School Day

6 am, Emma wakes up early because of time change. The bathroom door wakes up Micah and subsequently me. Bryan has been up for close to an hour doing app stuff or just messing around on the computer. I have no idea which. We’ll say the first one, though, just to make him seem more awesome.

During this hour, I feed Micah, Bryan comes up to shower and get ready for work, Emma gets dressed.

7 am, Bryan leaves to catch the bus after hugs and kisses from Emma, Micah, and I. I go to change a poopy Micah while Emma works on her chore pack for the morning. Hannah gets up around 7:15. I send her to start getting ready while I get Micah dressed for the day. Around 7:30, I tell the girls to hurry up so I can get a shower before 8. At 7:40, Emma is done with breakfast so I can take a shower and get dressed.

8 am, The girls start reading their Bibles. Emma is studying Ephesians for National Bible Bee, so she takes the whole half hour to study.

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Somewhere in here, I finish making my bed and collecting dirty clothes, so I go and feed Micah some oatmeal and applesauce with cinnamon for breakfast. He eats pretty quickly, so I toss down some Cheerios and spend 5-10 minutes doing some work in the kitchen.

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Micah and I come up around 8:30, and the girls have started on their morning memory work. This is the time that they review their memory work for the week for Classical Conversations and Bible Quizzing. Sometimes, it gets a little crazy, but they are learning, so we go with it.

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9 am, This is when they start the bulk of their school work for the day. Emma started by learning and reviewing her verses for National Bible Bee. During this month, I am letting her do half lessons of math each day to give her more time to study. Normally, she would be doing math. Hannah starts on her math. Around 9:30, Micah goes down for nap, and we keep working on school work.
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10 am, I help Hannah with spelling, and Emma with math. Around 10:30, Micah fusses. I hurry to try to get a few more things done with the girls, and he settles back down. I finish helping them, and finally get a load started in the wash around 10:45. I start working on this post.
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image11 am, Time to help Emma with her English and her writing. Before I can finish, Micah is up, and I go and feed him. While I feed him, Hannah does her piano. Emma starts piano as I come out with Micah. Hannah is done with her morning work, so she finds a book to read. I settle in to work on editing Emma’s paper. It’s good, I just have a few suggestions to improve flow.
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12:15, Done with writing stuff. I head down to make some quesadillas for lunch. We eat and I read history. I start reading science while I feed Micah, and we cleared our dishes. After Micah finished eating, we come upstairs while I finish reading science and read a chapter of Anne of Green Gables.
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2:00 The girls have cleared to various areas of the house to read. I change Micah and put him down for nap.

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Start the second load of laundry for the day. I make myself a chai latte and get ready for Bible time.
imageFirst, I check in on Hannah and remind her to spend some time reading her school book (she’s quietly playing in the guest room which I don’t mind since she’s already read 30 minutes today earlier, but I want her to read some school book first). I read my Bible and journal, then I check my phone and think about doing some sewing or making a Thanksgiving picture for recording things we’re thankful for. But, the dryer is done, and Emma asks if she can have a snack before chores.

3:00 I go upstairs to fold clothes, but someone uses the bathroom and Micah is up, so I go and nurse him after hanging up Bryan’s dress shirts. Everything else is just going to get a little wrinkly, but no one ever seems to notice wrinkly onesies, so it will be OK. Feed, change, get the girls started on exercise for the day (It’s the Wii today since it’s raining). Go downstairs with Micah to check out their progress.
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4:20, Have the girls go upstairs to clear their desks before playing. This is mostly so that I can double check and make sure they have completed their school work. They finish cleaning and go play downstairs. Micah and I sit and blog a bit before finishing laundry and trying to sort through the “what’s for dinner” question since I didn’t meal plan before shopping this week. There’s plenty of food, I just need to figure out what will be semi quick and easy since we have a webinar for Bible Bee at 6:30 tonight. And that’s a normal Monday, Tuesday, or Friday school day. Wednesdays, we are at Classical Conversations from 8:30 am when we open the church to 3:30 pm when we close it. Thursdays, the girls have piano lessons and choir in the afternoon, so the morning is the same, but the afternoon is filled with music 🙂

So what did you do all day?

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Amie

About Amie

Hi! I'm Amie. Bryan's wife. Joyful mother to three. Homeschool teacher. Seamstress. Kitchen experimenter. Trying to figure out this thing of being a disciple of Christ.
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  • Ricky Anderson

    I went to work.

  • http://www.logan.cc/blog Amie

    I bet it would look a lot more exciting if you broke it out like this although there would probably be fewer poopy diapers.

  • Betty Draper

    Amie…am impressed at the level of skills required to mother children, be a wife, homeschool, and still find a few minutes to read your bible. In all those you are being a spiritual wise woman. I have never homeschooled but have prayed with many woman who live in the jungles in Papua New Guinea as they do all you do in a remote location. Those homeschool days will pass, they leave for college and then find a mate and you watch them struggle with being a disciple of Christ. But for now, try and find some time to breathe in all the goodness God has given you in those lovely children, poopy diapers and all.

  • http://www.logan.cc/blog Amie

    Betty, thanks for your encouragement. It’s a busy life for a mom wherever you are, but it is good to be needed. We still manage to find a lot of time to enjoy each other and smile. I am so blessed to be able to be home with them and hear all their stories and share their excitement with learning. I appreciate getting to answer all of those spiritual questions they have even at this young age. I could take a few less poopy diapers 🙂 but I suppose it’s all a package deal. I am very thankful, though, that I am at a place where I am able to have that quiet time to read and pray. It really makes all the difference in a day.