It’s not always like this, but our typical days as of late have been sort of project like. We are only covering a few things a day, but we are spending extended time on those things. And that is okay. There is no rule that says we have to cover every subject every day.
Just for fun, I gave each day a name signifying what the main subject area would be.
Math Mania Monday: Yep, you guessed it. A week’s worth of math today.
Technical Tuesday: Technical writing day. Writing is a subject that is difficult for three of my children and a great pleasure to the fourth, so we spend the majority of our energy this day on technical writing.
Wonder Filled Wednesday: Science experiments, science books, and nature study. These lessons tend to be shorter than others, so we have more time to read from our novel.
Throw Back Thursday: History. Not from the 1980’s, but from Way Back in the Old Days. We read some chapters in our History book and discuss them. Easy? Yes. Nearing the end of the week, we are running low on energy.
Free Writing, Fitness, and Fine Arts Friday: This one is pretty self explanatory. It’s mostly fun stuff, but still important to fit into the week. Friday is basically the weekend. Everybody’s brain is checked out. We save the easy and fun stuff for this day.
In addition to the focused lessons, we are also reading together from our Bibles, from The Chronicles of Narnia (I’m so in love with this series), and each child chooses an extra lesson to complete on his or her own. They typically choose Knex building projects (Think gears, moving parts, and lots of physics), Mavis Beacon typing lessons, piano practice, Jumpstart math or spelling games, and the like.
What about you? What do your days look like?