We do not homeschool Monday-Friday from 8 am to 3 pm.
None of our learning is forced. I keep it as stress-free as possible- for them and me.
Obviously there is a certain amount of structure, but with boys our homeschool schedule does not always go as planned.
We homeschool for 2-3 hours a day most of the time.
Sometimes we start at 10:00 am. Sometimes it is 4:00 in the afternoon before school work occurs. We have even done homeschool “after dark”.
Sometimes we skip school work on a Tuesday or a Wednesday and make a visit to our friends who live in the country.
My kids play with their chickens and goats and later spend the entire drive home begging to move to the country.
And then we do homeschool work on a Saturday afternoon instead. It literally depends on what is going on each day and each week.
Today was a Saturday that we did school work and we honestly got more done today than we have in one given day in a while.
But in between it all, they needed a break after an hour or so. I agreed.
Nick and Luke made these paper roads out of my computer paper and a black marker while they took their “break”.
They connected multiple sheets together to build a large city road.
Creative and awesome. Great team work, too!
Just remember, everyone homeschools differently.
I keep thinking over and over again what I read on a fellow Texas homeschool mom blog recently. Our kids do not have to put pencil to paper each day.
Personally, I think public school has trained our minds to believe differently…
And this evening we enjoy sugary treats from our local bakery for all of our hard work. Half of the cupcakes were gone by the time I took this photo.
Cookies shaped like full moons, witches on brooms, ghosts and cats.
So very festive!
I have two Halloween crafts to share with you in the next few days. Some super cute printable lunch box notes and a Hershey’s Kiss goodie!
(All pictures today are those I have taken and shared on my Instagram profile. Cool editing options and so easy to use! )
Have an awesome Saturday evening.