Only 7 weeks of school left! How do you

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Only 7 weeks of school left! How do you
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Mon, 04-21-2003 - 8:01am
keep the kids occupied all summer? What activities will they be doing and where will you or they be going?

If you homeschool, do you take the summer months off? Or do you continue your education year round?

Sherri

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Mon, 04-21-2003 - 3:57pm
Since I work, it's always a chore. We, too, have 7 weeks to go, then 11 off (previously usually 12, but due to the day of the week of Christmas/New Year's this past season, they got 2 weeks off then). DS is hoping to be a 'helper' at a 6 week camp (one of those weeks he'll be at Boy Scout camp in Wisconsin - should be interesting; educational, but he's never been away that long, much less 600 miles away, and only knows one other boy in the troop so far). But they haven't called yet on the 'helper', so I've set him up for ($$$) regular camps to attend in case it doesn't come through. And then he's set up for art camps for 4 weeks until the last week in August, when we usually go on vacation. This year, however, they have a middle school orientation that week, so we'll have an abbreviated vacation, and I'll still have to take the week off (I only get 2/year) to cover - I'm just not ready to leave him home all day like that yet.

Sue

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Mon, 04-21-2003 - 11:26am
Our kids go to camp for 8 weeks. They have a very long summer break this year. Our school district is delaying the start of school a week in Sept. due to construction. So, there will still be 3 1/2 weeks between the end of camp and the start of school! I'm seriously thinking of not going back to work before then (unless the right opportunity finds me; I got a great severence). I don't know how we'd cover all that time otherwise! Because of all the snow days we had, there will be only a couple of days between the end of school and the start of camp, as the school year was extended by a week.

Sam and Rachel will attend the same day camp they've been going to for years. Rachel will go for 8 weeks. Sam will go for 6 weeks, followed by 2 weeks at overnight camp - his first time! I'm hoping he'll love it and convince Rachel to try it next year. Overnight camp can be a wonderful, maturing experience.

After camp, we'll take one week for a family vacation. Don't know where yet, but dh is saying he wants to use some of the frequent flyer tickets he's accumulated. It's one benefit to his traveling for work.

Janet

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Mon, 04-21-2003 - 10:18am
We school yr round. this is our schedule; 6 wks of school - one week break, w/all of the month of august off to break up the school yrs. during the fall & winter, we school from 9 am - 1pm, during the spring/summer monthes we school from 1 - 4 pm (some days are a little longer or shorter, depending on workload but this is our general schedule). this schedule works really well for us. when we get in a rut or just really busy, it helps to know we almost always have a break coming up soon. i've also found over the yrs that we have to do much less review using this schedule.

to keep dd busy during the summer monthes, i plan to take advantage of our ymca membership ! we have a great pool and day camp program. we will also have visits from cousins and a couple of camping trips. ~irena