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#1 Peachy~Girl

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    Posted 12 September 2009 - 06:42 PM

    I was just looking at another website and a person asked what they thought about her taking her child out of school for a cruise vacation. There were mixed opinions. Heres my thing we choose the date 12-11-10 because the cruise leaves the next day we decided to get married in Florida and if guest wanna cruise they are more than welcome to come. Were only inviting parents and siblings. My sister is the only one with kids(niece will be a 2nd grader and nephew will be in kindergarten). Me and the FH have 4 kids(son will be a senior, 2 middle school kids and 1 in 3rd grade). The wedding is 1 week b4 they would get out of school for the winter break. Reading some of these responses has me 2nd guessing my decision. The price is right and within our budget but the prices def go up while kids are on break. Hmmmm my kids dont care about getting out of school lol but I feel bad for asking my sis to come down to Florida. Our wedding is a Saturday and cruising is a option for our guest. But the cruise is for us and our kids. Darnit lol. Any teachers out there? What is the work like right before winter break? The date isnt set in concrete yet bc we havnt put our deposit down on the cruise.


    #2 cruisebride0410

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      Posted 12 September 2009 - 09:34 PM

      I'm a teacher and I can definitely say missing a few days of school right before Christmas break is no big deal. Parents pull their kids out of school all the time around the holidays. With kindergarten and 2nd graders especially, they aren't missing any big tests or project deadlines - they might miss their class holiday party, but that would be all. I think you should leave your date as is if it's the best fit for your budget.

      #3 Destination Scout

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        Posted 12 September 2009 - 09:46 PM

        I think it depends on the age of the children. My son is in high school and it would be a big deal because he has finals. As long as the children are younger than that, though, I think you are fine. I would just run it by your sister as a "what if?"

        #4 Peachy~Girl

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          Posted 12 September 2009 - 10:25 PM

          Thanks! Im gonna see how they are with the holidays this year just to see what it would be like next year. My son will be a senior and I dont want him missing any test but he has told me they usually dont do much the week before the holidays. The whole reason were doing the wedding in Florida is so the family will be able to see the ceremony, the cruise is a bonus lol. We decided to take our kids on this cruise last year and recently added the wedding to the plans lol. Financially I dont think my sister will make the cruise w/o our help so we'll see.

          #5 Outdoor_girl1010

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            Posted 13 September 2009 - 12:52 PM

            I think it depends on where you are at in school. I know here in Houston our middle school and high school kids will have finals because it the end of the 6 weeks and then end of the semester is at that same time. I know my mom and dad had to pull my little brother last year because of a death, so the informed his teacher and he took his tests early. The little one should have no problems.
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            #6 itsfinallyhere

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              Posted 13 September 2009 - 09:31 PM

              I am not a teacher but I will be pulling my kids out for 2 weeks in the middle of the semester (november). But I also believe that the experiences and knowledge they will pick up there will stay with them longer than what they will learn in school. The family time is invaluable. There is nothing that could replace the memories and experiences they will have. It does not need to be time without learning. I believe that they will learn it better and remember it for longer when they see and experience these things first hand. The classroom cannot replace that!

              Having said all that I am also sure some kind of homework or something will be sent along!

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