A Day in our Life
Our days now are far different from our early days of homeschooling.
In the early days, we sat down at the table and went through books from front to back, and I wrote down all of the activities in a record book. Our schedule was pretty flexible, but we did spend most of our time at the table...
Now, a great many days and weeks and months and years have passed and our homeschooling days have changed about a hundred times. These days, since we are in Australia for the year, we do far fewer actual lessons now. Every day brings us something new. New people and places that we enjoy exploring.
Let me tell you about our day today. It's fairly typical, if there is such a thing.
The Doctor slept in. She talked with a friend online. Then she had a guitar lesson, an acting class, and did some rehearsing when we got back home. She helped with dinner. Tonight she is doing some writing and some Algebra. She is also working on figuring out her outfit for an acting performance she has this weekend.
What will tomorrow bring???
*** About the notebook: Each child has a notebook in which I write assignments. Sometimes I will write several days worth of lessons. Sometimes I write what is to be done in a single day. A "typical" entry might look like this:
- Algebra & Geometry: Read pages 180-182. Do practice problems 1-30, even only. Ask Mom if you need a hand. Review pages 55. Do practice problems 10-20, odd only.
- Geometry: Do pages 177-178 with Mom.
- Life Science: Read pages 210-217. Review all photos, charts, graphs, and review questions. Be prepared to discuss with Mom. Go onto YouTube and watch a couple of videos on habitation and specialization in animals
- Chores: empty dishwasher and bring in the wash on the clothes line.
- Choose two TED talks to watch
- Choose poetry or music to listen to with Mom.
- Write five "thank you" notes for birthday things.
His work usually takes about 2-3 hours in a day. I try to make sure he does at least an hour's worth of work independently. He also has friends he hangs out with and projects that they are working on. He has a few projects he is working on alone. And he and his sister usually do chores and neighborhood stuff together.
So, that's what a typical day for Bonobo looks like, with LOTS of variation on that.
Any questions? I'm happy to answer them!
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