Real Life HOMESCHOOL Mom of 8 DAY in the LIFE | Homeschooling Schedule & Routine 2019!

Real Life HOMESCHOOL Mom of 8 DAY in the LIFE | Homeschooling Schedule & Routine 2019!

October 26, 2019 100 By William Morgan


– Hello friends!
Welcome back again today.
My name is Jamerrill Stewart.
This channel is, you might have seen it,
I’m just calling it Jamerrill Stewart now.
That’s another things
for another day, I guess.
Yeah, just call me Jamerrill.
How confusing can this intro be?
Anyway, today is a real
life homeschool mom
day in the life of video.
I see some real life
things going on already.
I got a pan soaking and
I gotta bag of trash
that needs to go out.
Anywho, noise is increasing around here.
Several bigger kids are going around
doing some morning chores.
Ms. Amelia is here brushing her hair.
Benjamin’s exercising, so
that’s the extra noise.
Liam just went out to do the dogs.
Hey Gabriel, when you’re done sweeping
I want you to go feed the chickens.
– [Gabriel] Okay.
– Gabriel’s gonna go feed the chickens.
So, we’re just kinda doing a
few last morning odds and ends.
And then, what we like
to do after breakfast
and morning jobs are done, is
head outside for a good hour.
We usually like to go
on a big nature walk,
do some nature journaling some
days, jump on the trampoline,
look at bugs, whatever we can find to do.
My biggest homeschool mom
tip for homeschooling,
oh how many years, I think
we’re saying 14th or 15th year.
I have an adult son now.
He homeschooled, he’s out, he’s launched,
he’s doing all his grown things.
There’s seven kiddos still at home.
The oldest at home will
be graduating next year,
so mamas things just fly
fast quick and in a hurry.
Seven kids still at home.
I’m homeschooling six of them.
The youngest is two.
We can count him in the fun.
He’s over there on the couch
looking at dinosaurs now.
So anywho, I’m gonna
finish up my breakfast
and we’re gonna get outside.
Run, run, run, run, run, run, run!
Op, op, op, don’t crash!
Run and crashin’.
Run, run, run, run, run,
run, run, run, run, run!
(laughs)
Woo!
Ms. Amelia, you getting your hair brushed?
Little best friend brothers over there.
Hey Liam, how were the dogs?
– Good.
– [Jamerrill] Good? Good?
Yeah, put the stencils up.
Okay, so Gabi when you’re
done there, go do chickens.
And Liam, did you unload everything
from the dishwasher earlier?
– Yeah.
– [Jamerrill] Okay.
What is it you wanna share, Amelia?
– Giraffey.
– [Jamerrill] Giraffey.
What did Giraffey get?
– A bubble bath!
– [Jamerrill] A bubble bath!
Or, she got a ride in the washer.
– Now she’s like a new toy.
– [Jamerrill] And now
she’s like a new toy.
You like to nosy her taggies, don’t ya?
Yeah.
Kids have already eaten,
but now it’s mamas turn real quick.
(peaceful guitar music)
Hey, we’re outside, blaring sun.
Phew, we’re not gonna
do nature books today
’cause time’s kinda flying.
It happens like that sometimes.
Even, like I had mentioned,
the kids had already had breakfast,
mama hadn’t had it,
but yet yesterday we had
all had breakfast together.
It all worked out.
So Liam and Benjamin are down
here looking at the doggies.
Did the chickens eat all
their scraps already?
– [Boy] Nope!
– No yet, okay.
Our chickens are not laying eggs yet,
but we are expecting any day
those hens are gonna start laying.
We are gonna go on a nature walk
through our forest this morning.
Benjamin, you showing me
how the chickens are doing?
Oh, wow, good morning buck bucks.
Yeah, we’re not gonna go in right now.
They’re eating their veggies.
Oh, you got bugs coming after ya.
(chuckling)
Still signs of summer
even though we’re in fall.
– [Liam] Hot.
– [Jamerrill] Let’s open up their door
and they will stay together.
Let’s let them get out
and free range some.
We haven’t done that with them yet
because we’ve been waiting
for them to get bigger
before the started free ranging,
but I think they’re ready.
Should today be the day?
– Yeah.
– [Jamerrill] Yes.
Open it up.
Now, let’s go on our walk,
and then I bet when we get back
they will have figured
out that they can do this.
And then later today,
this is how we trained them
at the farmhouse, okay.
– [Liam] They actually like that.
– [Jamerrill] Yes, later today.
Hey Daniel, don’t go in.
– [Daniel] Chickens!
