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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Why I Homeschool: Flexibility

Welcome to my weekly Homeschool meme called, Why I Homeschool. This week I am going to talk about the flexibility that homeschooling allows me to have. Some of you know I work in the medical field. I am lucky enough, for the past two years, to be able to only work one night a week. This was not actually intentional, but has been a true blessing in our homeschool adventures. Not so much my pocketbook, LOL! Nursing affords me the flexibility to work a variety of shifts if I needed to. Because I stay per diem, which means I get no benefits, means I work when I want or they need me. So, if I needed to work more I could. I could do any of the three shifts, and homeschool. Why? Because homeschooling allows me to school when I want to. For example if I had to work full time third shift, my kids are old enough now that I could come home nap for a few hours, then homeschool in the evening. You could homeschool anytime of the day you want, even over night if you needed to. You could just school on the weekend if you had to. Whatever works for your family. I love this part of homeschooling! Now with that said, I do have to realize that someday they will need to live on their own schedule and be able to get up and go to a job and function in the real world. DJ very often hates doing a five day in a row school week. He will sometimes ask me if he can have say Wednesday off, and he will school on Saturday. As long as he does what he is supposed to do, I do not object to this. Homeschooling allows me to be a mom, teacher, and nurse all at the times I need to be. Why do you homeschool? Be sure to stop over to Miss Moe's blog to see why she homeschools. If anyone else joins in, leave me your blog name so I can include your blogs in the next post.

Here is part three to the Middle Ages. I think there are ten parts all together, so not even halfway done yet. Be sure to check back each week to see the rest. Lesson plans will be posted tomorrow, for the past two days.


Anne said...

I think that is definitely helpful work wise. It is great that you can school when you need to and also give the kids a day off if they really need it.

Melissa said...

I agree.

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Gud to see that you manage everything so well

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