Tuesday, July 7, 2009

School's Out?

Not at my house! One thing I love about homeschooling is that we can make our school work fit around my husband's work schedule. If daddy is home for the day, we generally leave the books on the shelf and find fun things to do. Most of our school year is set up for four days in a week - Tuesday to Friday. Occasionally I throw a Saturday in the mix for catch up.

With a flexible schedule, we have been able to take vacations during the 'normal' school year that ensures we get good prices on hotels and tour group events. It also means that we don't have to fight the crowds when we do travel. In fact, usually when we're travelling in one direction at the beginning of the week, all the other cars are headed the opposite direction.

However, it does mean that even in the beginning of July we still have some lessons to finish. Math, english, science and social studies are still hanging on. We should be done within the next two weeks - which is good because we want to go camping and leave the books behind!

All-in-all, I will take a flexible schedule, a four day school week and a shorter summer break over the rigidity of the public school system any day! And Duck agrees, except that she would choose to just ignore the rest of math ;o)

1 comment:

Mrs. Parunak said...

We're following a similar schedule, and I'm with you. I'll take flexibility over summer break any day,