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  #1  
May 31st, 2007, 09:09 AM
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Alright now, be honest ladies! Is anyone else finding it hard to stick to schooling these days? I swear its thursday and we've only had school one day this week!! Dh has had several business trips and things and there is just so much other stuff going on I can't keep up!! It seems like right when I finally plan a few days out we don't get around to my plans for a week or more!! EEEEEEKKKK!!
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May 31st, 2007, 10:19 AM
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Well, I just had to get myself straightened out today. I have been down because we have been getting up at 10am, I have been spending A LOT of time on the computer - asking quetions, sharing stories, searching for homeschool materials, etc. and my house has not gotten cleaned, my kids are not getting my attention, etc. SO, today I made a new rule. I put in laundry, do the dishes, do school with my kids, THEN have computer time for 30 mins to an hour and then back off the computer for the rest of the afternoon till rest time (for the kids). Today is the first day and it is much better. Summer is hard to have a schedule!!
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May 31st, 2007, 10:55 AM
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Yeah, I have to do cleaning first too otherwise we never get anything done!! If I get on the computer first, its all over!
Plus, this weather!! OY!! It is soooo nice out right now- I can't even concentrate- how am I going to expect him to?
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May 31st, 2007, 11:19 AM
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We did our first lessons in about 3 weeks yesterday. Talk about slacking. Oi Vey!
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May 31st, 2007, 01:07 PM
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I figure it's okay since we do school year round. We did three days this week. Monday was a holiday and tomorrow my nephew will be here. We've done 22 days of school since mid-April. If things come up we skip school, no big deal. We're very flexible with things though.
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May 31st, 2007, 01:47 PM
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I figure it's okay since we do school year round. We did three days this week. Monday was a holiday and tomorrow my nephew will be here. We've done 22 days of school since mid-April. If things come up we skip school, no big deal. We're very flexible with things though.[/b]
I think you just TOTALLY hit the nail on the head as to why I have to do school during the "school year"....and I didn't even realize there was a nail to have its head hit until you said it! (Did that make sense?) If I didn't have the accountability of the calendar, telling me that it was the school year, I think I'd be much more likely to fall short on the required amount of days. Knowing that I have to get in 180 days between approximately the end of August and the end of May keeps me on track.
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May 31st, 2007, 02:16 PM
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I have to do 180 days as well. (umbrella school) But they make it clear unschooling and days which are educational without 'formal school' can all be counted as atendence. We often only 'do' 3 or 4 days, but then I mark Saturday down as attendance as well. She does an hour of dance, thats PE class to me.

As to cleaning, being messy helps. I'm weird I tend to prefere late afternoon/night to clean.
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May 31st, 2007, 03:02 PM
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Hmmm...I like the idea of year round schooling too, but I'm going to have to look into what is required as a "day" of school. Thankfully I have a couple more years before I really have to be worried about it.
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May 31st, 2007, 03:05 PM
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The computer is my #1 distraction, too. And of course, if I'm being "lazy" the kids will follow my example.

Disciplining the children is not nearly as difficult as disciplining myself!

Unless you are legally compelled to count school days, I do not think it is necessary.
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May 31st, 2007, 03:32 PM
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Yes, unless it's a legal requirement by your state or umbrella school, don't count days. Never give them more than the law requires. In VA we do not have attendance requirements. Of course I'm the type that if the kid is awake I figure they are learning so I don't think I'd have a problem getting to 180 days if they did.

ETA: I looked it up and Florida has no attendance requirements.
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May 31st, 2007, 03:47 PM
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I'm definitely not giving anymore than the law requires. I'm so frazzled by all of the information that I have taken in within the last few months, it's time to go over it again to make sure I didn't forget anything. I think there is an attendance requirement, but I'm not sure.
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I'm definitely not giving anymore than the law requires. I'm so frazzled by all of the information that I have taken in within the last few months, it's time to go over it again to make sure I didn't forget anything. I think there is an attendance requirement, but I'm not sure.[/b]
What state are you in?

Heather (OT) what state are you in so I can show dd on a map where it is she is going to send her pen pal letters.
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May 31st, 2007, 03:51 PM
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No attendace requirement in FL
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May 31st, 2007, 03:58 PM
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Heather you are in Florida?
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May 31st, 2007, 04:41 PM
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I think Heather's in VA....?
We have no attendance requirements here- but I am going to write them down for my own records because I'm anal like that! The state gets nothing though!
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May 31st, 2007, 05:05 PM
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I'm in FL, and yeah I think Heather is in VA. Thanks for looking, Heather!
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May 31st, 2007, 05:27 PM
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Oh! Lol I already showed dd FL on the map as where Cameron lives. Never mind, same country! What state is VA for us US state chalanged? Sarah is doing a picture for Cameron right now and said "This is for my boy"
Um is that how you spell Cameron or is it Camron? Heather where are you??
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May 31st, 2007, 05:35 PM
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I don't know where Heather is, but VA is Virginia.
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May 31st, 2007, 06:15 PM
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We have to do 180 days and 4 hours a day in TN.
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May 31st, 2007, 07:19 PM
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You could always join the umbrella school I use. It is in TN, it is cheap ($50 per year) they don't tell you what to do, and attendance counts from a trip to the zoo or whatever you feel was a well spent day. They are homeschoolers themselves and want you to use whatever suits your child best. By highschool I think they do want you to be clocking 4 hours but that is a long way away.
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