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We start school this coming Monday, and I am super excited! I think I have a decent schedule put together that will give Karl something to do if he wants it. We're also going to be doing some activities in the morning, and I want to still do some formal school on those days, so we'll see how that works out. I've also prepared a secondary school area for Karl to do his "schoolwork" across the hall from where Erika works. I have plenty of things he can do mostly independently if he wants to -- cutting activities, play-doh, mazes, etc.

Here's my draft schedule for the fall:

8:30 - 8:50 - Circle time, during which we will sing some German songs, have a 10-minute read-aloud, and a few minutes of meditation. I've started trying to teach the kids meditation, but I'm not sure we'll actually manage to carry this through the school year.

8:50-9:00 - Erika works on writing with me

9:00-9:30 - Erika works on math with me

9:30-10:00 - Break

10:00-10:30 - Erika works on German with me

10:30-11:00 - Karl works with me on reading or math if he wants, Erika reads silently.

11:00-11:15 - Erika does English copywork or dictation with me

11:15-11:30 - Erika does typing with "Typing Instructor for Kids" and Anki memory work

In the afternoon we'll do science activities, art, PE, etc.

Erika will also read at bedtime, including reading in German 3 days a week, and will have a piano lesson with John on Tuesday evenings.

I'll be interested to see how this works out -- and how much of it changes within the first few weeks of school!

On days when we have activities in the morning, I expect Erika and I will use a schedule more like:

8:30 - 9:00 - Math
9:00 - 9:15 - German

Sometime later in the day:

10 minutes - Writing
30 minutes - Reading

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