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  1. #1
    Site Administrator Arrived Aandwsmom's Avatar
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    Default Weekly Poll: School year almost done?

    So, it is May(can you believe it?!)!!

    And that means for a lot of us, the school year is wrapping up.

    At our house(my baby, aka the high school Senior) has about 3-4 weeks left. Depends on if he wants to push it or not.

    He is already down to just 3 classes.

    And then, School will be out for the Summer!!

    Lots of plans and fun ahead!

    Kids can't wait. This MOM can't wait. I am ready for a break.

    How about you? Is your school year almost done?
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    We have about 12 days left! After that we'll shift into no formal lessons and just do video's, games, and informal learning until after Independence Day when we'll start back up with the formal learning. Eventually we plan to transition into year round, but I'm still hoping to take the month of May off every year after this one. Georgia is pretty in May plus, a lot of summer vacation stuff has opened up, but is in between spring break and summer break!

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    Senior Member Enlightened
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    I voted year around. We take random breaks frequently. We plan to continue at our current pace with breaks until we move in mid July. Not sure when we'll pick back up after moving. We'll just play that by ear.

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    We are starting a 3-week break right now to travel (and recover from traveling). When we return, we are doing about 3 more weeks of most subjects, but some things will be done sooner than others. Then, we shift into summer mode with library summer reading club and daily Khan Academy. We will resume a full schedule at the end of August.
    Second year homeschooling DS - 11, pre-pre-schooling DD - 2
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    Done!! DS had his last final exams for dual credit and finished his other work this week. We all went out for a celebratory graduation dinner Friday night.

    I am now the parent of two homeschool graduates.

    Homeschooled two kids for 11 years, now trying to pay it forward

    Daughter -- a University of Iowa graduate: BA in English with Creative Writing, BA in Journalism, and a minor in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

    Son -- a Purdue University graduate: BS in Computer Science, minor in math, geology, anthropology, and history

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    Congrat, Carol!
    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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    Yes and No. A homeschool year as far as reporting goes in my state runs from 7/1-6/30. I have to have a portfolio for an evaluator to look at and objectives for next year for her to approve, and file my paperwork with the state by 6/30. It takes a week or two for me to organize all that. So I wrap up the bulk of our daily more formal work around the end of May to start that ball rolling.

    But this year we started formal work late - really late. In January. We spent the fall through December being unschoolish, doing co-op classes in science and writing, following DS's interests, and doing intensive therapy for working memory issues, before tackling math hard again. DS has gone through an entire grade of math since January (4 months). However, I feel the year got away from us as far as what I hoped to cover in science and history, as we focused on the therapy and math. So, we will continue to work on Math and do some intensive block scheduling of history and science for as long as it takes to wrap those up so in the fall he can move forward on track.

    So math is never done for him, he needs to continue with it to retain skills, and the science and history? He'll work through until he's done. I don't know if it will be June or August. "School" changes for us around Memorial Day, and I legally wrap things up for the current year, but being "done" and taking a summer break hasn't happened for us as homeschoolers in a few years.
    homeschooling one DS, age 13.

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    I only have one more science class left for both Physics and Big History, but I'm already planning mini summer science classes and next year's chemistry classes. We already started crash course gov't and will continue studying gov't throught the summer. 16yr old never finishes his math by May so he'l keep working on that til its done, usually fall when its time to start the next one. So I consider this school year over but we don't ever completely stop, just switch gears a bit. I'm happy to switch topics too.
    Stay at home physicist - Mom to C (18 & off to college)) and J (15)

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    I had planned to school throughout the summer, with a couple of week long breaks, but my daughter's gymnastics team has drastically increased workout time during the summer. Starting in June, she will go in five days a week - 3 days in the morning/afternoon, 2 days in the afternoon/evenings. This is a big shift from her current evening practice schedule, and completely different from the practice schedule last summer, so it surprised me and threw off my plans.

    I was going to school year round because summer break last year was a bit of a disaster. Math was forgotten and getting them to start back up again was really hard. To avoid this, I'm hoping to do a bit of an abridged schedule for the gymnast by having her do a little bit of school on the mornings she is home during the summer, take off completely for a few weeks in June, go back to the abridged schedule in August, and regular school in September. She behind in a few areas and really struggles with math, so I really want to keep that up.

    My son doesn't have anything on his summer schedule, so I'll keep working with him until he asks for a break.
    Spending my days learning with DD 10 and DS 8.

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    We are done in about three weeks and I'm burnt to a freakin' crisp. Then we're on vaca for two months. Cannot wait!
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    --Kelly--Atheist/Accidental/Alternative Homeschool Mom to one great daughter in southern Iowa since 3/1/10. Tenth Grade: Saxon Algebra-2, Holt World Geography, Holt Biology, myPerspectives-10/Creative Writing, Spanish-2, and Computer Science.

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