Homeschool Day in the Life (with a 7 year old, 5 year old and baby!)

Ever wondered what a homeschool day may look like? Well here is one of ours. No two days in the week ever look exactly the same but there is a general rhythm and flow to our days which you can check out {HERE}. You can also view our previous Day in the Life post from 2019 {HERE}.


5:50 – Baby Boy woke way too early today, but not as early as the previous day so progress! After spending over an hour keeping him quiet in the bedroom we got up at 7am, our usual time to start the day.

7:15 – I headed downstairs and got my workout done whilst the Husby got both Buzz and himself ready for the day. The girls also dressed before breakfast today, which isn’t always the case and then headed downstairs to colour at the table whilst they waited for breakfast.

8:00 – The Husby took care of breakfast today whilst I got myself showered and dressed and then gave Buzz some milk.

8:20 – The Husby then left for work whilst I ate breakfast and tackled chores with the girls. Laundry for Blossom and dishes for Bubbles.

8:45 – I settled Buzz in his cot for his morning nap and then the girls and I sat down for table time. Once Blossom was set up on a piece of work about Jewish festivals I sat down with 5 year old Bubbles to work on some phonics. After this Bubbles did some colouring whilst I helped Blossom with today’s maths lesson – multiplication.

9:25 – Buzz woke from his morning nap as we were finishing up at the table. The girls quickly cleared everything away whilst I got him changed and ready to head out and run some errands.

9:45 – We popped to a couple of shops to gather supplies for lunch and craft projects and Buzz even got to travel sat upright in the trolley for the first time!

10:45 – We were home within the hour and the girls busied themselves with a game whilst I fed their baby brother.

11:00 – We then moved onto our morning basket whilst all snuggled up on the sofa.

Today we covered:

  • Devotions

We read the next chapter in “The Lion Read & Know Bible“, read a biography from one of our devotionals, recorded some gratitudes in our gratitude journal and then said some prayers together.

  • Art Enrichment

Next up was our art enrichment slot and I started with our daily poem from “I Am the Seed“. I then read a poem by our current poet, T.S. Eliot.

  • Main Lesson

Today our main lesson was PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education). We’re learning about the diversity of people within Britain and are currently learning about Judaism, hence Blossom’s earlier piece of work. We watched a few festival clips from Jumping Jerusalem and I read a chapter from our current read aloud, “Ella of All-of-a Kind Family“. This is the last book in the series about a Jewish family living in New York City at the turn of the 20th century. We really enjoy them.

12:00 – I changed and settled Buzz for his lunch time nap and then the girls and I had lunch.

12:45 – Buzz stirred early from his nap resulting in me spending 20 minutes resettling him so he wouldn’t be grumpy for the rest of the afternoon! During this time the girls busied themselves with colouring at the table.

13:10 – I try but don’t always succeed at having a quiet reading time after lunch, but today we managed to do it and I read some more from our current chapter book. There was then a fall out over the wobbel board which resulted in one daughter having a quiet colouring time in the dining room whilst the other had a quiet cuddle time with mummy.

14:30 – I woke Baby Boy from his nap and changed and fed him once again!

15:00 – We worked on a craft project to go towards the girls’ Rainbow badges, decoupaging some milk cartons with left over fabric scraps and turning them into little flower pots to give away. The pots actually turned out pretty well so we were all rather pleased!

15:45 – The girls were now free to play which involved yet more colouring, some time in the garden and playing with toys in the lounge as well as a snack time.

16:45 – The Husby returned from work and we got caught up with chatting, so much so that I was late for Baby Boy’s nap!

17:10 – After a failed attempt to settle an overtired Buzz in his cot for his afternoon cat nap he ended up snoozing on me for 20 minutes.

18:00 – Next up was dinner followed by audio books and sing alongs for the girls, our favourite before bed wind down, which often entertains Baby Boy too.

19:30 – Bedtime for all the kiddos. The Husby tackled the girls and I saw to the Boy.

20:30 – The Husby and I finally got to sit down together for a couple of hours before milk duties called again!


So that’s what our homeschool rhythm looks like in practice right now.

What does your homeschool day look like?

