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Monday, April 02, 2007

 

Spring Break Again?

We took spring break a few weeks ago when we went to Disneyland. With homeschooling you can pretty much schedule your days off whenever you want. We were able to beat the crowds to Disneyland before the majority of public schools across the country let out for their spring breaks. My daughter, who is not homeschooling yet, missed four days of kindergarten to experience a wonderful family vacation.

My son understood this. We had a deal. Early spring break, then a regular schedule until the end of school in May.

The problem came when he realized that his sister would be home all this week on her break. He did the math and announced, "It's not fair that she gets two weeks off and I only get one!"

His logic was sound, but all I could come back with was, "Sometimes life is not fair."

But, of course, I now had one very grumpy homeschooler on my hands. Rather than turn it into a fight, we compromised and embraced the flexibility of homeschooling by having short days and more outside activities. He'll have an extra couple of days tacked onto his calendar in May so we can finish his lessons properly.

To be honest, I could use another break too. We were all so exhausted by the end of our week at Disneyland that I was thinking how nice it would be to have another vacation, but one at home with nothing to do and nowhere to go. When we did get back home I immediately jumped into our closet organizer project. Then, after finishing that, the weather turned nice for awhile and I was outside in our backyard digging dirt for a stone walkway.

So we're on spring break, again, this week. Actually, it's a Modified Flexible Half-Time Homeschooling Hiatus. Whatever works.

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7 Comments:

Blogger Melany aka Supermom said...

It's great that you guys get to do that. Enjoy the 2nd spring break! ;)

12:10 PM  
Blogger Katrina said...

I think that was a good compromise. I have every confidence that you will get all your needed instructional time in. I suspect homeschooled students are actually on the receiving end of more purely instructional time than your typical public schooled student just because of the one-on-one nature of homeschooling.

12:17 PM  
Blogger Wondering said...

I never liked hearing the "because I said so", from my mother. I vowed as a parent, never to say that. I would explain logically to my children my well reasoned answer to their questions. HA! I didn't reckon with the always sound and often irrefutable logic put forth by my children.And so, I thoroughly enjoyed your sons logic. Can't wait to hear what he propounds when he is old enough for a car.

Braun-Coe Stadium.....when spoken, becomes "Bronco". Perhaps they should be re-named the Bronco Vandals.

12:18 PM  
Blogger Wondering said...

LOL at me! Which just goes to show, I haven't a clue about who does what where in ID.

Braun-Coe Stadium indeed!! Good one Phil.

7:52 AM  
Blogger Hann said...

So where's the photo's?

5:34 AM  
Blogger Redbud said...

"Modified Flexible Half-Time Homeschooling Hiatus." I like that. I'll have to remember that one.

Sherry

2:54 PM  
Anonymous Summer said...

I love the freedom that comes with homeschooling!

7:11 AM  

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