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April 25th, 2010, 09:10 AM
silverlife silverlife is offline
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I plan on doing year round school. Here's a few of the reasons why:

* No having to spend a month reviewing the previous material before really getting into the new curriculum.

* You can take a slower pace on subjects that are not easy for your child.

* No break to the routine. A few months of all play and no school might make it hard to get a wiggly child to be willing to sit and do school.

* It's not like my husband gets the summer off and we could go vacation all summer, so why not do school then?

* You can take vacations when your family needs it, rather than during peak vacation season.

* To make school only four days a week.

For example, during the school year, do school 4 days a week. You'll get 4/5 of the reading and math done. Most other subjects don't need a full five days, so they'll be done during the normal school year. To fill in the other 1/5 of reading and math, do light schooling in the summer where you do only reading and math 4 days a week.

That means you could have a day off each week for field trips, co-ops, outside activities like gymnastics or swimming, take a break from curriculum and do learning games instead, or use that day to get things like grocery shopping done.
Mama to an elementary school boy, kindergarten girl, and my miracle toddler girl.
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