The typical day for us while homeschooling was to be together at the kitchen table by 8:30. English was the usual first subject of the day, followed by Saxon Math, piano, history, then whatever coop class or private-teacher class came that day. Physical education happened three days a week at the health club complex near our home, but exercise and movement happened many times throughout a day. Outside activities should be especially important to home-school children, and are also vital for their teachers! How amazing time in the fresh air can be for the pace of a school day.
Activities were part of our children’s lives, including horse-back riding, swimming, biking, and even paintballing. We traveled together, both near and far, and we even incorporated time with family into home-schooling. What knowledge certain family members could bestow with participating in activities together.
One simply wonderful benefit of home-schools is the flexibility aspect. If a learning opportunity affords itself- though perhaps unexpected and unplanned- the home school environment often lends itself to use the moment for more. We did this every day; therefore, there was no typical day!
And, truly, what a school philosophy: Make Each Day Atypical!
This makes for creative, exploring students.
Enjoy and relish the opportunities brought to home-schooling families. Search and seek the atypical in a day. Use the moments for further growth and learning.
Knowledge comes to students in many forms other than books and workbooks. Find them, explore them, and do the atypical!