Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Summer For This Homeschooling Family . . .
. . . is pretty much the same as any other time of the year. We don't take the summer off, the way most people do. We've found that taking a whole summer off makes the children lose their momentum, their motivation, and they forget everything they learned the year before and we have to do a lot of review. Instead, we take our vacation here and there throughout the rest of the year. For instance, there are days when I just don't feel good. Or we have a lot of errands to run. Or we have dentist appointments. I tend to count those as vacation days, and resume school as normal the next day. This way, we're still getting in our 180 school days a year, but the vacation days are placed where we need them to be, not where other people think they ought to be.