To Organize our day, I use my version of "Workboxes" the rainbow boxes you see above. I haven't read Sue Patrick's book yet but read what other homeschoolers were doing and adapted the system to meet our needs. I printed some nifty tags here which I laminated and at the beginning of the day the tags start on the Workboxes and at the end of the day they end up on our "look what we did" schedule (we use sticky tack or Velcro to make them stick).
Since Miriam and William are too young to work independently for a long period of time - we do the lessons together and I use learning videos and books on tape for the times I'm attending to Luke.
Or they have play time which is an important part of learning :-)
Generally each day we
"Get ready for school"
and either go to Mass (Tuesdays and Thursday when it works out) or begin with a Prayer
Circle Time and Religion - Saint of the Day, Religion Lesson, Bible Story
Phonics and Writing
|The stressful part of the day ;-)|
Music/Art/Language (Sign language, Latin and Spanish Vocabulary words)
Reading Story Time
We also go for a walk/bike ride or play outside,
have a snack, eat lunch and have nap time to break up the day as needed.
On Wednesday we like to go to our Library for Story Hour
We can finish the planned learning in about 2 hours or so each day. Most subjects last about 15 minutes but can take anywhere from 10-30 minutes depending on the attention span of the children and what I have planned. That's our "typical day" and the kids love it so far.