Our days flex, depending on our volunteering schedule. My middle-schooler works well independently, but still needs me close by. On a day like today, where we are doing school all day, it typically looks like this:
5:30 to 8:00 - I wake up, make coffee, shower, pack Mainedad’s lunch, throw in some laundry, read my Bible, tidy the kitchen, check my planner, read email, and make breakfast for the guys.
8:00 to 8:30 - everyone is up. My son is NOT a morning person. I try to give him a slow start to his school day, so we usually watch some sort of educational program while he eats breakfast. Right now we are loving the YouTube channel on our Roku - free full-length BBC documentaries? Yes, please!
8:30 to 12:00 is school time. I give my son a list of what needs to be done, and he chooses in what order to complete the work. He does Math, Reading Comprehension, and Writing daily, and he does World History and Science on alternating days. Electives are sprinkled through the week, and I incorporate Handwriting and Spelling into all of his other classes.
12:00 to 2:00 is a break. We eat lunch, finish watching our program from the morning, run errands, take a walk or a bike ride, or (some days) crash for a nap.
2:00 to 4:00 is school time, though it doesn’t always take this long. Whenever the school work is done, my son can play outside or free read, or play a computer game until it it time for dinner.
Our evenings vary. We eat together as a family, clean up the kitchen, and finish up with the days chores. We have family worship time, and we try to get outside for a bit. We have a telescope, which is fun! We try to be in bed by 10 or 11, because tomorrow comes early!