(chuckles)
– [Jamerrill] Liam, later
today, this afternoon,
they’ll all be back in here together.
Okay, so, there ya go.
They’re like “Oh my, kids are coming in.”
Okay, come on, let’s go on our walk.
Okay, we were walking and
we’re walking into spiderwebs.
Can you see that?
Woo!
Uh oh, uh oh, get your fishy.
– [Boy] The water’s dried up.
– [Jamerrill] Yeah, there’s probably.
Well, we’ve had some rain.
Might be water in the streams.
So we were saying that these are streams,
are three season streams.
We have water in these
Fall, Winter, and Summer.
Of course it’s Fall and
there’s nothing in it.
But it will by the end of Fall.
So maybe it’s two and a half–
– Mommy, there’s my old firetruck.
– [Jamerrill] I see!
Two and a half season.
Guys, we have a new tree down.
– [Boy] Yeah, I heard it
when it happened yesterday.
– [Jamerrill] Did you?
See, here’s how out leaves
are starting to change
a little bit.
Look at that.
Yeah, daddy’s gotta come through here
and do some chainsawing.
Yeah, it happens.
– [Gabriel] Mommy look.
It’s like a trampoline.
– [Jamerrill] I see that.
Here’s your trampoline
jumping for the day.
Benjamin’s like, “Oh, I wanna do it”
You got two fishies?
Two fishies?
– Two.
– [Jamerrill] Two fishies.
Two fishies, nice.
That’s nice.
He’s collecting fishies
on his nature walk.
Found an acorn?
Good job!
Gabriel’s (laughs)
Okay, alert alert.
Red alert.
We have found a box turtle.
Now, whenever we find
animals in the forest,
they visit for the day and then at night
they go home to their mommies.
Oh wow!
What a find!
– [Gabriel] It’s in its shell though.
– [Jamerrill] Yeah it is.
This is its first Stewart experience.
It’s thinking, “What is all this noise?”
Okay, another boy in a tree.
In flip flops in a tree.
Woo hoo!
You wanna try?
Of course you do.
You gonna help Benjamin climb the tree?
– No mommy, he’s gonna do it–
– [Jamerrill] Oh Benjamin!
(laughs)
See, here’s some preschool for ya.
– [Liam] Cool striped rock.
– [Jamerrill] Look at
that cool striped rock.
I love it.
Checking on the chickens.
None are out of their yard yet.
They’re like, “Wait a
minute, what’s this?”
Benny, you wanna go see pumpkins?
– Pumpkins.
– [Jamerrill] Pumpkins.
We got some pumpkins already.
Okay, we got some pumpkins, some mums,
fall flag ready.
You see the pumpkin?
Had to stop to pick some grass.
It’s blocking my little blessing sign.
Hold on honey.
– [Benjamin] Mommy.
– [Jamerrill] Yeah honey,
you got your dinosaur?
– [Benjamin] Dinosaur.
– [Jamerrill] Dinosaur, oh boy!
Let me see.
Let me see your dinosaur.
Oh, you wanna go in and get some ba ba?
Some water?
Let’s get some water.
Then we’ll get rolling.
Now you got hot and sweaty mom face.
That is part of the
downfall of getting out
and hiking around with
your kids in the morning.
Course the weather really
should change soon.
Although, I’m optimistic
’cause I’m in my lumber jack
faux flannel.
But yeah, now I’m gonna hot
for the rest of the day.
That’s okay.
Anywho, today’s video is
actually a collab video
with non other than the
gorgeous, beautiful, fantastic,
super duper homeschool mom,
cleaning mom, workout mom,
she’s homeschool Barbie.
Miss Myka Stauffer.
If you haven’t yet met
my friend Myka Stauffer,
then you are in for a real treat.
Like I say, homeschool
Barbie, really cute.
I like calling her that.
She has fantastic
motivational cleaning videos,
tons of homeschool with
me homeschool videos,
haul videos, DIY videos,
basically any kind of mom video you need.
My friend Myka has you covered.
Liam is giving his turtle water.
You giving Thunder his water?
– Mm hmm.
– Good job.
Good way to start the homeschool day.
Myka is a homeschool mom of five.
She just recently had
her fifth, oh so snugly,
fifth little boy baby.
They’re also an adoptive family.
They adopted their son Huxley from China.
And she’s a special needs mom.
So I know I get questions from lots of you
about homeschooling young ages,
and special needs homeschooling,
and homeschooling with a new born,
and Myka is doing all of that.
So, Myka and I are collabing today.
I am sharing with you a real
life homeschool mom video,
and she is also, over on her channel,
sharing with you a real
life homeschool mom video.
