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Friday, August 22, 2008

Gardening & Homeschooling

Sorry, Amity....the only thing I have to show for my garden this year is tomatoes...tried to post a picture, but blogger wasn't cooperating.

My tomato varieties are:
green zebra stripe tomatoes (heirloom), hillbilly tomatoes (heirloom red & orange tomato), celebrity, early girl, grape & Roma tomatoes....


Although I was digging up a section (a very large section) last week by hand and planting some other things that may not come up...we'll see. I also dug up another section of my "secret garden" by hand that I plan to plant peas, broccoli, cauliflower & cabbage in.

Then once Saturday gets here, or later today, I will be planting my mesclun (lettuces), spinach, carrots, beets & possibly peas in my herb garden (in the "secret garden").


And here it is....an official, trying to make it work, Daily School Schedule for 5 homeschooling children.


NOTE: In order for me to get ready for the day, I am rising at 5:30 a.m. every morning (except Saturday).


Daily School Schedule (times may vary)

Monday

¨ Bible (Proverb corresponding w/date; 8:00)

¨ Next Lesson in Math (9:00 – 9:45 boys; 9:45 – 10:15 girls)

¨ History / Social Studies (Group Lesson—10:15 – 10:45)

¨ Spelling (Write spelling words; 9:45-10:15)

¨ Penmanship (9:00 – 9:45 girls; 9:45 – 10:15 boys)

¨ English (10:45 – 11:15 older children; learning nouns & verbs with girls)

¨ Reading/Phonics (11:15 – 11:45)

¨ P.E. (11:45 – lunchtime; bicycles)

Tuesday

¨ Bible (Proverb corresponding w/date; 8:00)

¨ Next Lesson in Math (9:00 – 9:45 boys; 9:45 – 10:15 girls)

¨ Science (Group Lesson—10:15 – 10:45)

¨ Spelling (Write spelling words; 9:45-10:15 boys)

¨ Penmanship (9:00 – 9:45 girls; 9:45 – 10:15 boys)

¨ English (10:45 – 11:15 older children; learning nouns & verbs with girls)

¨ Reading/Phonics (11:15 – 11:45)

¨ P.E. (11:45 – lunchtime; free play)

Wednesday

¨ Bible (Proverb corresponding w/date; 8:00)

¨ Next Lesson in Math (9:00 – 9:45 boys; 9:45 – 10:15 girls)

¨ History / Social Studies (Group Lesson—10:15 – 10:45)

¨ Spelling (Write spelling words; 9:45-10:15 boys)

¨ Penmanship (9:00 – 9:45 girls; 9:45 – 10:15 boys)

¨ English (10:45 – 11:15 older children; learning nouns & verbs with girls)

¨ Reading/Phonics (11:15 – 11:45)

¨ P.E. (11:45 – lunchtime; rules/team sports)

Thursday

¨ Bible (Proverb corresponding w/date; 8:00)

¨ Next Lesson in Math (9:00 – 9:45 boys; 9:45 – 10:15 girls)

¨ Science (Group Lesson—10:15 – 10:45)

¨ Spelling (Write spelling words; 9:45-10:15 boys)

¨ Penmanship (9:00 – 9:45 girls; 9:45 – 10:15 boys)

¨ English (10:45 – 11:15 older children; learning nouns & verbs with girls)

¨ Reading/Phonics (11:15 – 11:45)

¨ P.E. (11:45 – lunchtime; free play)

Friday

¨ Bible/Music starting 2nd wk (Proverb corresponding w/date; 8:00)

¨ Spelling Test (9:00-9:15 boys)

¨ Next Lesson in Math (9:15 – 9:45 boys; 9:45 – 10:15 girls)

¨ Art (Group Lesson—10:15 – 10:45)

¨ Penmanship (9:00 – 9:45 girls; 9:45 – 10:15 boys)

¨ English (10:45 – 11:15 older children; learning nouns & verbs with girls)

¨ Reading/Phonics (11:15 – 11:30)

¨ Health (starting 2nd wk)/P.E. (11:30 – lunchtime; health lesson then endurance training)

4 comments:

His Tender Mercies said...

It's funny the only thing that didn't do well in our garden was the tomatoes! This is our 3rd summer in this house & we have yet to grow a good tomato. Well we do get cherry tomatoes, but not a regular slicing or roma tomato.

I'm not going to even bother writing out my homeschool schedule yet. I have some planned in my mind but I know they will probably need to be changed several times before it works for us : )

His Tender Mercies said...

It's funny the only thing that didn't do well in our garden was the tomatoes! This is our 3rd summer in this house & we have yet to grow a good tomato. Well we do get cherry tomatoes, but not a regular slicing or roma tomato.

I'm not going to even bother writing out my homeschool schedule yet. I have some planned in my mind but I know they will probably need to be changed several times before it works for us : )

Amity said...

I love tomatoes,especially heirloom ones...YUM!!

BellaMama said...

I wanted to thank you for posting your school schedule!! It really helped me alot & we're in the midst of a wonderful first week of school!!

Blessings,
Mrs. C.