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June 30th, 2007, 02:44 PM
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Since all of our summer activities started. But the only last 6 weeks...and we are already 1 week through it. May just take a 6 week big time scale back. Then when we start up again that will probably be the beginning of our new year.
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June 30th, 2007, 03:31 PM
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So how long is your summer break? Over here schools have 6 weeks (ps) and 8 weeks (privet) We havn't been doing as much school while second term winter break is on either. That is just a couple of weeks though.
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June 30th, 2007, 03:56 PM
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Normal summer break for public school is almost 3 months long.
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June 30th, 2007, 04:14 PM
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Wow No wonder you call it 'Summer break' you do actualy break for the whole summer. Wouldn't the kids have forgoten everything after 3 months? The 6/8 weeks summer break here is known as Christmas break, because Christmas is right in the middle of it.
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June 30th, 2007, 04:28 PM
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Wow No wonder you call it 'Summer break' you do actualy break for the whole summer. Wouldn't the kids have forgoten everything after 3 months? The 6/8 weeks summer break here is known as Christmas break, because Christmas is right in the middle of it.[/b]
Yes, they do forget a lot. And so they have to spend about a month just reviewing at the beginning of the next year! Thus we don't plan on taking what is known in the states as a summer break.
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June 30th, 2007, 04:35 PM
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Yes, I imagine taking off a whole 3 months as a homeschooler would be hard to do. How long are end of term holidays over there?
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June 30th, 2007, 07:09 PM
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Yes, I imagine taking off a whole 3 months as a homeschooler would be hard to do. How long are end of term holidays over there?[/b]
I think that depends on the school system. I think the kids around here have a week or more off for Christmas/New Year depending upon which day it falls. And then a break in Feb and then one in May.
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June 30th, 2007, 07:36 PM
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here the PS kids go back the 1st week of Sept..then have a few days off in Nov, a week-10 days for christimas then a week in Feb and a week in April..then we are out for the summer sometime around the 20th-25th of June..w e don't get 3 months.. just a touch over 2...way too long..the kids get "summer dumb"...
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June 30th, 2007, 08:24 PM
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Ok so you have 4 terms like us. I think schools here have a week at Easter, 2 weeks June, 2 weeks Sep then the 6-8 weeks summer/Christmas hols. So your schools probably arn't out for much longer then ours, the holidays are just aranged diffrently. How long is your ps school day? Most here run from 9am till 3.15pm.
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June 30th, 2007, 08:39 PM
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We haven't been doing much school lately either. Dh was off for a few days, then the kids were going to VBS, and now dh is off for 7 days. We'll probably get back in the swing of things when he goes back to work.

Around here, school usually starts the middle of August, a 4 day weekend for Thanksgiving, about 10-14 days for Christmas, a week in March for spring break, and then they're out the last week in May or 1st week of June (it was June this year). A bill was passed last year though that supposedly says the schools can't start before September and have to be out by the end of May. I think they're still starting the last week of August though.
Oh, and a school day is 8:00-3:00 for elementary 8:00-3:30 for high school.
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June 30th, 2007, 09:05 PM
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8am! *gulp* That would be soo hard in the winter! Why does anyone choose the system when homeschooling is so great!
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June 30th, 2007, 10:15 PM
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I've been trying desperately to get schoolwork done like usual but the summer just gets so darn busy! I really need to keep on track so I can finish strong before the baby gets here and then start a new year after she's born. I'd hate to have to finish old stuff after she's born- if we don't finish we'll probably end up forgetting about it and starting anew sometime in October/november
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June 30th, 2007, 10:27 PM
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The elementary school my kids would go to is 8-3:30-ish Tuesday through Friday. Monday they get out at 12:40. I saw the sign but I don't remember the exact hours. The go back the day after Labor Day (first week of September) and then have off three days in November for Thanksgiving, a week in December for Christmas, a week in the spring for Easter/Spring Break, and they get out the second to third week of June so they have about 2 1/2 months for summer vacation. They also have off random holidays like Memorial Day in May and Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday in January.
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