So when you’re done watching mine,
click over onto Myka’s,
and see how her real life
homeschool mom day looks
with her five kiddos.
What I like to do now,
we have a little bit of transition time
whenever we’re going in.
Zion already has a list of
things that he needs to do,
again like I say, he’s
graduating next year.
So even though he will still
do nature walks with his mama
he’s got a big list of things
he needs to work through.
Right now I have Naomi, Gabriel, and Liam
doing a few tasks that need done.
And I’m going to do some sit down school
with Amelia and Daniel.
Then we will transition, you’ll see.
Watch how I homeschool
six kids, seven kids,
12 kids, whatever we got going on here.
Do you wanna sit with Daniel
and Amelia and do some school?
So a lot of times, during this time,
Benjamin will do some school too.
Which looks a lot like
coloring, playing with toys,
running around, but my
homeschool mom sanity trick
to make all this work,
is this kid just went on a
nature hike through the forest
so he’s ready for a little
bit of down time inside.
I see.
He’s getting his pencils,
I better hurry up.
Okay, Benjamin you had this notebook.
So I got all their stuff out.
Amelia’s actually getting
mama a cup of water.
Then I’m gonna do some table work school
with her and Daniel.
Yesterday how it worked,
we had a rainy day,
sometimes when I’m done with
their table work school,
they will then play on the
deck, or be outside with Travis,
or go on an errand with him,
or do some other activity
while I then roll
through table work school
with Naomi, Liam, and Gabriel.
Yesterday we had rain though,
and we got the play dough box out.
Those kids probably did play
dough for five or six hours.
I mean, it was dinner time (chuckles)
and they were still doing play dough.
They will join us for
read aloud time though.
Which more on homeschool
read alouds coming up.
Very nice, Daniel.
So, this is Daniel’s school box.
They have some coloring
books that I just ordered
from Master Books.
We also have Foundation Phonics.
– Could not take a little.
– [Jamerrill] Okay, thank
you for doing that honey.
This is Daniel’s math book!
– [Daniel] Mommy, I love bananas.
– [Jamerrill] You love bananas?
Would you like one?
‘Cause banana’s gonna be our snack today.
Would you like a banana, Benjamin?
– Yeah.
– [Jamerrill] Yeah,
okay, we’ll get bananas.
(upbeat guitar music)
Good job, Daniel.
You’re really good at those S’s.
Excellent!
Amelia’s working on her math.
Write your name at the top.
So, what I’ve been doing for
them is writing their names
on this little whiteboard
I just keep between them,
and then they both can
practice their names.
– A-M-E–
– [Jamerrill] Oh those
are great T’s Daniel.
Good job!
We are getting really good at counting.
Look what else we learned about numbers.
Write the number that comes before.
So what’s this number?
– Five.
– Five.
So what comes before five?
– Four.
– Exactly.
So it just wants you to write a four.
– Okay, which is easy.
– Which is easy.
Yeah, write your four.
This is what homeschooling
with a toddler in the room
can look like.
This is actually a light version.
This is nothing, we can get
all kinds of messier than this.
Benjamin does love playing
under the table though.
Is that fun?
You got a Paw Patrol book under there?
Fun.
Says critical thinking.
What is your favorite season, Daniel?
– Summer and Fall.
– [Jamerrill] Summer and Fall.
You remember that, okay.
What is something about
the season you enjoy?
So, what’s your favorite
thing about summer?
– Going to the lake.
– [Jamerrill] Going to the lake.
What’s your favorite thing about Fall?
We just started that.
– Mmm…
– [Jamerrill] We haven’t done too many–
– ‘Cause Fall is not that cold.
– [Jamerrill] It’s not
that cold, that’s good.
And pretty soon we will go pick pumpkins,
and go get apples, and do all
those fun Fall things, okay?
Doesn’t feel like Fall
too much around here.
– I’m doing a flower.
– [Jamerrill] You are,
that’s the next thing.
It says, “Color the Spring
flowers purple, red, and yellow.”
So you’re doing the leaves right now?
And then you can find the purple, red,
and yellow in your box.
Okay, another little silly
real life homeschool moment
that happened, is Liam
was being super helpful
and got the big thing of play dough down,
but then it all spilt.
So he’s sweeping it up for me.
We’re having little bit of transition time
from the little kids.
And they are out here now.
Glory, glory time.
Doing some play dough!
Yay, play dough time!
You guys are gonna build all
kinds of awesome things today.
We kinda rolled into lunchtime here.
So, Naomi made tuna salad.
And I’m doing one of those
Joseph lavash bread wraps,
if I’m saying that correctly,
with a whole bunch of veggies.
