Year schedule: Has anyone tried…

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    I’m curious if anyone has tried shorter days with less vacation days for their school year schedule. If so, how did that work for you? How did you map it out? Right now I only have one child entering school (6 y/o). But our home is rather busy with a 5 y/o, 4 y/o, 2 y/o, new born and plenty of food allergies to cook for.

    Days with lessons just seem to make the day go smoother, even if it is just a little time. That added to only having a little time most days makes me think it might be a winning strategy for this phase of life.


    I have always found that my kids do better with a bit of consistent scheduling. When my kids were younger days were already shorter for school, often taking advantage of nap time for focused work and meal time to read aloud. We did have a start and end date, with few vacation days, and through the summer we kept a similar schedule, not necessarily every day, but at least a few days a week doing usually some math and reading, often during nap time for the younger one.

    As my kids got older we stuck with a pretty consistent schedule and fewer vacation days during the school year and over summer break we continue math and reading aloud.

    We like to buckle down and get school done during our school months and over the summer continue with math or else it just seems to be forgotten easily (especially challenging higher levels of math) and reading. It has worked well for us for 10 years.

    I know some families that take many breaks over the year and their school work takes the entire 12 months to complete.

    I always say do what works for your family now, and be ready to adapt as they grow older 🙂

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