I haven’t done a day in the life for awhile and thought yesterday was the perfect day to do one. Little did I know, yesterday did not go as planned, but then again with four kids, three cats, and a dog, things rarely do. So without further adieu, here we go…
5:45 AM Wake up Time
My alarm was set for 6:00, but obviously, the little guy was eager to start the day.
6:30 Busy Time
Today my little guy opted to play with playdough and our abacus, while the rest of the house rushed to get ready for work and school.
7:45 Off to School for Brother and Sisters
Two of my kids take the bus to school, which picks them up at the end of our road. Then we had to drive across town to drop off my oldest at her school.
8:30 Schedule Hiccup #1
When my daughter was getting on the bus this morning she realized she had left her bookbag back at the house. So after we drop my oldest off at school, we have to run home, grab the bag and drop it off at school.
9:00 Home, Finally!
Finally, we are home and my son is ready for breakfast. While he’s eating his yogurt, I get started on dishes.
9:30 Play time/Homeschool Set-up
I have already done most of my preparation over the weekend, but I like to sit down with the teacher guide and materials, and quickly plan out our day.
10:00 Homeschool Time
This morning we started with the Community Challenge. The Community Challenge is featured at the beginning of each lesson and is typically geared towards a group of children. More frequently than not, the activity is easy to modify to work for just my son and me. Today we practiced breathing like a whale using a straw and pom-pom ball. My son was thrilled with this activity and kept himself busy blowing the pom-pom ball all over the rug.
10:20 Schedule Hiccup #2
While my son was busy breathing like a whale, my father in law (who also lives next door) called and informed me that a dump truck was on its way to deliver 20 tons of dirt to him, and he thought my little guy would be interested. My little guy is obsessed with trucks, so we stopped what we were doing and headed next door.
11:00 Homeschool Take Two
After all of the dump truck excitement, we were ready to get back to our school work. Being able to take breaks, when exciting things like dump trucks coming to grandpa’s house happen, is one of the reasons I love homeschooling my son. I love the flexibility and love being able to share these special moments with him.
This was a great way to get my son refocused and ready to concentrate on school time. We discussed the date, weather, color/shape of the month and the topic of the day. Today we were learning about Whales.
11:15 Big as a Whale Activity
We used fourteen sheets of paper to demonstrate how big a beluga whale is, and compared ourselves and cat to see how we measured up.
11:30 Art time
Today we made a whale and used the straw again to blow the paint across the whale.
11:45 Literacy Time
We used a pom-pom ball to dot paint our ‘W’ coloring page.
Today we read Baby Beluga by Ashley Wolff. We also played the song on my phone and had fun singing along.
12:40 Back on the Road
My oldest daughter is dismissed early every Wednesday, so we hit the road again to pick her up. Luckily someone was pretty tuckered out from our morning and fell asleep in the car.
My son was easily transferred from car to bed and had a great nap!
This is pretty much how each of our days goes, minus some of the schedule interruptions. On this particular day my son sped quickly through the activities, but somedays he goes at a much slower pace. The Mother Goose Time curriculum gives you the flexibility to spend as little or as much time as you need on any given activity. Somedays my son wants to repeat activities over and over again, and that’s fine too. I know I say this almost every week, but I am so happy to be able to share this time with my son.
I hope you enjoyed this peek into our day, and please let me know if you have any questions or comments. I will see you next week for more Chaos on the Creek.
Disclaimer: I am so grateful to have found this curriculum and am excited to share our experiences on the blog. In exchange for my unbiased and honest reviews, Mother Goose Time has provided us with the curriculum free of charge.