Homeschooling Day in the Life: Erica, Homeschooling Mom to Three Girls Living in the Midwest
A homeschool day in the life looks different almost every day, right? Over on our Instagram page, we love to give you a peek into lots of homeschool days regardless of how they change day to day.
Today, we’re going to give you a peek into the homeschool day in the life of Erica, homeschooling mom to three girls, living in the Midwest.
We can all learn and be inspired by one another, regardless of our homeschool approach. It’s not about looking good for social media, it’s about the connection going on inside our homeschool walls and sharing with others what works for us.We might all homeschool a little differently, but we can always look for ideas from each other that inspire, encourage and equip us in our own homeschool days. So each week we create blog posts for you to access later of each of those “days in the life”. We hope you keep coming back for more inspiration. Keep going, mama! These days at home are so worth it!
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Erica @faith.and.wonder is a homeschooling mom of three girls, living in the Midwest. She has been married to her husband for 16 years, and has homeschooled her kids since the beginning of their education.
She especially enjoys quiet mornings in her sunroom as their weather allows.
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We start around the table in the middle of our homeschool room. Here we do our collective subjects like, Bible, read aloud, memory work, flashcards, science, etc. I keep all of this stuff in my large cart that I wheel over to my spot every morning.
This time together usually lasts about an hour, sometimes more. After this the girls will move to their individual desks or to another room. Sometimes one will sit outside depending on the weather, and they will start working on their independent work.
We break for lunch around noon.
It’s now 11am and we’re just starting on independent work. We’re about 30 minutes late starting because we went outside for our science lesson today. My youngest daughter had the best time measuring dinosaur’s lengths.
I don’t have certain times we do certain subjects. I’ve tried that in years past but that just causes my girls stress and doesn’t really fit the way I homeschool. As long as they’re working diligently they finish in a reasonable time frame.
We finished school early today. I’m not really sure how since we had many interruptions with phone calls and unexpected company stopping by. It must be because the twins had a short lesson in their writing class today. They were very happy about that. We use IEW and the videos can be quite long some days.
The kitchen is clean, dinner is cooking in the crockpot. I’m going to fold laundry while the girls all have their quiet time in their rooms. During this time they do their independent reading and get their rooms cleaned up.
When my youngest stopped taking a nap I had to come up with a plan to keep my sanity for that 2:00 hump. I am not an extrovert so having someone talk to me every second of the day was exhausting. We started implementing quiet time and it became a time we all looked forward too, especially in the winter. Everyone gets a chance to be alone and then we all come together again to finish the rest of our day.
After quiet time everyone is free to do whatever they want. We have activities twice a week in the evenings. Tonight is church. Thursday is dance for my youngest. I try to be intentional with our days and time because family time is the most important thing to me.
These two stay pretty busy creating all the things. I’m always so grateful they have each other. How cool it must be to be a twin! Their relationship makes me long for a sister but I’m ever so blessed to have three daughters instead.Thanks for following along with our ordinary day at home. You can follow me over @faith.and.wonder where I share about our days, curricula, life, faith and more.
THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ERICA FOR SHARING YOUR FAMILY’S DAY WITH US!
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