So, as you know, this is my first year of homeschooling with THREE students! 🙂 I’m still a bit bittersweet about my baby starting kindergarten. But, he is such a good little student, and I absolutely love this age!!
However, it has still been very hard for me to find a new groove…to get into a school morning routine.
Up until now I have done EVERYTHING, I mean everything, together with the girls. So, I didn’t really have to shuffle different kids doing different things at the same time until now. And it’s turning out to be a bit of a challenge for me.
In the past, we have started on the couch with Bible story, prayer and our Five in a Row (or other unit study) book. This has worked VERY well and we are continuing to start together on the couch now…
This is when it gets tricky for me. 🙂 After our FIAR (or unit study book) we’ve been moving to the table to work for a few minutes. Caleb does any kind of lapbook item or a letter/phonics page, etc. The girls always have some type of table work they can do (language arts, handwriting practice, etc.)
But, then we have more reading to do with the girls. We are doing The Story of the World
this year, and it is going very well so far!! (We are up to Chapter 5 and I’m very pleased with this history program!) The girls and I are also going through the worldview book, Who Is God? (And Can I Really Know Him?) together.
While Caleb is at the table, he really needs my help. The girls may or may not need my help. Then, if we go back to the couch to read our history or other stuff with the girls, Caleb may or may not be done yet…
I am not good at being at the table and having 3 things going on at once. Maybe that will come with time??
I also have not been good thus far about finding independent things for the other 2 while I work with one student…they always end up needing my help.
So, this is what life looks like with 3 students in our house! 🙂 3 kids in 3 years means I have the blessing of doing many things all together, but also 3 kids that still need my help on various tasks. I’m still trying to figure out the balance. While some mornings get a little frustrating, I still would not trade this time with my kids for anything!! I love homeschooling!!
Any suggestions? Been there done that stories? Please share!