5:45 Woken up by teens leaving for seminary. Went back to sleep after they left at 6:05.
6:45 Wake up , check emails, and start this blog post!
7:00 Wake up E-R and I-E
7:15 Wake up E-R and I-E. It sticks this time.
7:15—7:45 E-R and I-E eat breakfast of popcorn and herb tea while I lounged around—a morning person I am not!
7:45—8:00 I put in a load of laundry and fold and put away two other loads that have been sitting on my bed for a few days. A friend from church has been considering homeschooling her daughter. One of her concerns –when will I do the laundry? I don’t have any answers! That’s not something I’m on top of by any means.
8:05—We are all in the living room ready to start our school week. (Yesterday was a holiday). E-R discovers I will be taking pictures and decides more grooming is in order. While she does that I get lunch started by toasting the rice and putting it in the rice cooker.
8:10—We are again in the living room ready for the day. With planners in hand, we plan out our week.
8:25—9:10 We are reviewing our geography we’ve done so far. The girls work during this time on drawing maps. These are the maps they’ve reviewed enough times to draw from memory.
Arrggg! We forgot to put out the trash bins, so a two minute break while we run them out to the alley . I look up our art websites to make sure they were still there as well as run out to pick up our Abundant Harvest box while the girls finish drawing their maps.
9:10-9:20—The girls fool around while I put away our food.
9:20-9:45—We read about the textile art of the Kuna Indian, mola, on several online sites.
9:45—10:50 Girls gather their supplies and set to work creating their own molas. As the girls work with their art projects, I wipe down the kitchen, wash some dishes, switch out laundry, cook lunch, chop veggies for supper, and help our oldest son, N, locate the tape measure so he could hang a curtain rod.
10:50—11:20 I sit down to work on art with E-R and I-E. We all finish our projects and clean up. (Read more about the process here.)
11:20—12:30 Lunch. I eat, take a quick shower, read my scriptures, and clean up from lunch while, I-E and E-R eat and then head outside to check on the butterflies, jump rope, and run around.
12:30—1:00 Read about Picasso’s life and look at examples of his different periods of painting.
1:00—The girls sit down to work on their own cubism project while I make a weekly menu and shopping list.
1:45—4:00 I leave to pick up my oldest daughter, A-M, run some errands, and go grocery shopping before returning home to find art projects completed and supper started!
A day in our homeschool life.