Getting Back Into a Routine Part II

In my last post, I talked about getting back into a routine, so I thought I would share some of my routines with you.

New Monday Routine

0530 Wake up, make breakfast and lunch for husband

0600 Eat breakfast/read email, plan week

0645 My turn to drive kids to high school

0730 Write/work

0900 Leave for outdoor “Boot Camp”

1045 Drink a green smoothie and do yardwork

1115 Shower, dress, meditate for 25 min

1200 Lunch, work at computer

1430 Leave to pick up daughter, drop off at gymnastics, groceries

1730 Dinner, family time

Not much time for work on Mondays! But Tuesdays are better because I don’t have to drive anywhere except for my “Boot Camp” from 0930-1030. The rest of the time I can be working! My kids help with yardwork on the weekends, but there is so much to do that I’m trying to hit it for just 20 min each day.

Needless to say, routines change regularly with every season because the kids are all doing different things. We have to juggle who gets what car and when, and who drives the non-drivers to their activities.

My nemesis is errands. Errands, driving and shopping are my biggest time wasters. Although, when my kids were little and homeschooling, we put that time to good use listening to audio books in the car. Even then, we were able to do so much more when I was able to consolidate errands and kid stuff to no more than three days a week. That was my goal – spend two whole days a week at home!

Here’s my daughter’s homeschooling routine for last Fall:

Monday

9:30am – 3:00 pm “Trackers” outdoor class (Science)

4:30 – 7:30 pm gymnastics, listen to Spanish in car

Evening – write in journal

Tuesday

9:15 – 10:00 math (pre-algebra)

10:00 – 10:45 history reading

10:45 – 11:00 dictation

11:00 – 11:15 listen to Spanish while making lunch

11:30 – 12:30 watch DVD (geography, history or art) while eating lunch

Afternoon – art, crafts, or architecture

4:30 – 7:30 gymnastics

Evening – reading

Wednesday

9:15 – 10:00 math

10:00 – 10:45 history reading

10:45 – 11:30 copy work and writing

11:30 – 11:45 listen to Spanish while making lunch

11:45 – 12:30 lunch break

Afternoon – chores, then free time

4:30 – 7:30 gymnastics

Evening – reading

Thursday

9:15 – 10:00 math

10:00 – 10:45 history reading

10:45 – 11:00 grammar

11:00 – 11:30 geography quiz/game

11:30 – 11:45 listen to Spanish while making lunch

11:45 – 12: 30 lunch break

Afternoon – work on writing project

4:30 – 7:30 gymnastics

Evening – reading

Friday

“Science Friday”

either field trip, or read a science book with a project, or watch a science DVD

After science is free writing

Movie night

Weekend

Do one more math assignment

I’m not saying we stuck to this schedule, but it gave us something to shoot for. She did a variety of chores throughout the week too, but we were never able to stick to any kind of chore schedule (myself included).

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