Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Day 1: What was I thinking?

Yesterday was our first "official" day back at homeschooling. It went pretty well. Not as well as I would have liked, but not bad, either. Math and science were a hit with Superboy. Modgirl is getting into the groove of Language arts and World religions.
This is the first year I have tried to have an actual schedule. Previously there has been more of a "routine", or simple "order of events" to go by. I've always balked at schedules because of their restrictive nature. Flexibility has been the mainstay of our existence to date. This year I made up a real schedule with blocks of time from 8 to 5 and everything filled in just so.
I'm not sure why. Perhaps because of the wide age spread of my kiddos (pre-K, 5th grade, 10th grade) I felt like I needed to schedule our time a little more strictly to ensure that I don't leave something or someone out. I have it organized so that each child has my attention during the subjects he/she needs it the most, and independant work is scheduled when I am working with another child. Lunch is scheduled, as well as snack, and nap for JBug.
Needless to say we did not stick to it very well yesterday. I doubt we will today.
What was I thinking?


barb said...

Oh Theresa,

My heart goes out to you and all moms who homeschool multiple children. I have been so pampered these last few years having only Josh to "study" with. I can't even remember what it was like when I had 3-4. lol

I have never tried a schedule only because of the fact that I myself am so bad at following one that I know I would set us up for failure before we even started. I hope your's goes better for you. Josh and I usually just go with routine or go with the flow as you say but as I said it's just us two. Remember that it was just your first day. It takes time to "get back in the groove of things". :)) I shall expect you to be reminding me of these very things in a few weeks when Josh and I "start back". lol

AND inquiring minds (aka Josh and I) want to know what you and Superboy did in Math and Science. Sounds like a great start there!

Theresa said...

Thank you so much for the support, Barb. It means alot to me.