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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Random Holiday Thought....

Instead of starting school on September 1 then breaking for two days of New Years (preceeded by a school holiday for Erev Rosh Hashanah) and then Yom Kippur, then breaking again for Sukkot, why can't we just start school either (1) earlier or (2) after the chagim, and take from Erev Rosh Hashanah until Simchat Torah off? Why are adults working and kids in school during the High Holy Days, and just how much work and how much learning does anyone really think is being done with all these on-again-off-again holidays?

So start school on August 20th, and take three weeks off during the holidays.....half of my ulpan class is gone to France, to England, to the US anyway to hook up with family.

Enough. I have no coherent thought left....we have a charming guest for the holiday and Shabbat; I have to clean the bathrooms, change the sheets, do grocery shopping and go to Modi'in to get a price quote on the new-condo kitchen and we're closing next week (b'ezrat H"S)on the Modi'in cottage!

3 Comments:

Blogger Jack's Shack said...

The in and out of school thing has been a challenge. My kids want to know if summer is really over.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at 3:33:00 PM GMT+2  
Blogger Baila said...

Great idea, because then you wouldn't have the last three weeks of August with the kids having nothing to do.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at 7:34:00 PM GMT+2  
Blogger aliyah06 said...

Chag Sameach!

Jack--I'm finding that the first couple of weeks of school don't accomplish anything for just that reason. No homework, and lots of socializing...

Baila--we went NUTS with the last couple of weeks of August--no camp, bored kids, crazed parents {grin}

Friday, September 28, 2007 at 12:39:00 PM GMT+2  

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