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#1 of 7 Old 01-28-2010, 12:46 AM - Thread Starter
 
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We do month long main lesson blocks, and I always tend to sort of give up by the last week. They still do enough work to call it school, but I tend to back way off the main lessons. Any tips for staying inspired all through the month?

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I don't have any suggestions, but I do understand. We also had this problem when we were doing main lesson/block scheduling. We all just got saturated before the block was over. My solution was to move away from main lessons, so I guess that's not much help, lol.
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Is it really a problem? Or can you just accept this as part of your school/life rythm? It doesn't sound too bad if you count on 3 weeks of intense learning about a topic, then a week's mini-break, then a new topic to delve into.

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I switched to this "schedule" this year and we LOVE it - we do 3 weeks on and 1 week off - gives us a breather to get major house projects done, I do major grocery shopping that week -sometimes we are behind on a subject or two and we do work on it that week - I use that week to plan and shop for any upcoming events, birthdays etc that occur in the next 3 week block. It has made things much simpler for us.
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Is it really a problem? Or can you just accept this as part of your school/life rythm? It doesn't sound too bad if you count on 3 weeks of intense learning about a topic, then a week's mini-break, then a new topic to delve into.
this is what i was going to suggest.

3 week working hard,

a week of 1/2 review 1/2 break.

OR

3 weeks of main block hit it HARD then ... for that 4th week do a mini-unit of something .. or an over all review of the last few things you have done or somehting to switch up the pace --

then be ready for another 3 weeks.

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You know, I just realized that part of it is because co-op has been off. We start up again in 2 weeks and I bet having one day a week "off" will help me stay focused.

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I need some inspiration, too. It's not easy to keep a steady level of energy with lessons.

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