Mobley Homeschool Academy - 2014-2015 School Year

Another school year has come to a close for the Mobley Homeschool Academy. Julianne has finished second grade and Lorelei has finished Pre-Kindergarten. They both have worked very hard to learn the things they have learned this year and we are thankful for the ways that God is teaching them about Himself. On our days that were fully devoted to being home (Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Friday mornings) our schedule looked like this:
8:15-8:45 - Breakfast
8:45-9:15 – Morning chores
9:30-10:15 – Morning meeting – calendar activities, read-aloud book for the week(Memoria Press Junior-Kindergarten and Second Grade read-aloud program), Bible lesson (Jesus Storybook Bible), Character trait lesson (Get Wisdom and Big Thoughts for Little People), and enrichment activities for the week which included classical music, art, poetry, Social Studies, and Science (all from Memoria Press)
10:15-11 – Lorelei’s School Time – Writing uppercase and lowercase letters, recognizing letter names, recognizing letter sounds, differentiating between first/last sounds, writing and recognizing numbers 1-20, rote counting, touch counting , simple addition and subtraction, counting by 1’s, 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s, recognizing sight words, beginning reading skills, crafts
11-11:45 – Julianne’s School Time – Spelling, phonics, reading comprehension, writing, cursive, copybook, math, Latin, and enrichment activities/crafts
11:45-12:15 – Recess
12:15-12:45 – Lunch
12:45- 2:00 – Chores/Free time
2-4:30 – Rest time and finish school work

This schedule is definitely an ideal schedule and did not always happen like this. Realistically, most days we didn’t have lunch until 1 or 1:30 just so we could finish all of our school work in the morning before lunch. Morgan and Lorelei usually watched Sesame Street, Super Why, or Curious George at least once a week while I worked with Julianne, but most of the time they enjoyed playing together in one of their rooms. Morgan really missed getting to play as much with Lorelei this year since she was doing more school than last year, but he did really well playing in his room with legoes, trains, cars, or books. When I had some time in between working with the girls I would read him books or play with him for awhile so he wouldn’t feel totally ignored. Nolan took his morning nap for most of our school time in the morning then would usually play with Morgan when he woke up from his nap. On Mondays we went to a homeschool co-op, on Wednesdays we went to Chick fil A for breakfast and playtime then to the Library for storytime and did school in the afternoon, and on Friday we did school in the morning then usually met friends for lunch at the park or had playdates. I am so thankful for the opportunity to homeschool my children, although this task is much harder than I anticipated. We have our good days, our great days, our bad days, and our really terrible days just like anyone else. There has been quite a bit of crying (from the kids and myself) on those really hard days, but God is so good and patient to point out areas of sin (selfishness, anger, impatience, unkindness, etc) and I am much more aware every day of the great love of God to love someone like me.