It’s that time again. Tomorrow we begin our 20th year of home schooling. That makes me sound a lot older than I really am. Although, since Danny and I just celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary, I guess we are as old as it sounds. This year, I have 3 students. We just married off our second son and we have one in college. That leaves us with Timothy — 15 years old, Jonathan — 10 years old and Benjamin — 8 years old. I have worked out schedules for us that will hopefully allow us to get all we need to get done at home in 3 1/2 hours. Every afternoon except Friday we have somewhere to be after lunch so we don’t get to enjoy relaxing reading times or craft times at our house.
On Mondays, either Danny or I have to be out the door with Timothy at 2:30. He has a cello lesson, a youth orchestra rehearsal and an Orchestra of the Pines rehearsal that night. He should be in Nacogdoches about 6 hours. Since he’s got so much music that day, his schedule is light that morning. He can spend extra time practicing or catching up on anything he might be needing to work on.
Tuesdays is co-op day. This year, the co-op meets just down the street. That will not only be nice because we don’t have to leave so early but if we forget anything we can just run home and get it. Our co-op starts at 1:00 and ends at 5:00. The kids study Latin or Spanish, Shakespeare (Macbeth), Roman History or Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Music (I teach this one — acapella, shaped notes, hymns, folk songs, patriotic songs — lots of fun) and art (appreciation and application).
Wednesday is orchestra day. There are 3 orchestras this year so I’ll be busy from 12:30-5:00. I think I’ll have about 13 in each orchestra. I never know for sure until the first day arrives. This too is down the street.
Thursday I teach violin lessons from 1-5:30. Danny and Timothy go to Mr Morgan’s to work on making their instruments (a cello for Timothy and a violin for Danny). They are usually there from 1:30-4:30.
Friday, we don’t have anything specific planned after lunch. :) :) :)
Below are the boys schedules. I always like to see how others schedule their days so I thought I’d share ours.