I tend to be a head’s down, do it until it’s done kind of person. That means that we rarely take breaks during the school year. My boys complain because the school systems seems to have a break or two each and every month. We do take a week at Thanksgiving and two at Christmas.
It’s not that I don’t like a break – but we are in a demanding co-op that doesn’t take “teacher work days”, so taking a break simply means doubling up on stuff the next day. That’s No Fun!
We are finally done with co-op. We love it, but now is the time to change tempo a bit and relax just a tad. We’ll be going full steam until June and then slow down to a pace of just finishing up any work that needs to be finished after that.Full steam means incorporating field trips now, which is such fun! I miss fieldtrips that we took when they were younger.
This week is “Spring Break”. We’ll be doing our mandatory testing Wed-Fri, but all subjects are on hold for the week. I have to admit – taking time off is a good thing.Do you take a spring break? Do you take breaks during the school year as well?