Homeschool Day in the Life: Paige, Mom of three, Homeschooling in Canada
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 Paige, homeschool mom of three littles, who loves allowing her kids to follow their passions.
Regardless of our homeschool approach, how long we’ve been homeschooling, or how old our kids are, we can all learn and be inspired by one another. 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!
Paige (@onthecovehomeschool) lives on the east coast of Canada on the Bay of Fundy. She loves studying the Word, baking with her kids, planning and organizing, playing team sports of any kind, and knitting! Paige describes their homeschool as light, with a modge podge of different resources that work for them. She gives their days lots of space to ebb and flow naturally with their learning, and just enough anchor within their daily rhythm to structure it out, but not too tightly. If they read something that sparks their interest, they stop and follow that lead!
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Starting the Morning Slow
Good Morning Learning Well community! We are so thankful to get this opportunity to share our day with you all. We started our morning really slow. My littlest is away for the morning with Daddy at a doctor’s appointment so it’s just the three of us.
I took some time to fill out our schedule for the week (as I haven’t done it yet ??) while the kids did some table top activities. My son did some calendar work and my oldest painted. I laid out our morning time books and will do our morning time at the table today?
What we include in our Morning Time:
•monthly poem to memorize
•weekly story and nursery rhyme
•daily math sheet
And one loop subject. Today’s loop subject was Canadian history.
Here is what makes up our morning time together, excluding math and our loop subject. Now onto Language Arts before we stop for lunch!
Schooling Multiple Ages
Since I have three kids all in different grades (preK, gr.1, gr.4) I have found it the easiest to do one on one with one child, while the other child plays with my preschooler. Then we switch.
My littlest likes to do her preschool stuff first thing so that is why her preK work is mixed in with our morning time together.
Today was a bit different as my littlest was not here so my oldest worked independently on her language arts at the table while B worked here on the floor with me.
Following A Passion
We finished up our school day with History. I am so proud of their hard work and determination on their school projects. This one was not apart of the curriculum we follow, but the kids have taken such an interest in vikings that we really wanted to stop and dive deeper into it.
I like to use curriculum as a spine, where we use it, find an interest, and the kids take off with their own studies, thoughts and readings about the topic they find intriguing. Then as it fades away (it could be a day or even months) we drift back to the next reading in the curriculum.
Ending our Day Right Where We Began
Ending our evening right where we began this morning, over a warm meal and chatter of our highs and lows from the past day.??️
We have a schoolroom but for some reason we are always drawn to work here. A table that holds so many memories for our family. Memories of school work, read alouds, painting and messy science experiments. Memories of glowing lights and warm meals. Memories full of laughter, crying, silly questions, serious questions and everything in-between.
Thankful for this little spot in our home. And thankful for everyone who followed along today.
Thank you so much to Paige for sharing your family’s day with us!
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