We started school yesterday. Our rhythm was way off. Granted, it had been many months since formal school has been done at this house. It will take a while to get our rhythm down.
Yesterday, Dominic had a bit of a grouchy morning, and spent the morning helping Gary install a water filter instead of doing schoolwork. As a result, he didn't get done doing school until about 3:30. Xavier finished at about 5:30. Gabriel didn't finish until 7. This will all get better. Some of finding our rhythm is me figuring out how much time each subject requires and adjusting our schedules accordingly.
Today, Dominic was done with schoolwork by 11:30. Xavier finished at 12:15. Gabriel is still working, but he too will finish earlier. He has Greek class today, or he would finish significantly earlier. I'll be interested to see how long it takes him.
PS. Do you see that pile of Nerf guns in the last picture? That's probably 1/2 our Nerf guns, and certainly doesn't include any of our big ones. We're planning a Nerf war, one of the things on two of my children's bucket lists.