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Schedule Free Time

Schedule Free Time
I always encourage parents to schedule free time. We worked our heavy academic subjects 4 days a week.  The 5th day was when we focused more on delight directed learning.  In elementary school, the 5th day was when we went to the park, or roller skating, or met with friends.  In high school, that was the day for my children to do special projects, or work on their electives. They had to get their math and...
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Homeschool High School: How Much is Enough?

Homeschool High School:  How Much is Enough?
How much is enough?  How long should they work?  It's not always easy to know!  One mother asked me to review her school plan, wanting to know if her expectations were appropriate. We're off to a rough start this year due to bad attitudes (both kids and mine!).  In 10th grade, how many hours/day/subject should she be doing?  So far here's what's suppose to be done: *Music - 1 hr, *English (IEW student writing intensive B)...
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More School in Less Time!

More School in Less Time!
Audrey asks: How do you balance what you feel they need to know and do with what they feel they want to know and do? There are not enough hours in the day! This question is actually TWO questions! Q1: How can you get more hours in your day? To some extent, homeschoolers will ALWAYS feel like there aren't enough hours in the day!  It's part of parenting, and even more a part of homeschooling.  There...
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How Can 4 Day per Week Homeschool Work?

How Can 4 Day per Week Homeschool Work?
Hi Lee, My name is Jacci.  I have just finished watching the " Preparing to Homeschool High School " DVDs.  Thank you so much for your support and encouragement!  I have a question regarding specialization.  You mention in the DVDs that you did "regular" school for four days and then on Fridays you would let your sons do things that related to their areas of interest.  I am using Sonlight and right now we are doing...
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