Summer breaks are different for home school families The News-Enterprise
Ingalls began home schooling her children because of her husband’s job in the military, which necessitated several moves for the family, she said. The accommodating nature of home schooling made the moves easier, including this past school year, when the Ingalls thought they would be moving again.
Because of the planned move, they started school early — at the end of July — to prepare for the break in school the family would have while moving. Because the move, and subsequent break, did not happen, school for them finished at the end of May, Ingalls said.
Other families follow the local public school schedule:
Marsha Elliott and her two daughters, Mary Kate and Abi, follow the Hardin County Schools’ schedule fairly closely, because the Allegro Dance Theatre, of which Mary Kate and Abi are a part, follows it in its scheduling.
But like the Graveses, their summer break isn’t completely school-free. Both girls continue studying math throughout the summer, as that is the hardest subject for them and they need more time to grasp the concepts, Elliott said.
“I like that both of my children can work at their own pace,” she said.