We have entered into our third year of homeschooling, and I’ve learned a very valuable lesson.
School doesn’t need to be thirty-six weeks.
Really, it doesn’t.
It can be 37, 38, 40 weeks. And that’s just fine!
One of the wonderful thing about homeschooling is that we get to do things our way, and on our time schedule.
We have several subjects this year, all of which I have deemed necessary and important.
Some days we do great, and other days we don’t do so well.
This has made me very stressed out trying to stick to a schedule that is all very well planned out. I wasn’t giving myself any wiggle room, for life things that happen. You know the things that happen that you don’t plan for? Like Audrey falling out a window, or Audrey getting into a car accident, or Audrey having her tonsils removed.
Audrey adds a lot of unexpected events to our lives.
So I’ve added a few weeks randomly in the school year, and plan on adding weeks to the end of the school year as our “catch up weeks.” If something gets missed during our 4 weeks on, 1 week off schedule I’ll just keep going, and catch up during one of those built in catch-up weeks.
But what if we’re caught up? Well, then we get a bonus week off!
I already feel a lot less stressed!