View Poll Results: What days do you school?

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  • Mon - Fri

    19 41.30%
  • Mon - Thu

    3 6.52%
  • Mon, Wed, Fri

    0 0%
  • 5 Other Days

    2 4.35%
  • 4 Other Days

    5 10.87%
  • 3 Other Days

    1 2.17%
  • I'm Fancy (See Below)

    18 39.13%
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    Senior Member Arrived TFZ's Avatar
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    Default What days do you school?

    Just out of curiosity - what days do you do school? Do you keep a regular weekly schedule or do your days off change?
    I'm a work-at-home mom to three, homeschool enthusiast, and avid planner fueled by lattes and Florida sunshine. My oldest is 6 and is a fircond grader (that's somewhere between first and second, naturally), my preschooler just told me she wants to learn how to read, and my toddler is a force of nature.

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    Totally uncreatively M-F. Used to school year-round, now do school-lite in the summer to keep up with math and writing.
    Eclectically homeschooling 8th grade dd, who likes science as much as art...

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    We dont have set days for school. We try to do some math and handwriting practice 4 days a week, but everything else is very loosy goosy.

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    It varies. I try to do M-F with Thursdays being a day of school, but not at home. We meet our group on Thursday and the kids take classes together, or we do a trip, or something educational, or at least enough so that I feel the day "counts" as a school day. We don't usually come home and do math and English, though, on Thursdays. The other four weekdays I try to get more "school" work done. However, if we have something else planned (doctor appointment - we travel to his specialists, a 2 hour trip, one way), that takes up the day usually. If we have appointments closer to home (dentist, hair cut, therapy, eye exam) then we do a modified day of Math, English, and one other subject. We do often end up working on school on a weekend, usually projects for presentations with our homeschool group, or science. I plan each week, each day. However - life. I try to be adaptable. DS needs some structure or he'll do nothing but watch baseball and play video games and play guitar. So I make sure he does enough. I hope. I always feel we should do more.
    homeschooling one DS, age 13.

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    We are fancy and loosey-goosey!

    We do 'The Three Rs' 3-4 times a week on the days that we do not have much going on. Everything else is unschoolish, embedded into our general learning lifestyle. We go year round with breaks for travel and 'mental health days' (mostly mine).
    mom to 3 girls: DD10, DD9, DD6

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    Year-round weekday halfschoolers here.
    Mama of one DS, class of 2026;
    recovering schoolteacher;
    lifelong bookworm

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    We homeschool M-Th with Fridays being clean house day. We also reserve Friday for end of chapter tests so we start Monday on a new chapter. We also take "sun" days off from time to time. These are commonly referred to as "snow" days in the public schools. We don't take snow days off, we take "sun" days off!
    Homeschooling Mamarama
    Native Idahoan Atheist
    Eclectically homeschooling since 2006.

    Son (20) - Class of 2014
    Daughter (17) - Class of 2016
    Daughter (15) - Class of 2019

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    Every day. Now, not a full schedule, 7 days/wk, but something every day. Routine is very important here. Days of no/low expectations tend to fly apart at the seams, and the next day that work is required is WWIII. After years of this and of playing around with the schedule I finally resigned myself to the fact that we need to be fancy. We don't take extended breaks, we don't take time off in the summer, etc. Dd does math, piano practice, chores, and some assigned reading every stinkin' day. We will have the occasional mental health day, but generally illness and holidays are our only official "time off."
    Skrink - mama to my 14 yo wild woman

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    Now you know that I HAD to choose that I'm fancy, TFZ!!!

    We work 5 days in a week's time. I generally consider my week starting if something comes up and interferes M-Fri, then we make it up Sat or Sun

    Hs lite for summer time too
    Homeschooling two sons (14 and 16) from day one. Atheist.
    Eclectic, Slackschooler covering 8th and 10th grades this year.

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    We do most regular school stuff Mon- Fri. But we also have a German school for a couple of hours on Saturdays. Occasionally, if something doesn't get done in Friday due to life, we finish it on the weekend.
    Second year homeschooling DS - 11, pre-pre-schooling DD - 2
    Blog: Secular Home Education

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