schedule? and little ones

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  1. beautifulfreak

    beautifulfreak Sr. Entropy Control Spec.

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    DO you have a schedule at all? DO you make your kids get up at a certain time and go to bed at a certain time?

    My 8 yr old is a night owl and has a really hard time getting up before 11 really. But this cuts a huge chunk of the day out. When I force him to get up earlier at lets day 8:30 no one is happy and he is miserable to deal with. I like them to all be in bed by 9 for my own sanity but that does not always work out so well.. I then thought well that's the beauty of home schooling is you don't have to be anywhere or up at a certain time... Still having a hard time in this area..

    Then the almost 4 yr old and the 2 year old are total terrors when I am trying to do school with the olders. How do you do it? Tips suggestions?
  2. TeriMomOf4

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    They do have bedtimes here. 8:00...although they are usually awake much later. We don't really make a big deal out of that unless they are still awake at 10:00, then we ask them to turn the lights out.
    I don't get them up in the morning, but they have never slept past 8:00 or so. Usually they are up between 7:30 and 8:00.
    I don't have really younger kids, so I can't speak to that part of your issue though. :p Do the youngers take naps?
  3. beautifulfreak

    beautifulfreak Sr. Entropy Control Spec.

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    also referring to HS schedule here. Do you just do it whenever everyday or do you do it at random times.

    I have decided on a for sure I am going to do school year round with 6 weeks sessions and then 1 week for catch up for anyone who needs it and 1 week total break. I have such trouble getting them back on task just from not doing school Sun and Mon that it wears me out. I really want to make this work I am trying so hard but always feel like I am failing. I am my own worst enemy.

    The 2 yr old does take about a 1.5 hr nap at 1 PM
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    We do school in the mornings, somewhere between 9 and 12. Then when Libby is at her reading class at SR (four days a week) we do our literature work.
    In the mornings, we do math, practice percussion (Joseph), science/social studies and any experiments or projects.
    This morning though, we straightened up the upstairs and we are on our way to see The Spy Next Door. :lol:
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    We are having scheduling issues and dh and I were just discussing this today. I am juggling the boys trying to get everyones math and language arts done.

    What we talked about and are going to try next week is this.

    J is usually up first in the morning (because we are using melatonin) and so I will make sure he has breakfast and is dressed and then around 9, I will start his work and he will get the first hour. So we will do his reading, math, explode the code and handwriting. Then I will let him get on the computer to do clicknread and I am going to try to find an online math game for him.

    Around 10, I will start G and E with their work all language arts and math. Anything I need to help them with or give instruction.

    Then we will do geography and science and missionary stories will be in the afternoon or at night.

    I am also going to give them time on the computer for educational games, just not sure what yet.
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    I have a night owl too and I have a 1 year old who is always into everything.:)

    We don't follow any schedule. Even though I personally like a schedule or routine, the rest of my family does horrible with it. So, I let my kids sleep when they want and however long they want.

    We're unschoolers, but my ds and I work on projects together, reading, games, etc, which can be hard to focus on sometimes with the little guy around. I try to wait until he is napping or sleeping for the night for some things. Sometimes I put him the highchair and give him a snack to keep him quiet for a few minutes. Can they watch tv for 30 minutes? I've heard some people say they keep a box of toys specifically for playing with during "school time".

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