Got my ice coffee.
I didn’t finish it from the other day.
I added my coffee to it from yesterday.
I’ve been gathering this
ice coffee for a few days,
so gonna have that.
And this is homemade play dough.
Actually homemade play
dough from last winter,
so I’ll show it to you.
It’s an interesting olive green color,
but again, they played with
it for six hours yesterday,
so I’m not complaining.
We’ll make some new colors here
once we get finished with
all this play dough, huh?
And you’re having your sandwich now.
And we’re doing some Schoolhouse Rock
while you guys are doing play dough.
Then the other kids and
I are gonna get started
on their book work.
And then as always, my problem with wraps
is I just jam too much in there.
So, I’m gonna try to wrap this up
and have some veggies with some dip.
Pan is still soaking.
How appetizing is that?
Yay.
So Naomi has been having reading time.
She’s reading through
Gulliver’s Travels right now.
Yes, you can sit and do that.
Gabriel has some dinosaur
books he’s been reading,
but he wanted to read to me some,
so I’ll always take that opportunity.
And then took the opportunity
to just read to him
a little bit one on one.
Liam’s gonna read to me now,
and then we’re all gonna come together
for a bunch of table work.
Yay.
(upbeat music)
Okay, so it’s afternoon now.
Mom’s having a yogurt.
We’ve just had a little break,
and I had to go over some stuff with Trav.
Gave him a stack of
papers to run out with.
Errands, honey-do lists.
Anywho, play dough still continues.
That’s just the winner for us right now
for the younger kiddos.
Benjamin is down for his nap.
I still need to go over and
do the History lesson today
with Naomi, Gabriel, and Liam.
And then we’re gonna roll
into read aloud time.
Naomi’s sitting behind me,
she’s been working on
some other stuff too.
I’m gonna go ahead and
get dinner in the oven
because if I put it in now
by the time we’re done with our History,
and then our wonderful read aloud time,
it’ll be almost dinner time,
and that’s great.
Giant snakes are being made.
(chuckles)
So, one option is I will dump dinner
in the slow cooker in the morning.
I also will have maybe something set out
that can go in the Instant Pot,
about this time or maybe
an hour or so from now.
I don’t need to do it two hours ahead.
But I went ahead and
put dinner in the oven
because it was still slightly frozen.
That’ll give us plenty
of time for that to cook.
It’s a low carb bacon cheeseburger bake
from my low carb pack
number seven, I believe.
Anywho, and we’ll do some
veggies with that too.
But, now we’re gonna get back to work.
Okay, so we are gonna learn today
about the Christian viking.
And these pages, I’m going
to read to the kiddos.
Kid’s snack, Liam just brought out
a whole big tub of strawberries.
And Gabriel’s over
here, he’s got an apple.
You had cheese sticks too.
We’re feeding ya.
Yay.
When Leif, who became known
as Leif Erikson, grew up,
he decided to sail back to Norway.
He had heard of a wise and
powerful king named Olaf
who ruled in Norway at the time
and he wanted to meet him.
Sailing across the ocean
required strong navigational skills,
but how did the vikings do that?
There have been hints
of something called a
sunstone in their sagas.
There’s Gabriel, drawing his viking ship.
So the kids are finishing up
some History papers for today.
Then we’re gonna move
into the sitting room
slash kitchen area.
Daniel and Amelia watching
some Schoolhouse Rock
and still going at that play dough.
So, I’m gonna bring our big
stack of read alouds out there.
They can still do play dough.
Liam will probably join them.
Naomi’s got all kinds of
arts and crafty stuff.
And I’m sure you got something
you’ll work on too, right?
Gabriel will work on stuff.
So we’re just gonna sit
around for quite a while
and read all these books.
(chuckling)
You still in play dough land?
– Yep
– Yep.
– Yeah, okay.
So, I sent Liam out to take
our collection of scraps
for the chickens out to them.
And to just go ahead and
get them back in their yard
’cause it’s been several hours.
But I’m gonna go out and
just check in on the process.
And I have an apple core to give them.
Mr. Travis will be so
happy when he gets home.
He ordered a new couch that
we’re putting in our bedroom
and we were testing out to
see how the ordering went.
Well, we were missing this box.
This box must be the other half.
We’re missing the cushions.
So, yay, there it is!
And if that couch ordering process,
’cause we’ve never ordered a couch.
I’m coming honey.
Talking about my couch and
my camera, makes sense.
If that process went well,
then I was gonna have
him get us another one
to replace where we have the futon.
Amelia’s coming out.
