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    Default Weekly Poll: How many days a week are you home?

    Well this one always makes me laugh, because when you think of HOMEschooling you think you are ACTUALLY at home doing it!

    ALL the things that we are signed up for we are gone ALMOST 6 out of 7 days! Yes I included the weekend, especially when I think of homeschooling. We do Art on the weekend with dad, volunteer, now sport camps (LONG STORY), Spanish (doing a little every day), nature hikes (with a educational twist) and SO much more! I can only think of Monday and Thursday that are open for doing anything at home OR to add in another outing

    So how many days are you home normally each week?
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    We live a bit far from town and so try to keep outings to two days. But in those two days-we pack it all in there. Time with friends, classes, field trips, grocery shopping, lunch and even a bit of actual school work. We do live next to the national forest and are able to go on a hike in the forest/mountains on the 5 days that we stay home-so that gets us out of the house if even for an hour or two. Starting in January-we will bump up the outing days to 3 days per week. We will add an extracurricular and some volunteer work.
    Mom of 3 - 2 girls (12 and 8) and 1 baby boy on the way.

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    Well, on the calendar we have co-op on Wednesdays, field trips on Fridays, the weekends are totally packed with sports and various activities, and at least one day a week we have something set like art and science programs at the library. Adding to that shortly as we get settled will be guitar lessons and DS is taking on a volunteer gig at the library, plus we're breaking our one sport per season rule by adding in basketball (and later in the season, cross country ski team). In between all that we're house hunting, so DS is getting quite a lesson in finances and real estate.
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    We're away from home on Monday and Friday afternoons, and Tuesday mornings on a regular basis, but we're away at other times for various field trips on a less regular basis.
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    I chose 2 because that's our average, though it can fluctuate between 1 and 3.

    There are 2 days of Tae Kwon Do at the Youth Center, 3 days of errands each week, 1 day out bowling, and I aim for at least 2 playground days - more when it's warmer weather. Of course, those days overlap. The errands, bowling and playground days usually happen on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, while Tae Kwon Do is on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

    So, yeah... Not home constantly, though sometimes I wouldn't mind if we were.
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    Seven. I leave home as seldom as possible. And when we do do things I prefer to do it as early as possible in the morning, and be home by 11am. So we're still home most of the day. Maybe twice a month, we'll spend the day out and about as a family...usually just hanging out downtown or the zoo. My kids aren't in any activities, though.

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    Does this mean home all day, or home most of the day? I said one, because we go out for something almost every day, but sometimes that's just for a couple of hours.
    Laina
    homeschooling mother of Louisa (8yo) and Daniel (5yo)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laina View Post
    Does this mean home all day, or home most of the day? I said one, because we go out for something almost every day, but sometimes that's just for a couple of hours.
    Ditto. We're out all day a couple days of the week (though we usually manage to get in an hour or so of school before we go). We're out most of the day or a big chunk a couple, and then we're out for just one short class a couple days of the week. On average, we have 1-2 days where we're basically home all day.
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    We're never out all day. That would be exhausting! The kids extracurricular activities are in the mid to late afternoon (Tuesday and Thursday) and our homeschooling group's park day is two hours on Wednesday morning, weather permitting.
    Mother of two monkeys...daughter age 8.5 and son age 10.

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    I laugh every time I see a description of homeschoolers on the go all the time - because that is totally not us. We are home 5-6 days a week.
    -Hampchick (aka Dawn)
    Eclectic homeschooler of EJ (8) and JD (5.5)
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