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If I could change anything about my school…

If I could change anything about my school, it would be the last minute changes to my schedule. I’m homeschooled so that means I have different classes everyday and I have LOTS of homework for each one. I like homeschooling because it allows my schedule to be flexible and work around my activities. But what I would like to change about homeschooling is sometimes the classes change and the teachers have to cancel suddenly. Since I have most classes once a week, missing one changes the plan for my entire week.

 

I’ve had times where I’ve been ready for a class and did all the homework and the teacher never showed up. Once, it was the last day of the year and I had a big presentation due. I worked really hard on it and when I arrived my friends/classmates told me that the teacher was not coming that day. I became frustrated because the teacher told no one in advance, so we had to sit there for 2 hours and wait for our next class to start. Also, I felt like my hard work was all for nothing.

 

Since I do my homework before or after my classes, canceling one makes me reschedule my week. My mom likes for me to always be doing some kind of school work during the day so, I have to add more work to my week. And still make sure I’m on track for finishing my other homework. Most of the time it works out fine, but my mom and I spend a lot of time trying to organize my crazy schedule and its somewhat sad/annoying when it doesn’t work out. But, I do like having a little extra free time, even if that means re-organizing and a little bit of extra work!

 

I understand that cancellations are unavoidable, but I wish I that I’d be notified in advance. Even a brief message from the teacher a day before the class would give me enough time to re-plan my day. My week is already really tight with school work and other activities, and knowing when classes are scheduled is very helpful in making life run smoother.

 

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3 Comments

  1. natalie dente July 29, 2018

    Hi Anna, Your blog was right on. Cancellations do occur but notifications are a MUST . It is just plain common sense and courtesy to let someone know when a change of schedule is necessary. Keep up YOUR good work and try not to get frustrated when others do not . love Grandma Natalie

  2. donna August 6, 2018

    Anna, I could not agree more. We spend A LOT of time trying to work out your schedule and it is very frustrating when it doesn’t come together as it should. As we start to look at our schedule for the upcoming year, I’m wondering what we can do to make some improvements here.

  3. Aunt Debbie August 22, 2018

    Hi Anna,
    I completely agree if notice can be given it should be given – promptly. That said, sometimes things happen that can’t be helped (like flat tires, cancelled flights, or illness) and we have to “go with the flow” (as they say) and adapt. It is very frustrating but I’m not sure there is much we can do about. Good luck with the schedule this year!
    xo Aunt D

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