Those that know me in real life know I try to plan our school schedule around my farmer. He seems to need me to do more running for him in the spring than the fall.
Our state requires 180 day of homeschool. We do that. Be we often start school in early August, before the public school students go back. I personally do not like to take a lot of breaks in the school year. Family vacation, a few days at Christmas, but that’s about it. We push through the school year (including a lot of Saturdays) with the goal to be done in early spring.
Another reason we push and do not take a lot of breaks is my job. There’s usually one week in October that is crazy busy for me. I will often adjust the school schedule that week to get it all done. So, while we may miss a day in October, we have had school every Thanksgiving Day since started our journey.
This crazy schedule may not work for you, but it works for our family. I often plan my days around meetings. While we do school most mornings before I leave for work, there are some days we do it all in the evening.
Let me encourage you to find what works for you. It is possible to homeschool and be employed. Your schedule just may not look like the rest of the world- and that’s ok.