What does a normal day look like for us? I don’t think there are any “normal days” for us. They vary from day to day depending on me, the kids, or what’s happening that day. We tried going by a schedule but I completely suck at following my own schedule.
So some days are like this:
Then some days are like this:
This week’s work looked like this:
Monday – spelling out loud, wrote spelling words 5x each, math (mental division such as 36÷6, 360÷6, 3600÷6), cursive practice, walked/jogged on treadmill, and wrote a short story in his journal.
Tuesday – spelling out loud, wrote some of the bigger words 5x each, introduced long division (he was a bit confused), 2 pages of cursive practice, covered capitalization and punctuation in English, walked/jogged on treadmill, and visited with grandparents.
Wednesday – spelling out loud, put spelling words in alpha order, cursive practice, long division practice (was still a bit confused), visited with his great-grandmother and cousins, celebrated his brother’s 3rd birthday with us and grandparents.
Thursday – spelling out loud, more long division practice (it finally clicked!), covered abbreviations in his English, 15-20 minutes of Spanish on Duolingo, watched videos on YouTube about Southeast region of the US (what we previously were reading in his history book), and visited with grandparents.
Friday – spelling test, more long division practice (100%!), cursive practice, finished English work that he started yesterday, reading comprehension/vocabulary test, had to retake the reading comprehension test (anything under a C has to be done over again, he obviously didn’t even read it), 15-20 minutes of Spanish on Duolingo, watched another video about the Southeast region, and watched a Bill Nye episode.
Some days are light and some we try to pile as much as we can into it. So far it seems to be working for us.