{October Gratitudes}

For 4 sweet months and a boy to play dress up.
For bedtime stories and the big sisters who read them.
For my handsome man and my gorgeous boy.
For sisterly love…
… and brotherly snuggles.
For life on the move.
For something to always be thankful for.

These are some of the inserts from our gratitude journal during October, reminding us that God is good and we are blessed.

What have you been thankful for lately?

{September Gratitudes}

For enchanted learning and first day surprises.
For three years of brave learning and the start of the next chapter.
For this bundle of scrumptiousness and boys that wear pink.
For better late than never and life that finds a way.
For handsome boys and cool bow ties.
For weekly rituals and the newest bake.

These are some of the inserts from our gratitude journal during September, reminding us that God is good and we are blessed.

What have you been thankful for lately?

{August Gratitudes}

For baby love and bedtime hugs.
For my little shield maidens who are fierce and brave and strong.
For summer milestones and finally being on top.
For the power of play and the freedom of childhood.
For motherhood and the friends that capture the moments that shouldn’t be missed.
For another year in the books and the memories that are woven within them.
For sleep, precious sleep.

 

These are some of the inserts from our gratitude journal during August, reminding us that God is good and we are blessed.

What have you been thankful for lately?

{July Gratitudes}

Gratitudes July 2020 | The Open Home
For 8 precious weeks with our sweet boy.
For books of the month and a surprise morning of school.
For morning snuggles with my boy.
For spotty dogs and firm family favourites.
For Milly-Molly-Mandy and Little-Friend-Susan and a childhood full of whimsy and play.
For dates with my daughter and love tanks that are full.

These are some of the inserts from our gratitude journal during July, reminding us that God is good and we are blessed.

What have you been thankful for lately?

{June Gratitudes}

Gratitudes June 2020 | The Open Home
For our sweet new addition.
For island life and the freedom to roam again.
For the paradox of the baby years and life with a view.
For open hearts and a welcoming spirit.
For sisterly love and brotherly bonds.
For cloth bottomed babes and joy on my washing line.

These are the inserts from our gratitude journal during June, reminding us that God is good and we are blessed.

What have you been thankful for lately?

{Dear Daddy}

Dear Daddy 2020 | The Open Home

Dear Daddy Man, I crowned you with this title half a decade ago now and it sure looks set to stay. You know, there are many men out there who are fathers and many more who are also dads, but there will only ever be one Daddy Man like you. You are my first love, my role model, the man I look up to, the man that sets the bar high for all men. Thank you for always having time for me, for inviting me into your quiet space to ponder life and for knowing just how to make me laugh when I’m really trying hard not to!  Lots of love and zoidbergs from your daddy’s girl, Blossom xx

Dearest Daddy, you are my best Daddy! Did you know that? I know I tell you often but today on Father’s Day I just wanted to make sure you really, really knew it. The reason you’re my best Daddy is that although we don’t always see eye to eye, you love me deeply and always know how to make me smile again. Plus you like to go on expeditions, just like me! Sea swimming, bat hunting, sunrise watching and you’re even up for Siberia! Not everyone would be keen on traveling to the coldest city in the world with me just to search for long lost mammoths, but you are and that means a lot. Lots of love and fist pumps from your feisty girl, Bubbles xx

Dear Not Mum, after the initial disappointment that you don’t have fully functioning mammary glands like the Mummy Lady I’ve decided we can in fact still make this father son relationship work. After all, I do appreciate how you jump every time I call and how hard you try to make me smile no matter how much you have to degrade yourself. You are proving to be a loyal and hardworking subject. If only you could learn to speak baby and then I wouldn’t have to tell you three times over that I need my nappy changed, but then I guess it’s not your fault that your brain has shrunk to the size of a puny adult. Oh and thanks for helping me with my wind, we wouldn’t want to offend the ladies of the house with such manly things, it’s good to know you’ve got my back. Your son, Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All (also known as Buzz). 

Dearest Husby, what a difference a year makes!? Last Father’s Day you were truly outnumbered by your ladies and this year you have another wee man fighting in your corner. I wonder what future Father’s Days will bring? Love, love, love, love, love, love! All of my heart, Wifey xx

Happy Fathers Day!