Thursday, September 01, 2016

What homeschooling looks like right now

Homeschooling is always changing for us. We change what we are doing and how we are doing regularly. We schooled all summer long half-days. When we got back from Vermont, we decided we would officially start the new school year. Here's what it looks like:

The boys are now in second grade. Each day they have 12 things to get done. (At roughly 20 minutes a piece this should take them about four hours to get done.) As they get something done, they color it in. There are usually only 1-2 things on the sheet that I have to actually sit down and do with them. The rest are things they do independently. I simply move around, answer questions, and give mini lessons to explain things all the way.

Abigail is technically kindergarten age, but with a July birthday, we aren't officially starting here yet. She is technically pre-k. She has eight things to do every day. I used pictures on her's because she is only reading a little, and I wanted her to be able to do her chart herself. (I use dots on her to show her where she needs to color.) Her chart will take her two hours a day if she gets it all done.

I took a very short video to show what you might see when you walk in our house at any given time. Lots of "centers" with people working in their own spots. (Our new WWOOFer David is in the kitchen with Abigail in the video, eating his breakfast while she works).

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