When homeschooling, it can be a real challenge to fit everything into one day. Many of us homeschoolers start at 9:00am, and end some time in the late afternoon. What many don’t realize is that there are many things that can easily be covered in the morning during breakfast time. Using a morning board, or “breakfast board”, as it is sometimes called can help get those extras covered. Below you will find a list of fun things that can easily be covered at the breakfast table. You can choose to hang up a bulletin board on the wall in your kitchen. Hang up the items that you would like to cover with your children on the wall.
The morning is really the best time to cover what the water will be for the day. What I like to do is check the weather myself before the kids get up. Then I go to what I call the weather board. I write down a few things that the weather man may have mentioned during the morning forecast. When the kids are up we cover the weather, by first taking a walk outside. There is really nothing like an early morning walk. If it is cold out, you can keep the walk short, just so that can tell you what they think the weather forecast will be. This is a good opportunity to help your children cover new words that have to do with the weather. You will be amazed at how much you can cover with your kids during this time.
The morning breakfast table is really a great place to cover some memory work. If your child is learning sight words, you can hang up an envelope on the bulletin board, and put the sight words in the envelope. Every morning you can go over the words with your child. You can read them out loud to your child, and have they read it back to you. For older children, you can practice whatever memory project they are currently working on.
Whatever your child needs to work on this is a good time to give them the extra practice that they may need. If they need work on their spelling spend a little time going over words with them during breakfast. Many kids look forward to this time and will not see it as extra practice, but a fun time with mom or dad or both.