I'm thinking about something really crazy over here in LaLa land. Joel is right in the middle of busy season. Holy week is coming up and pretty much after that he is beat for about a week, which he takes off, the wise man that he is. I was contemplating our church year and the weather and all these crazy things and then I thought to myself, "Why don't we have school during the summer and then take an extended three month winter break?" We homeschool, we have the freedom to do that and there are a couple of bonuses. I thought I would list our specific pro/con list for you today, because I like to work stuff like this out on my blog so you can be bored and drift off to sleep when you're suffering from insomnia because I'm cool like that :D
First let's look at the cons:
1. Public school doesn't do it that way.
2.Keeping Hannah inside during the winter is hard, can't even imagine the summer.
3. We'll be freaks (oh wait, I already am!)
4. It feels odd.
5. Most of the homeschool groups break for the summer
6. Placing her in a grade level might be difficult if we ever stop homeschooling.
7. She will be in between grade levels when most people are in the middle of them.
8. If I say she's in second grade does that mean she is?
Here are the pros
1. It gives us the bulk of our learning time when Joel is less busy at work.
2. We can have classes outside on nice days
3. My personal energy level is higher in the summer and lower in the winter.
4. Visiting family in the winter won't disrupt our school routine.
5. Hannah's a young five, it should help her be exposed to similar things as her public school friends at the same age range.
6. We might be able to get field trips together with Hannah's church peers because they are not in school and would need alternatives to sitting in front of the tube all day.
7. Museusm are less crowded in the summer because of the lack of field trips by the public school system
8. I like the idea
I had a really hard time with that con list. Could you tell I made some of them up just to make a list anyway? Those are my thoughts. Feel free to leave your pros and cons on my idea!