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 Mirley, Charlotte Mason homeschooling mom of three.
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.
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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!
Mirley @agentlehomeschool (pronounced Meer-lay), is currently in her second year of homeschooling her three children. They are a Navy family that moves around quite often. Mirley and her family are currently stationed in California where both she and her husband are originally from. Because of this they are close to family! Mirley homeschools using a variety of Charlotte Mason curriculums.
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Good morning everyone! My name is Mirley (Meer-lay) and I’m so happy to be here in the Learning Well Community.
I want to start off by showing how I start the day. I wake up very slowly and use this time to read my Bible, get ready for the day, and then do some Pilates.
After I finish with this routine, I wake up my children around 8am to start the day.
Around 9am we start school with Morning Time. Our Morning Time consists of daily Bible reading, a beauty loop, and singing. My children love the singing part of Morning Time. I believe it’s their favorite time.
After Morning Time, we take a break where we walk around, stretch, and do some chores. Sometimes (although I haven’t been consistent) I’ll have them do a kids workout video. Our break can last anywhere from 30-60 minutes.
After our break we come back together and have a snack. I usually read to them while they’re eating. Currently we are reading through Little House in the Big Woods.
Core School Work
After our read aloud/ snack time, we do our core school work. We often do school outside, weather permitting. This includes daily math and ELA followed by a loop of geography, history, Spanish, and Science.
At that point, official school is done for the day. My children then play outside for about an hour while I make lunch and do some chores.
After lunch my daughter practices the piano and then it’s quiet time. After quiet time we come back together for tea time.
Around 3pm we have tea time. This consists of any beverage, a biscuit or muffin and a read aloud. I decided this week that instead of reading two chapter books, I’ll read a picture book in the afternoon.
On Fridays we do brush drawing instead of a read aloud.
After tea time, we clean up the home and start dinner.
Our Evening Routine
Good evening! This is my last post for today. I am so thankful to the Learning Well Community for giving me the opportunity to share my day. For this post, I want to share how I end my day.
After dinner we clean up and then I gather the children in one bedroom and read a devotional and poetry. After that we say our goodnight prayers. The children go to bed and then it’s Mami Daddy time.
We have a full day and many times I feel like I’m chasing the clock but I wouldn’t trade it for anything else. I’m so grateful for my husband, children, and the opportunity to homeschool.
Thank you so much to Mirley for sharing your family’s day with us!
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