Thursday, June 4, 2009

Summer Routine

As a mother of four children ranging in age from 5 to 15 years old, I find it beneficial to construct a daily schedule for my children. Having a written out daily routine gives the children direction, goals and responsibilities.

Morning Routine

Bathroom- This is mostly a reminder for my 5 year old.
Make Beds
Tidy Bedroom


Kitchen Chores
Brush teeth, Wash face, Groom hair, Moisturize skin

Family Devotional Time-
Click Here for the Elementary Lessons I use. My 15 year old rotates between Beth Moore's "Beloved Disciple" Bible Study Workbook and Heart Connex

Cartoons/Indoor Activities-
~XBox, ~Card Games, ~Board Games, etc.

Outdoors (group activities)-
YMCA, FREE Bowling, Backyard Play

(2) School Subject-
Math & English (including Literature & Language Arts)
Monday-Spelling Words 5x's ea., Tuesday-Sentences, Wednesday- Reading Comprehension, Thursday-Reading Comprehension, Friday-Handwriting/Narrations

My children believe that summer should resemble one continuous day at Disney World, but in the real world Daddy still has to go to work and Mommy still needs to care for the home.


Weekly/Daily Jobs
Kitchen Chores

(1) School Subject- History

Free Reading
Quiet Time/Naps
Dinner Helpers

Having a daily routine helps keep the children busy doing productive things to help around the house. It allows me to incorporate their skills and talents into my daily routine.


Kitchen Clean-up
Showers/Brush Teeth

Bible Reading-
Proverbs/Psalms reading plan

T.V time- Wheel of Fortune & Jeopardy
Bedtime 8:30 PM for younger children...9 PM for older children

A schedule allows me to carve out time to teach each child new skills and work with them to improve others. I am looking forward to a peaceful and productive summer.

1 comment:

  1. I find a summer routine to be very efficient, too, especially for the morning.

    Summer Reading (20 - 30 minutes)
    practice math or handwriting (5 - 10 minutes)

    I've also instituted a "no screens before 1pm" rule, because I find that when my kids are bored, they immediately want to play Wii. Generally I have them not watch TV until after 5 om, too. This way they know the limits, and don't keep asking for it. It pushes them to use their creativity when they feel bored or (*gasp*) they can choose to play with one another!!


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