Saturday, February 09, 2008
Homeschool Holy Days
This past week, for instance, I was able to focus on instruction on Lent and Ash Wednesday. We did math and science in the kitchen, as well as some art, and our reading was solely focused on religious things. Next week, we will get back to more structured study, but it is nice to be able to choose when our holidays are, rather than letting the school district determine what days we are or aren't in school.
Really, our schedule is more determined by the church year than anything else. We did take time off for Thanksgiving, and we took off Veteran's Day, because of Rich. We ended up taking Martin Luther King Jr. day off, but mostly because there was something we needed to do that day. I always thought that schools would do better to teach about the man on that day than send children home to watch cartoons or be taken to babysitters.
We'll probably take Memorial Day off, and Independence Day, but other than that, we haven't really done any of the other holidays or breaks according to the local schedule. We've taken Holy days off instead. This is one of the great blessings we have found through homeschooling.