Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Homeschool Challenges.........................

Well my friends can you believe most of us are at the end of our 3rd week??? where oh where does the time go. I have had a few challenges along the way starting with my best student to this date not wanting to cooperate with the rules this year and he is an older one I was expecting some of that with the 5 year old not the older sibling. I have learned that you just dont know from year to year it is different each time.................. and you have your better years for sure.
I am homeschooling all seven this year yes even the 3 year old! She is ready it helps having 6 siblings ahead of you it tends to motivate you to want to know as much as they do so we are taking full advantage of this while we can lol. My two oldest are doing ok with their Math we started with some stuff from last year they were not doing well so really wanted to go back and go over concepts make sure they were understanding all there was to know before moving on.
please keep the older ones in your prayers that the Lord gives them eyes to see and ears to hear and that it would be truly applied to their brains. Lets see some have asked for my schedule this year so here it goes:

5:00 a.m.- I hear the dreaded alarm clock (lol)

5:00-5:30- I have half hour quiet time(only first half)

5:30- 6:30 - GYM

6:30 - 7:15 - the rest of my quiet time(7:00 kid's up and I fed them)

7:15- 7:30- PRAYER (kiddo's cleaning and getting themselves dressed and prepared)

7:30-8:00- get anything ready for the morning and going over kid's devotion

8:00-8:45- Bible/ devotion seat work

8:45 -9:30- Math

9:30- 10:15 - Reading

10:15-11:00- Science

11:00-11:45- History

11:45- 12:30- Big Kid's do seat work while I tend to little guys

12:30- 1:00- LUNCH

1:00- 2:00- Spelling/ English/anything not done
we are all done by 2:15 at the latest ............... well on the good days that is lol.
from 2:00-3:00 it is play outside time and 3:00-4:00 put house in order 4:00-5:00
the only hour my children watch T.V. all day long during the week PRAISE THE LORD
6:00- 6:30ish EAT
7:00-8:00 Daddy is on bath duty praise God thank you Daddy
8:00-8:30 Bed process...... teeth, read,devotion,prayer.....

9:00 -????? MY NIGHT BEGINS cleaning or blogging or catching up on e-mails or doing projects or spending some time with hubby lights out most nights 11:00p.m. and yes start at 5:00 the very next morning!!!
some of you have said you dont know how I do it well guess what me neither It is all the Lord
also I have always been this way go go go and hardly on any sleep however it is getting harder as the years go on and I become older and older bummer I know. Any how we all have to find our families balance and what work and what doesnt work so just continue to pray and dont lose heart my friends you will reap a harvest sooner or later. God Bless you all

Until next time my hearts and prayers go out to each of you,

My New Book I am currently reading by Favorite blog sister Ann Voskamp

My New Book I am currently reading by Favorite blog sister Ann Voskamp
Best Book of the Year This dear sister in the Lord writes with such eloquence I cant even put the book down it becomes so REAL for me the pages come to life! This is a MUST read!!

Mel and I at one of the scrapbook weekends at church!!!

Mel and I at one of the scrapbook weekends at church!!!
I love ya sis!!!

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