Guys, I’d love to introduce you to my friend, Becki Hogan, as she shares A Day in the Life of her family. Their family’s enthusiasm for learning is truly infectious. In fact, I think I learn something new in each conversation with Becki and her resource recommendations are always spot on! Please enjoy this look into their day.
Hi. I’m Becki Hogan, wife to Seth, and mom of 4 blessings. Beth has asked me to share a little about a typical day in the life of our family. Well, I’m pretty sure I’ve had very few days in life that have gone exactly according to my plan, but we still have a rough schedule that I can share.
Around 8 am, after chores and getting breakfast, we try to start a typical school day at the breakfast table with Bible and memory work practice. We’re reading in Psalms right now. We go over the current memory work and review past memory work in the morning.
Isaiah is learning to read. We have used The Ordinary Parent’s Guide to Teaching Reading with all of kids, and so far, so good. Isaiah is taking a little break from the book because I think he needs more practice in three-letter, short vowel words. He has been completing some worksheets I printed from www.teacherfilebox.com (if you want to sign up for a year, you should sign up through the Homeschool Buyers Co-Op since they get a group rate) – things like cutting and pasting words to match pictures or worksheets where he is supposed to illustrate a phrase like “pig in the mud”. I try to catch Isaiah at a good time for him to work, so we’ll do reading lessons early in the morning or later in the day – whenever he seems very excited about it or focusing well.
The rest of our day often includes a read-aloud (currently Spy for the Night Riders) at lunch, Awana and piano practice, assigned reading (that I assign from the library crate or a book we have in the house), exploration outside, and crafts. Supper time includes family Bible time. Bedtime includes reading aloud from something that won’t be too upsetting before sleep (currently from In Grandma’s Attic -I think we’re in the second book) and memorizing a hymn (currently Crown Him with Many Crowns).