Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Content yet? I think so.

Alright. This is it. I am done changing our schedule around...until next time. (For those of you reading this who are not homeschooling parents, I think I am pretty normal. At least I think other homeschooling moms go through these transition times until they find their groove. Can I get an "Amen"?)

I was looking through the Green Hour Challenge for Week 5 and getting excited about our bird study. There is so much I want to learn, teach, and do regarding this but I can't find the time in our schedule to do it. I know that if I do not schedule the time to do it, it will not get done. I am also trying to keep our "formal" studies scheduled for the morning to allow for free time, field trips, activities, and quiet time in the afternoons. Our Nature Study has been happening on its own and it is going great, however, I want to do a more directed study of birds. So, I have, once again, tweeked our schedule to include it in our formal studies in the morning. Here is what it looks like now...

Tuesday...
Language Arts (Magnus)
Phonics (Thane)
Tea Time-Nature Reading
Bird Study
Math (Magnus)

Wednesday...
History (Both)
Math (Magnus)
Tea Time-Poetry Reading
Language Arts (Magnus)
Phonics (Thane)

Thursday...
Math (Magnus)
History (Both)
Tea Time-Nature Reading
Phonics (Thane)
Language Arts (Magnus)

Friday...
Language Arts (Magnus)
Phonics (Thane)
History Project (Both)
Tea Time-Picture Study
Fine Arts Friday (Both)

The boys have said they like not having the same subjects scheduled at the same time each day. I like it too. Keeps things fresh.

So, now that I have officially scheduled in time for our bird study, guess that means I need to get on the ball and get our bird feeder journals assembled! Off to work...

4 comments:

LisaWA said...

Excellent! I like the mix up too. Christian has responded the best so far... RyLee.. ehhh she could care less. She goes with the flow anyway....

Have a great week... guess hwat tomorrow is... uh hu.... have you picked out your picture yet??

Lisa~

Tina said...

Amen Sister!

I love seeing "Tea Time" in there with your schedule. I so want to start something like that here. :o)

TTFN~Tina

Lori Carr said...

I like how you mixed stuff up. I also need to get on the ball and get our bird stuff all together. I got a new camera for my birthday. I am hoping to get some good pictures of birds!:)

Lori

my5wolfcubs said...

Amen! Everything sounds great!
Lee