The Madden Family

by Kristina Madden
(Mill Creek, WA)

I am a full time student and part time worker, so we "do school" in the evenings! This is for 1st grader and k who are doing bible, history, science, and art together, then the rest separate.

Usually around 4 or 4:30 we get started. I let the kids decide the order of our subjects each night(gets them really excited and it's fun to see how their favorites change) but we do math, la, handwriting, science, readers, history, bible, and art/music. Then we have dinner around 5:30 or 6. Occasionally we will do art or science after dinner (if blood sugars are particularly low that day and we need a break). They then play until 8, when we finish off the day with read alouds at bedtime.

A couple nights a week we have sports/dance, so we will do half before, then the other half after dinner. (so half subjects from 4 to 5, then the rest from 7 to 8)

We school year round taking breaks whenever it's convenient (finals week, everyone has the flu, etc) as well as a few weeks in summer and December and this schedule has really worked out nice.

An ideal day would be everything done in 2 hours with a quiet peaceful evening of play after dinner. But usually, it's a little crazy and sometimes we don't get everything done or someone hits a road block (usually me). And that's when a week break comes in real handy!:)

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