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Old 07-25-2012, 09:34 PM   #21
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Re: Year-Round or Fall to Late Spring?

We tend to loosely follow the regular school schedule for a couple of reasons: 1) DS1 is in a private school, so we generally break when he is off so we can to things as a family. 2) We generally have things planned in the summer (family reunions and such) that require a longer break. 3) I need a nice long break at some point during the year to just decompress, and the kids feel like they get a break, too.

I would love to do year-round schooling, but I can't seem to make that work for our family.

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Old 07-26-2012, 05:53 AM   #22
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Re: Year-Round or Fall to Late Spring?

The holidays are so crazy for us, we school Feb-Oct. And take a break Nov-Jan. Works well for us
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Old 07-26-2012, 11:35 PM   #23
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Re: Year-Round or Fall to Late Spring?

Last year we I followed the school system for the most part because I had one in public school and one at home. This year they will both be at home. We will start on the same day as public school but we may do weekends, holidays, snow days, etc.

Edited to add, we have to have 180 (6-hour) days.
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Old 07-27-2012, 05:55 AM   #24
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Re: Year-Round or Fall to Late Spring?

We are going year round for multiple reasons...

Summer is hot in the afternoon (after lunch) and so kids want to be inside anyway, might as well do school then!

Fall and Spring are the best months here and so I prefer to take breaks then.

My son's on a waitlist for a very intense therapy that will prevent him from doing school for a month. Because of this, doing school when we can will ease our workload and we won't have any catching up.

I like being able to take a break unexpectedly, when needed. We also do 4 days a week of school usually.
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