Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A Day in Our Life

With the start of the school year comes a more structured routine for everyone. This is what the day looks like for the children.* Other than bus times, it hasn't changed much from our routine last spring.

  • Morning Routine
    • Wake up
    • Change into clothes
    • Breakfast
    • Brush Teeth
  • (7:25) School Bus
  • Free Play while Mama completes her morning routine
  • Clean up toys
  • Red Room School
    • prayer
    • calendar
    • phonemic awareness
    • table work
    • free choice mat work (increasingly Montessori in format)
  • Snack
  • Morning Activity
    • Monday: errands
    • Tuesday: house cleaning
    • Wednesday: library/playground/picnic
    • Thursday: visit
    • Friday: house cleaning
  • Lunch
  • After-lunch clean-up
    • bus table
    • (1 child) wipe placemats
    • (1 child) put stray items away
    • (Cousin P) go in for nap
  • Art Project (frequently superseded by Morning Activity on Monday, Wednesday & Thursday)
  • Potty/brush teeth
  • Quiet Time
    • {Girls stay in room with books/quiet toys}
    • {Mama's free time}
      • 5 minute pick up
      • 15 minutes on computer (email, blogs, news, write blog)
      • fold laundry
      • household projects
    • put laundry away in bedrooms / set out tomorrow's clothes
  • (3:02) School Bus
  • Snack
  • Play Outside
  • (4:30-5pm) Cousins depart
  • Television or indoor play while Mama prepares dinner
  • Dinner
  • Evening Routine
    • bus table
    • (Agent 002) shower or bath / (Agent 004) play with Papa
    • (Agent 004) shower or bath / (Agent 002) play with Papa
    • Bedtime Book Club
    • {Mama tidies house}
Next task? Put this into a format that my non-readers can refer to.
*Agent 002 is at school between the two designated bus times, and thus scheduled items between those two points do not apply to him. The Cousins arrive dressed, but do eat breakfast at our house.


Katie @ 3 Blondes and a Redhead said...

Thanks for sharing this...I love seeing how other people's routines work for them and "borrowing" some of their ideas for our home!

Jen said...

I really, really wish that I could stick to a routine like this.

My little one is still rather unpredictable, but I still think that perhaps I would have trouble.


You have my admiration!

Totallyscrappy said...

It is very helpful to see what makes other households "tick".
Keep up all that hard work!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing. It gives me some ideas...I know for HS to work we need a schedule