It’s April 1st and we have started the first day of our completely unplanned Spring Break.
What do I mean by the unplanned Spring Break? Well, I have found one of the biggest challenges of homeschooling is living our schedule the way we want to live our schedule without giving in to the schedule of the local schools and other family and friends that do traditional school. Each time I plan to move ahead with school, even though our friends and family are on a traditional school break, I find that we end up not being able to stay on track. Why? Well, because we are at home and therefore able to run errands, go places, and provide childcare at any time – right?
Well, I must say, I usually don’t mind but I need to admit that this happens and plan our schedule accordingly. This week we will have between 1 and 4 extra children at any given time this week. Again, I’m happy to help but I should have planned accordingly. Though I’m sure we will fit in some school related activities, and we have our last week (week 24) of Classical Conversations this week so we will still have that, we will not get the projects I had scheduled for the week completed.
Avarie is very excited to have friends coming for a few days, as this happens infrequently, and therefore she has written out a detailed plan of their scheduled activities for the two days. I think this is very adorable and I’m looking forward to how this will play out. And I love that I can help out my friends and relatives when they are in need of some assistance with childcare. I have planned out some fun crafts we have been putting off which will be great for all the kids. I originally planned one outing and school as usual the rest of the time. But, overall, it should be a great week! Just not the week I thought I would have.
Does your homeschool schedule fall to the mercy of other schedules at times? What do you do to get back on track?