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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

TOS Crew Blog Hop "Not Back To School"

Pin It Now! Crew Blog Hop

 I am sure by now you all know I was chosen as a new member of the TOS Homeschool Crew. This is a wonderful group of homeschool bloggers chosen by the TOS Magazine to review curriculum items and post them on the crew blog so that all homeschoolers can gain insight to products that would be fit for homeschooling and some for any family homeschooling or not.
Well this is the 2nd month of the TOS CREW Blog Hop and the theme for this Month is "Not Back To School". Even though it is hosted by the Crew any homeschooler can join us and meet some new blogging homeschool friends.
So here is my post for the Hop

Here is A day in the life of Fresh Start Academy Homeshool

We try very hard to run a smooth schedule for all of our sakes, it is flexible within certain limits but we try to finish by Noon everyday. We also will not be doing school on Thursdays come the end of September as that is when our Co-Op starts and we will be in classrooms all afternoon so we use the mornings to chill and do errands since that is also Daddy's payday. We also treat ourselves to a Lunch out on our way to Enrich, our Co-Op. We try to find some where new each week to eat at, now new to us necessarily but new in the fact we do not like to eat the same thing each week. We try to be adventurous.



The rest of our days are spent as such









Take my hubby to work at 6 AM which means leaving the house by 530 AM sometimes they throw a curve at us and he has to be there at 4 AM or 5 AM if this is the case I come home and go back to sleep for a bit, but on average he starts at 6 so I come home and get my computer time in facebook,blogging,online banking, or posting new reviews and or giveaways. Or I may read a book in peace and quiet until the house starts stirring.



My oldest son Nick gets up at 6:45 to get ready to head off to the Public School. He is in 10th grade at the High School this year.



Then at 7:20 I drive him to school since it is a little farther away than the Middle School.



By the time I return home the boys are up and working on their morning chores, sweeping the kitchen, making sure the dining room table is clear of anything that does not belong, vacuuming the living room and hallway. Making sure their bedroom is tidy, floor picked up, laundry in the hamper, and beds made. Also the bathroom gets a once over to make sure things are in their proper places, laundry, shower towels, and toiletries. They also take their medicine before the start of school. Breakfast is usually eaten in our School Room.



We start school usually at 8 AM



8 AM Bible and Prayer and our daily devotional.



830 AM Writing/Newspaper project



900 Social Studies



930 Math



1000 Lapbooking project



1030 Science



1100 Language Arts/Reading 15 minutes on a grammar lesson and 15 minutes silent reading



1130 Music/Art



Noon Lunch


The above times may be altered slightly depending on what we are working on that day. The boys also have 30 minutes of silent reading and 30 minutes of research on the computer each day that they can do at their leisure. Computer research is used to find information about an approved topic that they will be lapbooking about. A new topic will be picked every month at the beginning and it will be due at the end of that month.



We are also starting a School Newspaper this year and that will be a big part of our Writing and Language Arts studies.




After Lunch we leave to go do errands, pick up Daddy at work, pick up Nick at school and anything else that needs to be done like Dr Appts. and such. Then it is home for Nick to do his homework, Dinner to be started and family activities. Such as Youth Group/Church on Wednesdays and anything else that may come up. They also have time to socialize with their friends,in by 730PM then it is shower and bed time by 10 PM.



We do go to the Library every Monday and Enrich every Thursday. We try to do one field trip every other week either on Tuesdays or Wednesdays if possible. I try to make the field trips tie into our studies as much as possible.


So there you have it a Day in the Life of Fresh Start Academy Students


















4 thoughts shared:

Lora @ my blessed life said...

Sounds like you've got a full schedule in the mornings! I am not a natural morning person, so we start closer to 9-9:30. But so far, so good this year. We've been getting done in a timely way:)

Thanks for dropping by from the hop! I'm following you now!

Heather @ Marine Corps Nomads said...

How fun! A school newspaper! I miss being able to go out and be adventurous with food. Prior to needing to go gluten free, we always enjoyed trying new food and restaurants wherever we went.

Our Village is a Little Different said...

I'm stopping by from the blog hop.

I love reading about other people's school days. How neat that you'll be making a school newspaper!
-Catherine

TIFFANY said...

I am impressed that you guys get started by 8am. We are late sleepers. I usually don't have more than one child up by 8am. We try to start by 9:30 but it's usually closer to 10. That's part of what I love about homeschooling. We can make our schedule fit our needs.

Stopping by and following from the TOS blog hop.