We learn on Saturday and Sunday, but we cannot add it to our portfolio. Our evaluator frowns on it.
Yesterday we went for a hike in the woods. We searched for coltsfoot, violet leaves, stellaria, all the early spring plants. We did duct-tape wrist bands and they stuck their finds on the ducttape so we could bring it home with us. Then they wrote a bit about what they found and where it was (the hillsides facing South had the new plant growth while the northern facing hillsides still had old snow).
Today they are out gathering up the wood Daddy sawed up on Friday. They are stacking it and counting the pieces in each stack and making a chart about it. Then Zave was dividing it out (we know about how many pieces we use in each firing) to determine how many days' worth of firings we have cut. They helped plan and cook breakfast this morning (we are covering nutrition). So there was measuring and all that jazz. I think they learn nearly as much on the weekends as they do in a "school day" but our evaluator just doesn't see it that way.
I live in PA. Yeah, we are one of those strict states. We make a portfolio for the year which needs to be reviewed by an evaluator then we have a meeting with the school district supervisor. We can choose other evaluators, but then the school district is more "thorough" during the meeting.
What state do you live in? Does every family have to have an evaluator
Blue..lol...I would just change the dates on work done over the weekend and submit it.
LOL! Since we do school just about every day, we can get our 180 days in easily. It also frees me to do whatever I want on the weekends. I would LOVE to unschool, but I know the pre-conception that the evaluators here have of unschooling. So we use a curriculum during the week and learn what we want over the weekend. No planning, just learning. :-)