Book Boy is on a school break. “Winter break,” they call it, to mark the switch from the second trimester to the third trimester. He had a half day today and is off Thursday, Friday, Monday and Tuesday.
Then in April – less than one month – he has another week off, for spring break.
So that means his school has a full week off at Thanksgiving (in addition to two days earlier in the month, off while teachers have “professional development”), two full weeks at Christmas, 4.5 days off in March, and another full week off in April.
Sheesh. When I was a kid, we had two days off at Thanksgiving (and one of those WAS Thanksgiving), two weeks at Christmas – two full weeks, if we were lucky, and a week off at Easter.
It’s no wonder they don’t get out until mid-June now! When I was a kid, we started school the day after Labor Day (I’m glad that our state now mandates that school can’t start before Labor Day), and we were out the first week in June.
Anyone else’s kids have a school schedule that’s drastically different than yours was as a kid? Or is it just me?