Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Decisions, decisions

Well, the traditional school year is about to come to a close. For homeschoolers that is not necessarily the case. As homeschoolers we have choices to make. Do we let our children have the summer off? Or do we continue with school throughout the summer?
We normally home school through the summer. We live in a place that is really hot, and it is better all around if we just take more breaks when the weather is bearable, and stay in the air conditioning when it is so miserable.
Additionally, it is hard to get back in the swing of things if we take the summer off. Consider traditional schools and the months of reviewing that they do to recover the knowledge that is lost when children are allowed to be idle over the summer break.
Last summer we had the unfortunate opportunity to see how a summer off would effect our schooling. Due to family issues with my extended family, we just didn’t do school. Because of that we got behind the schedule I had set for us, and when we went back to school it was hard to get back in the routine of doing school. It took us several months to get the ball rolling again. I’m thinking we are just going to let that ball keep rolling all summer this year. What decision will you make?

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