Well, I had this great Managers of Their Homes schedule all figured out. It really looked good on paper... But, it didn't live out in real life. Either our breakfast ran late or preschool ran over or we didn't use the whole 30 min for science. No matter what it was, it was never done at the "allotted" time. Did it matter...no. Not exactly. But, my goals seem much more attainable with routines and a list for a morning block and an afternoon block. No more looking at the clock, except to know when to start lunch. Maybe later when I have multiple kids in school will 30 min increment works, but for now this will do better. So, here is my revised block schedule with similar goals to my now "old" MOTH schedule that I listed here:
Shower and devotions for Mommy
Breakfast/Vitamins, Preschool Bible Story read, Clean up/Helping Habits
Brush Teeth, Calendar/Rules, Pledge, ABC Bible Verse review
Preschool Time with Brynnan
Bible and Character Training
Book Basket for History
Outside play time or Nature Walk
Helping Habits/Tidy house
Lunch and Read Aloud
Patriotic song review
Bob Books/Reading Instruction
All About Spelling
What is nice is that our school does not take the full 2-2.5hr blocks. It's laid back. So, if I want to do bible and character training and then take a break to catch up on the dishes, I can. Well, as long as my kids are willing to take a break from school! This schedule will go more smoothly with a new baby, too. I have more of a checklist to get done before lunch and before dinner. And, it also allows for spontaneous teaching and play.
So, here we go again...another change of plans. I'm finding out this homeschooling thing is not as easy as I thought to create a routine and plan and stick with it. I already have curriculum changes for next year, organizational changes daily and now schedule revamps, and I'm only a few weeks into school! How much more will a new baby flip over my whole world?!