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Everest Academy is a ministry of Everest Family Church in Hayden. We offer freedom along with quality resources, information, activities and support to those homeschooling in Alabama. We believe that the parent has the best interests of their children at heart. We believe that the parent is the first and only teacher that a child needs. In keeping with this philosophy, we wish to be a very hands-off church "cover" school and allow the parent to lead and guide their children in the direction and at the pace they feel is best suited to their children. We ask only for what the law requires while offering support along with quality resources to aid families in their efforts.

Weekend Homeschooling

Hey Homeschoolers! I am working on making a resource for new homeschoolers where they ask the questions and veteran homeschoolers give the answers. My goal is to provide advice, resources, and most of all to show that there is more than one way of doing things. 

Please contact me with your answer to the following question. I have already included answers that folks sent me on Facebook. Please let me know if you do not want me to include your name in the posting. Please give as much info as possible including links, details, explanations, etc... I will add your answers to this page so that new homeschoolers will have a resource to refer back to again and again.

You can contact me at everestacademy1@gmail.com with your answer.  Please put "Blog Challenge" in the subject line.  

Deb Spradlin
Everest Academy Administrator

Question:  How do weekends fit into your homeschooling? Do you take "time off", spend family time, have "Daddy time", etc?

My Answer:  In my household, homeschooling is just a part of life.  We don't take special time off for weekends, holidays, etc. because it all melts in together.  On weekends, we might garden, go on a nature hike, etc. which is all homeschooling in my opinion.  


Saturdays are spent going to the farmers market and to run errands in the morning, then we do spend time with Daddy and "family time" together. Depending on what we do, we fit in schoolwork, or not. Sunday is church and rest before we start the school week again.

All of the above. We have father/son time, mommy/daddy time, but no formal school. Although, there are always learning opportunities out there! And of course church on Sunday.

This is our first year not homeschooling in 20 years! But we usually took time off...sometimes visited grandparents or went swimming.

Spend time with the family and daddy, he is usually gone through the week.

We 'take off' from any book work, but when he can, Tim gets to plan impromptu field trips. :) We've had ten or so great ones this year, so far!

I have 3 that are home schooled, and 1 public schooled. We take off on the weekends. For the summer, we try to do educational field trips, but only continue our reading through the library.

Weekends Dad chooses the Family activity or sometimes He takes the kids somewhere special for the weekend so that I have time to paint

Weekends are break time!!!! Always have pancakes on Saturday morning as a family and watch country music videos. If we get anything done, it is just a bonus.

Around our house its daddy time! It usually includes cars,4wheelers or outdoor projects! LOL

We take the weekends off to do things with friends and dad time, it is also time for mom to play catch up on some of my chores.