We’re checking on the chickens, right?
So, chickens first day out
free ranging was a success.
How’s your apple?
You been having a nice play dough time?
We’re gonna read all our stories now.
We gotta hear what’s happening, don’t we?
So, we are working on Old Yeller.
We’re on chapter 12 now.
So tempted to keep pushing
and finish it today.
We will see how far we can get.
Benjamin is up now.
We’ve got talking book now.
Benjamin’s up, Zion’s done with piano,
so Zion’s gonna take Benjamin out now.
And just take him for a big
walk to play for a little bit
so we can try to push and
read a little further,
but dinner’s ready now too.
Okay, so for a little extra excitement,
we’re on chapter 14 now.
Just went for my water.
Stuff you can’t make up.
Spilled all over, but that’s okay.
Got lots of ice on the floor,
play dough mess,
but we are going to finish this book.
Mama was afraid it would
foul up our drinking water.
“We’ll have to try drag
it further from the cabin
and burn it,” she said.
“Burn it?” I said in surprise.
“Why can’t we just leave
it for the buzzards
and varmints to clean up?”
Hey, we got to chapter 15.
I’m starving,
so everyone else is probably starving.
So we’re gonna stop to feed the mama.
And then we will finish
these last two chapters.
See, when ya homeschool,
school can just continue
on into the evening.
When you get doing a lot of fun stuff
and reading lots of great books.
Oh, box fun.
Here, pull that into the other room
’cause we’ve got play dough apocalypse,
and a spilt cup that
we’re finally gonna get.
You boys, you working like a team?
Oh, that’s gonna be fun!
Wow, Liam!
How many rocket ships can you build?
I’ll go see it in a minute.
Wow!
That is awesome.
– 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40.
– [Jamerrill] Good job!
Peek a boo!
Let me see who’s in here.
Open door.
What?
Peek a boo!
Hi!
(squeals)
Woo!
(laughs)
Fun.
Op, op, close the doors.
Close the doors.
– Mommy.
Mommy.
– Hi mommy.
(chuckles)
– Okay, so, last night we
were good little chickens.
We ate around the dining room table.
Tonight I’m making plates,
we’re gonna eat around the kitchen counter
and then we’re gonna
just get back to reading
for a bunch more time this evening.
But let me show you what’s for dinner.
So, this is a low carb
bacon cheeseburger bake.
It is so good.
It smells so good.
And this is a whole lotta stuff
I pulled outta the refrigerator.
So we’ve got some tomatoes, lettuce,
I have a bag with pepper
strips and some celery,
cucumbers, then we have some
strawberries that are cut,
strawberries here.
These blackberries, and we
just got a few blackberries
and raspberries, we got
carrots, and then applesauce
for those who want it.
These two containers are about done.
We had a church picnic the other day,
so we have a little bit of potato salad,
and even some macaroni salad left.
So it’s truly just like a buffet.
What kind of fruit and
veggies do they want?
And then if they want some
applesauce of other leftovers too
they can have it.
Okay, so this is mama’s plate,
’cause I can’t stand to wait anymore.
I’m going to eat while I
make all the other plates.
This is how we get stuff done sometimes.
Benjamin is still eating,
everybody else wants me to
finish reading this book.
I did eat, that’s important here.
So, we’re gonna put Paw Patrol on
and turn the sound down to like four,
while I read to everybody else.
Benjamin can eat and watch Paw Patrol.
We’ll see if we can make
everybody happy that way.
Maybe, maybe not.
Ya happy?
– [Benjamin] Yeah.
– Yeah.
When mama’s ask me about read alouds,
and getting them done with young kids,
for Benjamin’s age, for obviously infant,
one and two, for those ages,
we hit our read alouds
heavy during nap time.
And so, from Daniel’s age on up,
even a little younger than Daniel,
he’s four and a half now,
they can hangout and they get a lot
from the read aloud time.
But Benjamin’s age, no way.
Sometimes he’ll play,
but many time he won’t.
So, anyway, that’s why nap
time is our read aloud time.
Old Yeller might be pretty
weak and crippled yet,
but he protected them
from just about anything
that might come their way.
Well friends, thank you
so much for watching
my real life homeschool
mom day in the life.
It is now the next day.
We are getting all geared
up to go to library,
run some errands, do the things that we do
when we leave the wilderness.
Don’t forget to hop over to
Myka’s channel and watch her
real life homeschool mom
day in the life video.
I’m sure there will be similarities
and I’m sure there will be differences,
and that’s the great
thing about homeschooling
’cause you can make it
work for your family.
I’ll talk to you in those comments below.
Bye bye.