We try to begin each homeschool day with Morning Time.
Years ago, all six of us would plop down at the homeschool table and spend the first hour of the day going through our morning basket. I made a video about it years ago. But now, it is usually just our three youngest and me.
Since there is lots of boy energy in the morning, we always start with MadLibs. Well, after our morning prayer because we definitely need a little prayer before we can begin. (You can find the printable of the prayer that we use HERE.) These boys are always begging to do just one more MadLib before we move on to the more serious subjects.
I love making our Morning Time fun because it keeps the boys engaged and entertained before we dive into our core subjects and independent work. If you want a peek at several of the things that we use each morning, check out my Amazon Shop.
Our family loves adding Poetry Tea Time to our homeschool day.
We make it very simple, too. All we do is boil some water to make tea or hot cocoa and put together a few snacks. Then we grab our poetry books from our bookshelves and the kids pick a few poems to read aloud. We keep things fun and relaxed.
If you don’t own any poetry books, you can pick some up at the library or just look online for some poems to share.
Here are a full poetry books available completely free from the Gutenberg Project:
We are one of those year-round homeschooling families. So, when summer rolls around, we only slightly change things up in our homeschool. We take a break at the end of the school year before diving into the summer schedule, but it isn’t long because I’ve seen that, for my kids, continuing homeschool is best for everyone.
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