Se7en’s School Day – A Photo Tour…

I often get asked what a day in the life of our Homeschool looks like, so I thought I would give you a photo tour. This year we have five scholars in five grades: Grade 7, Grade 5, Grade 3, Grade 1, and Grade K. So our school day begins with five piles of books that each student needs to get through:


And then reading on the couch as we get through everyone’s Bible, history, science and if there is time readers and read alouds.


As soon as you can you read your own. I am there to help anyone who gets stuck… and read to the little ones who aren’t yet up to reading speed.


Then a couple of chores and breakfast…


Followed by workbooks at the kitchen table. Everyone works from easiest to hardest and I start with the youngest person and work through with him until I am finished and then I move on up the line. I usually start the older guys with their art or writing project for the day, it gives me a bit of time to get done with the smaller ones before the older ones need me.


Once the little guys are finished their bookwork I give them their art project of the day…


And then I settle down for some workbooks with the big guys.


By the time someone needs help I am usually finished with the person below them… They can and do ask for help anytime but mostly they just need encouragement or policing depending on the day!!! And the big question that everyone asks: “What do the little ones do, while you are schooling?” They entertain themselves, either joining us at the table to draw or off to read and play.


If you are hood #8 you find a pair of willing arms!!!


Music practice for relevant musicians and quick tidy up for everyone else:


Then it’s lunch…


After lunch it’s rests and books. Any reading from the book piles that didn’t get read in the first session usually gets done at this stage.


Followed by whatever anyone wants to do… play, project, friends, whatever. And that’s when I usually do our poetry, recipe, craft or science for the week with them.




Then we have an hour-ish of exercise before supper…


And any reading that folk might want to sneak ahead gets added in at bedtime…


That’s it a day in the life of our homeschool. I was surprised when I did this post how much reading goes on around here!!!

This Post was hammered out as part of The Thirty Minute Mom’s Challenge at Steady Mom. The photographs were taken from my flickr pool, so didn’t need load up time.

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12 Replies to “Se7en’s School Day – A Photo Tour…”

  1. I love this! I’ve wondered sometimes what it looks like when families aren’t just balancing many kids, but many kids SCHOOLING at the same time (right now my youngest two are just along for the ride lol)

    Thanks for all the great photos – I love coming to this blog. I just never know what cool things you’ll share 🙂

    Best Wishes!

  2. Hi K, It is so nice of you to stop by and make my day!!! Any time you want to comment be my guest!!! A lot of people ask what activities I do with my little ones during school time and I have to say they are so busy learning from living they wouldn’t have tome for special activities!!! You have a great week yourself!!!

  3. I really enjoyed this. I also have 5 grades going in my home school this year. I don’t use Sonlight as a package but I’ve ordered quite a few books from them over the years. They have wonderful things!
    I’m curious what time your kids get up in order to get school work done before breakfast?

    I have to admit to being a bit envious of the beach photos- our nearest beach is a day’s drive away.

  4. Hi S, No I’m not cracking the whip at 5 am!!! The first one up is usually about 7:30 and then a following of footprints in quick succession… we usually read till about 8:30 when the last little person arises!!! I know – just not morning people (what can I say their mother blogs half the night away). We have breakfast by nine and then get going with workbooks. As for the beach, on our doorstep literally and I confess to taking it for granted!!! – I am trying to get there a couple of times a week – it really is the safest place around here for the kids to run free and play. Have a good week!!!

  5. This post amazes me. I thought I had gotten to what was going to be the end of the day, and it was only lunchtime. I truly do not understand how you manage to squeeze it all in during a single day, much less have time to plan each individual lesson plan. Nice work, mama!

  6. Hi J, I think it might be that so many little people are busy that it looks like I am a whole lot busier than I am !!! Thanks for stopping by. Have a good week!!!

  7. Amazing! Like clockwork! Maybe I should send mine to your house… much more structure! 🙂 Keep up the great work!

  8. Hay K, So nice to hear from you!!! May Friday come… I am not up to their speed yet!!! Hope you guys had a good break!!!

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