We have “school” Monday, Wednesday, Friday. However, sometimes I can sneak a lesson or two into another day. So far a typical “school” day looks like this:
Breakfast – maybe reading of current novel if baby allows.
Calendar – sing all the months, days of the weeks, the day today, and counting songs. Go over Bible verse (from 1+1+1=1) of the week. Read a Bible story. Read a picture book. J-jo is usually with us for this part of the school morning.
Montessori work - I do a lesson presentation or two. Bear chooses from the shelves. If she seems to not be choosing, I offer to present her another lesson or to work with her on a work she already knows. Lately though she shuns all practical life tray work. Consequently our day also has…
Kitchen time - preparation of a snack or a recipe to eat later. This allows Bear to spoon items, stir things, pour things, and learn practical skills in a meaningful context. She eats snack at this time.
Violin time – 15 minutes of practice as soon as J-jo wakes up from his morning nap and is having his snack. (Except we’re still working on trying to get this to be part of the routine.)
Maybe one or two more Montessori choices with J-jo in the room doing his teeny tiny tot school activities.
Free play the rest of the day.