Homeschool is no joke. We have AMAZING days and we have AWFUL days. Those are the only adjectives I can think of without going too far. I know I am not alone in this, but I feel alone. Iron Bee is a wonderful son and very well behaved. However, he knows which buttons to push behind closed doors when it is just us. Every kid does, I understand that. I just wish that the sweet, wonderful, and well behaved boy that shines in front of my friends would be like that 80% of the time with me. The schedule we had was okay, but it isn’t working anymore. He isn’t taking me serious anymore. Most days I spend being upset or getting loud with him. Both of those are not fun. I don’t want him growing up thinking that I screamed all the time. I do not want to be that mom. No, No, No. Today, I sat down. I was alone in my room with no one to bother me. The baby was asleep, Princess and Iron Bee were watching a movie together. This is the new schedule I made. After writing it out, I told him that it was final. He was to obey me as a parent and a teacher. He was to follow the schedule because if he didn’t, all the fun things would go. Please note that my days are so crazy with the back and forth to Princess Bee’s preschool, that I do not list times. We start as soon as we can each day.
15 Minutes or One Chapter
Monday- Learn New Words; Write 5x each
Wednesday- Study Words; Write 5x each; seat work
15 Minutes or One Chapter; Read all the extras and questions on the page
Break- 10 Minutes
Monday thru Thursday- Complete Lesson; Complete Drills
Lunch- 30 Minutes
Monday & Tuesday- Complete 2 Lessons
Wednesday- Creative Writing
Thursday- Complete 2 Lessons
30 to 60 minutes daily
Tuesday & Thursday- Read Lesson, Complete Journal & Lap-Book work.
Tuesday & Friday- Complete Lessons & Seatwork
15 Minutes or One Chapter, Bible Adventure Book
What do your schedules look like? Please share!
On a side note: I am working on a giveaway of the latest book I read for February.
Are you ready?