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4/26/16 7:29 P

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Hi! Good to meet you! We've tried different things. We have a large family and fitting it all in...meals, cleaning up after meals and lessons and grading and doing things with Dad....it was HARD to get it done without feeling like you were doing school all day long.
We tried the All-year school for about 3 years. I liked it because the pressure was off of ME. The kids didn't like it so much, mostly because they wanted a break to look forward to, I think.
Well, two years ago we were having so many various problems throughout the year, family members passing away, my husband off work and not being accepted for disability and on and on and on...that when summer came...WE NEEDED A BREAK!!!! DESPERATELY. We just had to take some time to heal. Last year was the same. We moved my mom into an apartment at the back of our house while she was healing and she had stayed for a whole year. So...yeah...we need that break.
I have 9 kids. 3 have graduated, one is due to graduate soon. That leaves a 'fairly easy 5' left to teach. I wonder what lies ahead. :) And I wonder if our schedule will be adjusted again.
No matter the schedule, my favorite thing to unify the family with is always having books that I read aloud to them. We just finished Grayfox. Great for teen sons!

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3/7/16 4:21 P

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What is INTERESTING for THIS year ~2016~ i just got the test materials on Fri.Mar4th. I look them over and realize I NEED TO TEST THIS WEEK as the math covered is EXACTLY what we covered in Math U See last week.So we are testing THIS WEEK~ MAR.7-11,2016!


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3/2/16 10:34 A

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We do the testing to coincide with Easter ~before or after ~preferably BEFORE.
As we have a Co-op that falls on a Wed. this year {when I had planned to do my testing~I'll have to move it UP or BACK a week}. What's NICE is the testing window ~ Mar.3-Apr.30 ~a 2 month window~ to test and get the materials back to them .~they want the testing materials within a week or so after you test ~you PICK the date~. I had chosen Mar.29 to test so the materials should be mailed to me here any day now .
I use Abeka for testing the state test~Stanford 10.
We did the IOWA tests for giftedness LAST year ~he was in 2nd grade~ though I KNEW he was GIFTED ~I wanted it in BLACK AND WHITE ~in case, he qualified for any special programs when we moved to TN.
I LIKE to do the testing to see where both myself as a teacher and my student,my son,stand in relation to the state.I also LIKE to GIVE US A REST AFTER the testing and we BOTH NEED THE SPRING/EASTER BREAK. So,when I am going to order my tests {which is about late JAN. ~to get a discount ~only 10%`but it HELPS!~}, I look at when EASTER
is~ and then schedule. Funny thing , I forgot about our co-op dates~every other Wed. til May ~b/c our co-ops ~when we lived in CA~ were always on Friday mornings or afternoons and we would be done with the testing by then.

Edited by: MOMWANTSNOWAIST at: 3/2/2016 (10:41)
In God my heart trusts. ----Proverbs 28:7

Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6

KNOW that the LORD is GOD.It is HE who made us,And we are HIS;
We are HIS people,
The sheep of HIS pasture.
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3/2/16 7:19 A

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I LOVE the all year schedule! Our schedule it a bit different but same idea! Lots of larger breaks with lots of learning!

May I ask, when do you do testing?

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3/1/16 4:32 P

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Yes! I write on the report card YearRound and I have taught year round although we have a more traditional school year. I start in late JULY for 1 week~ and we study another country,another culture,its customs,food ,and animal life.
Then we take a BREAK til the 3rd week of AUGUST ~AND BEGIN THE SCHOOL YEAR.
Our next break is CHRISTMAS VACATION FOR A MONTH.
Then in school til EASTER VACATION FOR 1 WEEK and then til THE END OF MAY.
WE ARE ON SUMMER BREAK til last week of JULY.
Does that info help? Are we a go? Let me know how we can help! emoticon

Edited by: MOMWANTSNOWAIST at: 3/1/2016 (16:33)
In God my heart trusts. ----Proverbs 28:7

Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6

KNOW that the LORD is GOD.It is HE who made us,And we are HIS;
We are HIS people,
The sheep of HIS pasture.
Psalm 100:3
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3/1/16 7:15 A

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Hi all! Our family has adapted the year-round schooling schedule! I"m looking for other families who also school year-around. ANYONE out there want to be buddies?

I am so blessed! I pray for many blessings for each of you as you journey through your life.

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