Year-Round Homeschooling Schedule: Break Week FAQ
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We have observed a year-round school calendar from the very beginning, 9 1/2 years ago. We begin our school year in July, do school in 6-week terms with a break between terms, taking off all of December and June. Read more: The Secret of Year-Round Homeschooling For us, the regular breaks – none of which are too long – help keep us refreshed and motivated without going through extended breaks which require lots of review time when we return to … Read More

The Secret of Year-Round Homeschooling
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We’ve all felt it. The freshness of the new school year has faded. We go to bed bone-weary, frustrated, wondering if we’re doing everything all wrong. We wake up tired, put one foot in front of the other, and dread the task of getting everyone moving in the morning. This, my friends, is the beginning of burnout. We can’t ignore the warning signs. We can’t push through it. We can’t homeschool well in burnout mode. Homeschooling from Rest At a … Read More

What do the kids think about school in July?
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I recently discovered the app Periscope. Have you tried it out yet? I’m playing around with it this week, and it’s kinda fun. I’m @MystieWinckler there if you want to come chat with me about various organization and homeschool topics. You can’t get there via a website; you do have to use the app. This week’s question came from Instagram, when I posted about our start of our new school year in early July. It seems like a natural question, … Read More

Our Time Budget & Flow Chart for Summer Term
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Today is the first day of school for us. We wrapped up our last year in early May, so we’ve been eight weeks without lessons and, worse, eight weeks without structure. I always have good intentions going into summer that we will still stick to some sort of routine that will keep us all stable, but it never happens. Summer break is a break, and it probably should be. It’s probably good for us all that we start a new … Read More

Classical Homeschool Plan for Summer Term 2015
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I always want to kick off the new year in full gear, full speed, full throttle. Turns out that approach drives the whole venture straight off the cliff, and fast. It was two years ago my friend pretty much forced me to ease into my schedule by saying we shouldn’t start our lesson-trading mini-co-op until September, even if our year-round schedule begins in July. I went along with that suggestion, but it hadn’t been my idea – if we’re going … Read More

31 Days of Organizing Homeschool Stuff: My Year-Round Schedule in Real Life

This month I am taking you on a tour of my favorite organizing solutions. They aren’t likely to hot on Pinterest or featured on a crafty blog, but they make life around here run more smoothly. Schooling Year-Round Yes, we are those sorts of homeschoolers who school year-round. It seems like people interpret this to mean we are always school, school, school. The truth is that I school year-round so I can have more of a break, not less. I … Read More

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