Last week I posted a schedule of weekly themes and activities that I’m hoping to do with the girls this summer. Since then, I have been trying to work out a daily schedule for us to follow. Here is what I’ve put together for my girls so far.
7:30 A.M. Breakfast
8:00-9:00 A.M. Make beds, get dressed, complete any other chores
9:00-10:00 A.M. Independent work: read books on theme, do writing activity, study memory verse, practice piano
[This is the time in which I would hope to be able to get any of my daily blogging activities accomplished.]
10:00–10:30 A.M. Go over independent work with me, research together on the Internet any questions they may have from their reading
10:30-11:30 A.M. Play outside (weather permitting)
11:30 A.M. Lunch (Girls to help me prepare it)
12:30–1:00 P.M. Work on Spanish or watch video/dvd on that week’s theme 1:00–2:00 P.M. Play inside
2:00-2:40 P.M. Computer time (each girl gets twenty minutes to play games on the computer)
2:45 P.M. Snack
3:00 P.M. Complete any chores left to be done, then free time
I want to get my daughters more involved in helping out in the kitchen this summer, so I hope to have them helping me prepare lunch daily and supper at least several times a week. I like to have the girls in bed no later than 9:00 P.M. even during the summer.
My goal is to be able to keep this schedule consistently at least 3–4 days a week. Monday will be our grocery shopping and library day. I am sure I will have to go out at least one other day each week to complete other errands, but am hoping to combine them all into one trip. We will also want to have friends over here and there, but this is at least a basic outline to get us started and we’ll adjust as needed.
On another topic, as I noted above, I would like to have the girls, especially my older daughter, begin learning Spanish (other then the few words she’s picked up from Dora the Explorer!) I’m going to see what’s available at our library, but if you can recommend any language learning programs, I’d love to hear about them!