Anitra,Anitra wrote:I plan to start Ecc in a couple of weeks, but was wondering if anyone had ever used it in four day weeks and if so, how it was done. I have three children that all have special needs and find myself on the road a couple of days a week going to vision therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and doctor appointments. I am beginning to feel stressed about it all and was hoping some one might have some ideas for me.
We pretty much did ECC in 4-day weeks last year, because of co-ops & activities. (My youngest is virtually an "only" and benefitted from some interaction.)
If you look at your ECC manual, you will see that Fridays are very light. This is because so many homeschoolers basically school in 4 days. And of course that can be shuffled around, and Friday doesn't have to be the lite day.
On our off day, the only thing I would plan for was the morning Writing activity (which sometimes happened in the afternoon on those days). Because of my ds's aversion to writing, I had him do the morning writing even on our days off, rather than combining days. He just read/copy the Bible verse, or we read the 2-page mission story & he copied the one-sentence character trait. And it was nice to always have Bible as part of our day.
But that was just us -- it's not like they are long at all, so doing 2 of these things in one day should work for most kids.
Or, if you don't want to bunch things up, and don't want to do anything on your off days, just keep going with them one at a time & you will catch up. For instance, every so often there are weeks where you do not copy character traits, so you will be able to "catch up" on those.
P.S. The first few weeks of ECC are a little busier, but you could stretch them out if you need to.