So I have been working on our schedule for all of our school stuff. We're not technically starting school until October due to a bunch of family events happening in Sept. I didn't find it pointful to start, stop for almost a month, and then start again... Everything seemed to be going great as far as scheduling was going. We'd be done by the last week of May with only one or two more classes sneaking into at the most the second week of June. Not too bad I thought as I was working on the year and monthly overviews. Then I got into the weekly and daily part of our schedule and I realized. I didn't "pencil in" Christmas vacation. I usually wouldn't care but this year we're traveling out of state and then having to race home for the other side of the family to visit for New Years...it just wouldn't work to try and keep up with everything.
We haven't even figure out what days we're gonig to be gone or what days family are going to be here so I don't even know when and where to write it all in but it feels like EVERYTHING needs to be switched around.
I know homeschooling can be flexible and doesn't have to be so structured but if we don't have some what of a plan nothing seems to get done. Also, last year was just chaotic for us and everyone depended on me waaaaay too much. If I got sick, the whole house was basically on lock down. No one knew what to do or anything. So this year has called for the schedule...Even monthly meal plans have been written up. That way if I get sick, SOMEONE - shouldn't matter who everything is so stinkin' detailed lol - can fill in for me and not be lost as to what is going on. The only other part of my schedule that I can't figure out how to at least set up is Math and Spelling which are both mastery type programs... I used Excell to write it all up so that I can drag and drop things around if need be or at least easily change things as I go and I figured that would help with those two subjects. That darn vacation is still really throwing me off!!!