We end our day with family scripture study and prayer. We try to be in bed by 10 pm.
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