It's silly how guilty I feel admitting this, but we often have a 4 day week.momma2kact wrote:I am just curious if anyone here does a 4 day school week? This is what my mom did most of the time she homeschooled--though not with MFW--so it is very familiar to me. My oldest child is in 1st grade--we have a homeschool co-op on Mondays and try as I might, it just does not work to "do school" on Mondays!
I know all about the light day, but with four children (plus my niece most days--which makes 5). even spending part of that day outside and doing science (all together) doesn't work on Mondays. And Saturdays won't work either. So, I would like to know how it works--if anyone has tried it (successful or not--whether for or against it).
It's pretty easy to combine exploration day with another day. For instance, this Tuesday morning we went to MOPS, so we didn't have school today. So on Wednesday, we'll do the "Tuesday work" in the morning and have Exploration Day in the afternoon. I spend a lot of time reading to my dd, and having her read either independently or outloud to me, and she plays with the pattern blocks and listens to classical music as part of her life, so I don't feel like she's missing out on that.
I've had to get creative lately because of my health issues, but it's working out fine. Sometimes we've made 5 days of school stretch over 2 weeks, but it works for us. I have to say that this curriculum is very easy to work with in that way.