As a rule of thumb, we start school around September 1 and study for six weeks and then take a week off. The mandatory 36 weeks of school take us almost through the end of July.
Around Thanksgiving, we take two weeks off. Around Christmas, we take three weeks off. At the beginning of February, when everybody is burned out of learning and experiencing serious cabin fever, we take two more weeks off. Then another week off in mid-April and mid-June.
August is our “summer break”. Mommy needs a break, too. I am sure we will keep reading and doing some crafts, but it will be relaxed.
This schedule is inspired by Susan Wise Bauer’s “The Well Trained Mind”.
Do you homeschool year-round or do you follow the public school schedule?