Monday, March 16, 2015

A Day In The Life

One of the first things I learned as I grew up was that there are as many different ways to do things as there are people doing them. People stop and wonder "homeschooling? how does that work?" and each person the question is posed to will have a different answer. Even within the same nuclear family. Crazy, right? Well, Gifted Homeschoolers' Forum has come to the rescue on that one! This month, get a look into how many different families homeschool, and how they answer the question of "What's a day in the life of a gifted homeschooler like?"

I spent several years before Mad Natter was born on a forum. We used to do occasional DITL (Day In The Life) posts, and in keeping with how I've always done, below the jump will be an extremely picture heavy look at a day in our lives - lucky you, it happened to be tax return day!

Good morning, Mad Natter! Let's wake up!

School work is waiting for us!

Before we get started, let's have some breakfast.

Quick FB check while breakfast is cooking.

Mmmm, breakfast.

Science - Mad Natter's favorite!

Look, it's a rabbit trail - "What's the white spot in the middle of an exploding star, Mama?"

Handwriting. Not a favorite.

Time for a motion break!

Take a pic of me being a horse!

Silent reading time

Math finishes Mad Natter's independent work.

It's grammar!

Next up, writing!

Getting ready for another favorite.

Spelling (including accommodations!)

Then, Mad Natter reads to me.

Quick spot-clean of the WiiU

Ready to head out for errand-running

Mad Natter is okay with the cart if he has his DS.

Waiting for Skeeve to get done for the day

Mad Natter wants an Amiibo. He's making a pitch.

Time for sleeping!

You'll note lunch and dinner are missing. This is because we ate lunch in the car, and Mad Natter wanted Wendy's for dinner. Neither of these are really photo-op things, either because I'm actively driving at the time, or because really, it's Wendy's. And we're all off in different directions while we eat.

This glimpse into our homeschooling day (as well as those of others!) has been brought to you by Gifted Homeschoolers' Forum. Click here for more days in the lives of GHF Bloggers!

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