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Old 07-16-2012, 03:17 PM   #1
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Year-Round or Fall to Late Spring?

I am trying decide how I want to schedule our homeschool year and leaning toward year round with long breaks over the holidays, the summer and garden planting time
I don't know if its universal but in Indiana, we're required to document 180 days. What about where you are?

What do you do; year round or "public school schedule"? What do you think is best for your kids? and of course, WHY?

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Old 07-16-2012, 03:34 PM   #2
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Re: Year-Round or Fall to Late Spring?

We go along with the public school schedule. The reason being is my mother and my sister both work in the school system and we enjoy having breaks off together .
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We are doing year round schooling so we can let life happen and not worry about getting it all done during the public school system calender. We also have to have 180 days averaging 4 hours a day.
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We are doing year round schooling so we can let life happen and not worry about getting it all done during the public school system calender.
We are doing year round for this same reason.
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We are doing year round schooling so we can let life happen and not worry about getting it all done during the public school system calender. We also have to have 180 days averaging 4 hours a day.
This is why we will be schooling year round also. We also have to document 180 days with 4 hours per day
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Re: Year-Round or Fall to Late Spring?

Nice suggestions! Makes me want to homeschool year-round next year!
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:51 PM   #7
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We are going to do year round we the kids get old enough. DH will be teaching, but we want him to participate in our kids education. We might take a pseudo break between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:59 PM   #8
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Re: Year-Round or Fall to Late Spring?

This was our first year and we did it pretty similar to the school schedule because I had to watch my nephew this summer. It the future I'll probably do some stuff year round, with a few breaks thrown in here and there. We may also have a lighter schedule during the summer because of gardening, canning, swimming, ect. So I wouldn't mind having a couple weeks or so of summer vacation....but right now I feel like my kids brains are turning into mush and they are forgetting everything. If we did smaller breaks throughout the year hopefully that wouldn't be as much of an issue.
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Re: Year-Round or Fall to Late Spring?

We're doing a year round schedule so we can take breaks when we need/want (like this year we plan to take a break when baby arrives in September), plus we'll take breaks for holidays, we can vacation during the off seasons, etc. We're also required to have 180 days/year.
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Re: Year-Round or Fall to Late Spring?

We do year round so we can be relaxed about it through the year. Life happens and we don't get it done everyday. Or, we take off a few weeks for this or that, like a new baby in Oct. This allows us not to worry about it.

Also, I feel my kids need the structure in the summer just as they do in the winter. And, it's too hot to be outside anyway. We do less in the spring and fall than we do in the middle of summer.
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