Every year we adjust our schedule to meet our family’s growing needs. In the past, we’ve worked on a routine similar to that of a typical public school: Four quarters, nine weeks each, a total of 180 days. We had also chosen to do ‘summer school’, so the kids didn’t lose ground or get bored with an unstructured routine. This worked for quite a while, but, as our needs have changed, so has our schedule.
Now, we are working with an entirely new routine. After speaking with our kids, and getting their input, we have decided on the schedule attached to the following pages.
Why the changes?
Instead of doing the extra work of planning summer school or taking the entire summer off, it made more sense to simply change our routine! Now, we have more breaks during our school year (which is highly desired), I am not doing the extra work of planning summer school, and the kids are not losing ground. It’s a win-win all around.
We are extremely excited to put this new schedule to use. I believe we’ll find the frequent breaks beneficial, and I know I’ll enjoy not having the extra planning of summer school nor the silly fear of ‘not finishing on time’.