Sunday, August 22, 2010

A Day in the Life ::: 2010

I had such a good time participating in the school room blog hop at Heart of the Matter, that I thought I would participate in the "A Day in the Life" segment as well.  I should make a disclaimer here, we haven't officially stared our 2010-2011 academic year yet.  This is my ideal schedule, and I doubt my day will go this smoothly, but none-the-less I like to get it on paper (or iCal!).

I prefer a routine over a schedule, but have finally come to the realization that in this season of life if I want to get anything accomplished, we really will function better with a schedule.

This is a typical Wednesday:

5:30am - wake-up/quiet time/e-mail/blogging

6:30am - shower/dress

7:00am - work w/ S

7:30am - finish getting ready for day

8:00am - breakfast

9:00am - rosary/devotions

9:30am - Unit Study

10:15am - morning chores - all working together

11:00am - Alphabet Path with S, A, L, L

11:30am - work w/ J

12:00pm - lunch w/ outside time

1:00pm - quiet time/independent reading {whole hour for all kids except L}

1:30pm - work w/ L

2:00pm - work w/ J

2:30pm - work w/ A

3:00pm - work w/ L

3:30pm - Tea Time (only on Wednesdays)

4:30pm - free time

5:30pm - dinner

7:30pm - younger kids in bed

8:30pm - older kids in bed

8:31pm - e-mail/blogging/reading/bed - ready to do it all over again tomorrow!


Cari said...

I love your organizational skills! My question is what happens to your schedule or how do you work with things like doctors appts? Do you just skip whatever is in the schedule during the appt or do you do that part of the schedule later in the evening?

Jen said...

Cari-normally I would just skip that part of the day. Sometimes for the older boys I have them take along work they can do in the car. Otherwise we just start over again the next day!!

Branch Of Wisdom said...

Great "Day in the Life"! Homeschoolers have so much fun and are you are so organized :)

Thanks for sharing and have a very enjoyable 2010-2011 school year!

Jenilee said...

wow! that is amazing! :) I love how you worked chores and outside time/rest time right into your schedule like that! good for you! :)

Theresa said...

I love your blog! Visiting from the blog hop!!

The Sierra Home Companion said...

I am amazed by people who can get up so early. I would like to be up at 5am, so if you have a secret please share.;) You have a beautiful family.

Tiffany said...

Thanks for the glimpse, Jen! Great job and love the tea time once a week:) Blessings galore!

Jen said...

Thanks for all the kind words! Rebecca-I have no secrets for getting up early, except for the fact that it is my only real quiet of the day and that is my motivation :) but I still do need an alarm ;)

Patty said...

I am such a creature of habit. I think my children are the same. I love routine, it keeps me sane!

I have the same poetry book that you had in your picture. What a lovely idea...a tea party once a week.

And of course, I noticed your cookies on the counter :)

Jen, your kiddos are so beautiful!

rawbanana said...

Thanks for sharing your schedule, your kids are adorable! I wish my kiddos would get up as early. I am lucky to get them up by 8, usually 830! Have a great year!

Our Family said...

This looks great! I like how you have time for each child worked into your schedule!
Thanks also for stopping by our blog today! :) To get the schedules right on our post, I used the "Print Screen" button on our keyboard- then pasted it to "Paint.NET" (a free version of Photoshop) & cropped it- saved it- & then put it on just like any other picture. Hope that makes sense! :)

Ashley at said...

I'm curious to know what you specifically do with Levi (your 3 yo). I have a 3 yo too :)

Jen said...

Patty-thanks for your kind words, I wish I could take credit for those cookies, but my husband brought them home!!

Rawbanana-sometimes I wish they would sleep in a bit!

Jessica-thanks for the tip, I will have to try that.

blessedmommie said...

Your family is so beautiful! I am going to have to look through your schedule again. I like how you have broken your day down and switch from school to home chores to outside time... you have great ideas. Thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope you have a GREAT year. :)

D and A said...

What a sweet family! Your schedule looks great!
I like the tea time idea. I may have to try it.

Amy @ Missional Mama

Samantha said...

Busy! And the cinnamon rolls are VERY yummy! I don't make them much anymore...scale doesn't approve!

Jen said...

Ashley-he is going to do Along the Alphabet Path along with his older sisters, here is a more detailed post then a big part of his afternoon is spent rotating around with his older sibs playing, reading etc. I really don't do many formal things for pre-k. HTH - thanks for reading!

AmyBarkerPhoto said...

Your schedule is amazing! I know ours will get tweaked many times as we get going. I am following your blog now (from the Not back to School blog hop). I hope you have an amazing year. I am new to the whole Homeschooling thing this year and super excited!

Lins said...

I love your beautiful family...reminds me so much of my own. Wish I could join you for tea time and hear all your stories. Blessings on your year!

Catherine Anne said...

Love your day layout~ We sound so much a like. Oh we too take along our work or on other days start the next day~ said...

Great schedule. I like that there is plenty of time for the children to still be children and that you are spending individual time with each of them. Have a great year and thanks for sharing. :)

Jenn said...

Your plans sound great! I love my quiet time alone to prepare for the day, and the only time I can get it is in the wee hours of morning as well. =))

Denise said...

I enjoyed reading your schedule and all your photos! I am now following your blog and look forward to seeing more of your school year! Thanks for sharing.


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