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Half or Full Day?
February 23, 2013 at 8:04 PM
Half or Full Day?

Hey ladies. Question for you all:
I was wondering how or if you differentiate between half or full days? I know homeschool often takes less time than conventional school. How do you decide I'd you did a full day or half day of work? Hours, subjects covered, material mastered? Or do you not differentiate at all?

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  • Walnutgrovefarm
    February 23, 2013 at 8:39 PM

    I consider it a full day when we've completed all subjects that I have picked out for the year excluding science and history which are on alternate days. Definetly not a full day like ps. Homework is done after I've gone through what needs to be taught by me then I let him have independent study time. Works for us. Half day is just doing math and english.

  • CatFishMom
    February 23, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    I wouldnt count either half or full-I would go by the work completed. If you finish all or most of what you set up to accomplish, Id consider it a successful day.

  • TigerofMu
    February 23, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    I don't differentiate.  If we do work, or go on a field trip, or have a learning activity, then it's a school day.  We do a lot more than our required 180 days!

  • hipmomto3
    February 23, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    I don't make a distinction. It's either a school day or it isn't. I'm an all or nothing kind of gal. ;)

  • starbeck96
    February 23, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    We don't really differentiate between a full day or half day.  If for some reason they don't get to everything they were supposed to do for the day, then they just add it to the next day's lesson.

  • coala
    by coala
    February 24, 2013 at 12:15 AM

    Our boxed curric is 2 hours for my K student and 2 1/2 for my 1st grader.  I have coaxed my K student into doing 3 hours worth of work 4 days a week.  I am trying to nudge her along as she is bored with a few of her classes.

  • jen2150
    by jen2150
    February 24, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    I look around at my house.  If my house is a mess it is because we had a very full day.  There is nothing like an erupted science experiment in my kitchen sink.  LOL  We are learning every day.  We also homeschool year round so I don't give it really that much thought.  We are mostly child led so learning is an everyday thing for us.

  • debramommyof4
    February 24, 2013 at 10:23 AM

     We finish our day at nap time, but I still consider it a full day because we finish all of our work by then.

  • blueyedbaker
    February 24, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    I've never thought about it before. When our work is done, we're done. If we didn't finish some work it gets done the next day. 

  • mem82
    by mem82
    February 24, 2013 at 12:04 PM
    This. I guess I feel if we hit math and Language I would call it good.

    Quoting TigerofMu:

    I don't differentiate.  If we do work, or go on a field trip, or have a learning activity, then it's a school day.  We do a lot more than our required 180 days!

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