Not that we’ll be doing anything fun like Baseball or Chess Club…no. Just more school and garden-weeding. Well, it’s not as bad as that, we’ll do chores too. (You know I’m being a little waggish, right?)
In any case, since I have a couple of friends who are passing ideas back and forth, I thought I’d share what our average summer day will look like. You might find something helpful in it. You might not. We’re all different!
At the end of the schedule, I’ll type out specifically what the children will be doing for “school” this summer, if you’re curious.
6:00-6:25am: Mom Computer Work
6:25-6:50am: Lauds with Husband and 4 Older Children. (We use THIS.)
6:50-7:40am: Shower, Laundry In, Dress Little Girls, Twins do Saxon Math with Husband, Eldest Piano
8:15-9:15am: Piano for Other Children, Mom Cleans up Breakfast
9:15-9:30am: Midmorning Prayer
9:30-10:00am: Twins Grammar
10:00-11:00am: Free Time, Lunch Prep, Laundry, Kids Set Table
11:00-11:30am: Lunch with Audible
11:30-12:00pm: Mom Reads Aloud, Kids Clean up Kitchen
12:30-1:30pm: Quiet Time, Mom Naps & Requires a Cup of Tea or Coffee
1:30-2:00pm: Twins Writing & Rhetoric
2:00-3:00pm: Free Time, Kids Better Find Something to Do or They Get Chores, Mom Walks or Jogs
3:00-4:00pm: “Art and Tea Time,” Children do Cursive or Calligraphy, Drawing, and Listen to Audible while Little Girls Run Chaotically Around
4:00-5:00pm: Dinner Prep, Mom Contemplates if Happy Hour is Warranted
5:00pm: Greet Husband with a Smile
5:15pm: Dinner and Bulter’s Lives of the Saints
6:00pm: Children Clean Up, Mom Laundry, Dad House or Outdoor Projects
8:00pm: Little Girls to Bed, Big Kids Banished to the Basement, Mom & Dad pray Compline
8:30pm: Mom & Dad Be Together
So, What Exactly Are the Children Doing?
The Eldest will be taking two online summer classes from Scholé Academy, which she chose–a Brit Lit class and a Latin Novella Reading Club. Truly, these will be fun for her. It won’t be work, as she loves reading.
The 11-year-old twins will do more school than usual, however, because of all the school Paul missed due to his 11 surgeries this last year. They will not like this, but that’s too bad. They’ll be moving right into the next Saxon Math book in a week or so. They will also be marching straight into the next Writing & Rhetoric and Well-Ordered Language books from Classical Academic Press.
All the other children will pretty much get off scot-free. (Do you know that that phrase refers to a medieval tax that people tried to avoid paying? Fascinating.)
If you have any questions about our schedule, be sure to ask.
Need a good homily to listen to? This one knocks my socks right off. We had the children listen to it too. We’re praying for the protection of this priest. He’s a warrior, the likes of whom we haven’t seen in awhile. May the Holy Angels protect him!