athena1277 Posted July 17, 2012 Share Posted July 17, 2012 When the school day gets longer, because your kids are getting older, how do you adjust? Dd started 4th grade this year (and ds started K) and I am so frustrated by the length of our school day. Ds is done by 10am each day, so that's not a problem, but dd's schoolwork takes all day! For instance, today she started her work about 8:30, took a 1 hour break for lunch (and to play a bit) and a 1 hour break for quiet time. She finished at 3:45.:glare: She even worked on correcting some of her earlier work during quiet time (her choice). I wish she could be done by our 2pm quiet time each day, but it's just not happening. I don't think she's playing around, it just takes longer because the lessons are longer and/or more difficult. However, I end up feeling like school lasts forever, ever single day. I feel like I've lost a lot of the flexibility in our schedule. How have you adjusted to the increased amount of schoolwork as your kids get older? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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