Just a tiny clarification....DEP from MO wrote:We have just ordered MFWK and I am sooo excited! Can't wait to get it!!
Also, maybe I am wrong, but if there are 28 lesson weeks in K and I start in mid August, that puts us at finishing some time in March?? Do you review after that? Just wondering how I explain finishing early to those that believe in a traditional public school year :) Thanks in advance!
There are 166 days of study in the MFW K. 10 days of the introduction unit on Creation. And then 26 units. Each unit is 6 days long (26*6 better equal 156 days). That does NOt mean that you do school on Saturday. In other words, you don't start each of the phonics units on a Monday.
I don't know how many days you are required in your state. In my state we have to do 180 days. I filled those 14 days with other fun stuff --- extra field trips, library programs, some review time, a special day or two to learn about Thanksgiving and Christmas ---- and the 14 days get filled fast.
Usually I've started in June, and take a big spring break instead of a big summer break. And we add in other regular breaks throughout the year as well. As a precaution, you'll want to ask local homeschoolers if there are any specific laws about start dates.