It's Saturday morning and I'm sitting here procrastinating. Well, not really because I am getting some things done. I have visited the homeschooling message boards that I frequent, I have visited my virtual friends' blogs, updated our schedule at google docs, requested books from our library system, and I'm listening to Tom Petty.
I don't play "my" music anymore, it's classical, french or toddler tunes around here and I should have some "jam time" don't you think? I'm claiming Saturdays and that is final. On Saturday I will play my music and refresh! Of course, I have to censor the music selections which really isn't too hard given what I listen to. I should probably explain a little- I don't like the kids to hear anything regarding s£x, drugs or curse words and since I like rock- this sometimes is a part of the songs. Eric Clapton's Cocaine is not a song that is played around the kids, neither is You Don't Know How I Feel by Tom Petty. He mentions rolling a joint. Van Morrison should have been on my list yesterday of ultimate concert performers.
Today I have a list of things to do:
-laundry (I'm behind) √
-watch remodeling TV on TLC (will do during laundry) √
-grocery list for September (go through the house and figure out what we need)
-play/read with Danny (Camille is at her dad's) √√√
-find a book to read for myself from our bookshelves
bake something, maybe cookies Dh bought oreos, lol.
Things to do for homeschooling to be done before Monday:
-read SOTW2, Chapter 6 and the supplement books I have on hand √
-read through our science lesson and prepare our experiment
-file this past week's work and refill Camille's daily folder with next week's work √
-create weekly lesson spreadsheet √
-change our routine again (music isn't getting done so we're putting it at the beginning of our day) √
-order library books (3 weeks ahead of time) √
-create spelling flashcards with definitions on back (a new change) √
-update our french word wall √
-make sure we have all the CD/DVD/VHS items we'll use this coming week in one spot √
Okay, here's the updated routine since I don't want to write another post
- Bible 20 min
- Music (Themes to Remember) 15 min
- Grammar/Spelling 20 min
- French 30 min
- ~ 30 min break/snack ~
- Math 40 min
- ~ 10 min break ~
- History or Science 1 hour
- Piano practice/book work
Independent reading happens at least 1x daily, lately it's been 3x daily, before lessons, after lessons and at bedtime. I also read-aloud to both of the kids for about an hour outside of our subjects. There's a LOT of reading happening around here, on average 8-10 books a night are read. Danny gets 3-4 books, Camille gets a library book plus our longer read-aloud plus she reads to me.
Reading time has started at 7:00 pm around here lately, 7:30 the latest and can last until 8:30 pm -9:00 pm. I want it to be 8:30 the latest, so we're working on it, it's hard to squash their enthusiasm! Camille is reading more during the day too on her own. (Yay!)
Have a great Saturday! I have things to tend to...