This past week we have been trying to get back into our normal routine. Between the holidays and then Jimmy being on vacation for a week we were totally out of our routine.
Monday, we had a snow themed day. We read some books about snow and then did some activities. The kids made snowflakes that we hung from the ceiling and then made snowmen by spelling their names. I had originally planned on the snowmen being an activity for the younger kids who are learning to spell their names but the big kids wanted to make
The rest of the week were just our regular school days. Trevor starts his days off with a journal writing activity. Then we have our Bible lesson. McKenna almost always joins in with this and sometimes some of the younger kids do too. They especially like the singing. Then Trevor does his Phonics lesson, a Reading lesson, some independent work activities, and a Writing lesson. Then we have snack and go outside to play. Then he has Math, another Reading lesson, and then we do either science, health, social studies, music, art or our read aloud book depending on what needs to be done. This week we read our read aloud book each day. After this we work on memorizing our poetry. Then we have lunch and quiet time. Trevor goes to his room for an hour each day to have some quiet time. He listens to books on CD during this time. When he gets up, he finishes his independent work and then does another activity. This could be Spanish lessons, poetry, piano lessons, or Cub Scout work. By this time, all the kids are up from nap and it is time for snack and some more outside time. Trevor has Cub Scouts on Monday nights and Basketball practice on Thursday nights.
McKenna is still working on her Letter of the Week activities. She has school on Monday, Wednesday & Friday during Trevor's independent work time. The rest of the time she either plays in her room or plays with the learning activities I set up in the living room. She has clogging on Tuesday nights and gymnastics on Wednesday nights.
I am currently babysitting two full-time children and one part-time child. One of the full-time kids is 2 and he does school on Tuesdays & Thursdays during Trevor's independent work time. The rest of the time he plays with McKenna or does some of the educational activities I set up in the living room. The other full-time child I have is 1 and she does school on Wednesday during Trevor's independent work time. The rest of the time she does the same things as McKenna. My part-time child comes on Mondays and Thursdays. She is only 1 and doesn't really do a school time with me yet. She plays or does the educational activities in the living room. The following are pictures of the younger kids playing and of Trevor doing one of his Writing lessons for the week.
On Saturday, Trevor had a basketball game and then we had movie night that evening. The following are pictures of the basketball game and of the kids eating their mac & cheese from Applebee's while watching their movie.