Here’s a look at the Day in the Life of Rose, mama of three, homeschooling her youngest with special needs and helping her to gain confidence in herself once again. At Learning Well, we understand that homeschooling doesn’t look the same for all of us. We understand it doesn’t have to either for us to learn and glean good things from each other. Each Wednesday, on our Instagram feed, we feature a new homeschool mama to take over the feed and show us what her day looks like.
Some of us homeschool for religious reasons and that inspires our homeschool days. Some of us homeschool from the road and never do school in the same place twice. We might have been homeschooling for years and years. Or we may have just begun our journeys. We understand that those details don’t really matter though. The common thread that binds us all together is our desires to educate our children differently.
We might all homeschool 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!
Rose, our featured homeschool mama of the week is from the UK and homeschools one daughter. I love it when we get to feature families from across the pond!
Rose is married to her husband, Paul, and they have been together for 18 years. Rose has three daughters, ages 15, 13 and 9. Her older two daughters attend public school and she homeschools her youngest, Honey.
Honey has special needs and they decided to take her out of school two years ago at age 7 to homeschool her. They felt that giving her the one on one time she needed would help her to gain confidence in herself again,
and it really has helped her tremendously!
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Rose and her family live in the UK by the seaside. She love the weekends and holidays and spending family time together. She also looks after her niece a couple of days a week as well.
Starting the Day With Reading
Good morning everyone! We always start the day with reading and Honey is just deciding what book to choose!
If you’re looking for some good book suggestions, check out this post on some of our favorite read alouds.
Our Morning Routine
These are the four things we do every morning without fail–reading, spelling, Toe by Toe, and times tables. Honey is currently learning the 7x tables. We normally work on 5 different spellings per week unless they are really tricky, and then we may work on the same 5 for a couple of weeks. Honey loves doing them on the whiteboard, although she also likes to write them with play dough, her magnetic board or just with her pencil! Whatever keeps her interested is what we use!
A Morning Study on Healthy Eating
We have just started a project on healthy eating and the body. Honey will work on this for most of the morning with my help for some of it!
Time For a Break
After our morning studies, it’s time for a break, so we walk our dog before settling down for some lunch! These colorful little buildings are beach huts that people use to keep their seaside bits in. Some of them even have small kitchens in them!
Lunch & Afternoon Clubs
Once we are home, Honey likes to help prepare the lunch. We keep our mornings quite structured at home but our afternoons are free for Honey’s homeschool clubs. She is involved in music, gymnastics, yoga and bowling. On Saturdays she attends stage school, and today she went swimming.
The Evening Routine
Once our afternoon homeschool clubs are done, my older daughters are usually home from school, and we all sit down to have dinner together and chat about our days. At bedtime we read aloud again. We are currently reading Diary of a Wimpy Kid! Thank you for following along with us today!
Thank you so much to Rose for sharing your family’s day with us!
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