Monday, June 27, 2011

Home(school) improvement: Routine, plus pictures of Robert

I can't believe I haven't posted pictures of Robert in so long! I've taken them, I really have, but I just didn't think to post them until Tanya pointed it out in the comments a couple of posts ago. So here they are, my favorites from the past few weeks.

Glad I got these on here!

And now here is the routine I'm hoping to use once we start homeschooling. I think I'm going to start trying it now (except for the main lesson part, which we aren't doing yet). It always seems like so much trouble to stick to a routine, but really, it can't be any worse than what we're doing now. The girls are fighting so much I feel like a referee half the time. A routine could only help. So here it is.

Wake up and get dressed, before the kids if possible (Between 6:00 and 7:00)
Play time
Circle/read books
Play outside
Main lesson (for an hour, tops)
Play time

Main lesson (continued, for an hour, tops)
Outside time
Play time/movie (3:30 or 4:00)

I didn't put times on all these, as you might have noticed. It was tempting, but I've tried that before and it only puts pressure on me to start or stop doing something before we're ready. We have playdates and things too, and while most of these things can still happen on those days, the timeline will be totally blown. Jordan always leaves for work about 7:45 and comes home at 5:00, so our day runs from about 8-5. That doesn't change.


Tanya said...

What a cutie Robert is - love the smile pics. The schedule seems pretty reasonable to me. But I know what you mean, is anything really ever scheduled with little kids? Not really but it's always good to try :)

Megan said...

He really is so cute!

Kacie said...

You have such a beautiful family! Robert looks like a sweetie pie.