I usually do school all year round. It’s never been a problem for us because my son did not know when it was a school day and when it wasn’t. Now he has two friends in the neighborhood. Now he knows when his friends are not in school. Usually by 11:00 in the morning one or both of them are at the door wanting to play. It makes it hard to get him to sit down and work on school work when his friends are at the door. Some days I can get him awake and ready to do a little work before his friends show up. But most days they are at the door before he even wakes up. I’m not sure how we are going to change our way of doing school work. I’m not willing to do school Monday to Friday, 9 to 3.
We do a lot of extra work on rainy days when the boys can’t play outside. We also do some school work late at night. I have found that my son loves to read to me after Dad goes to bed at night. He really enjoys the private time with me. We have had many many long talks after 11:00 at night. I may try to add some more work online during those late night hours as well.
I think another thing that I may do is to just invite the other boys in to help with some of our work. I’m sure they would enjoy some of the craft projects or the messy science projects. Oh yeah, messy science and three 8 year olds. I wonder if the other boys have seen what happens when you drop mentos into diet coke.