K12 in the house!
Yes, it’s going to be a lot of work, but we’re going to rock it like a hurricane. The kids don’t really know what to expect, but perhaps they got a bit of a clue as we pulled book after book out of the boxes tonight. WOW.
Sean was extremely excited about the rock/minerals set. He was disgruntled that Sam’s science kit came with more than his or Seamus’ did.
Remember when you’d open up a new (to you) textbook for the year and find a gem like this inside? I miss that.
The boys have had a very easy year, school-wise. I have been juggling too much & although I am undoubtedly pretty kung fu in many of the child-led/Montessori approaches, much to my chagrin there were areas the kids were tested on in Scantron that they simply didn’t understand. Are we even done with Scantron? I think two of the boys aren’t done yet.
Sean in particular needs to have his feet held to the fire over his reading, and fast.
The first year we homeschooled, I caught these kids up quickly to grade level and beyond. Then the baby came and I started fighting a gentle current pulling me away from teaching and toward working. I think the past two months since my latest book came out I’ve let us get swept away. I told myself it was just for the summer.
When I looked into K12 and found out I could do it for free, I went for it. (I only wish we had qualified for a free computer! That would have helped tremendously, but I guess we’ll work it out somehow.)
Well, it’s back-to-school time in Indiana. I’m grateful we can access this program and I am nowhere near out of my depth with this. I know some moms would be scared off by the Geometry/Algebra program for 6th grade, but I practically sang when it came out of the box! Teaching kids and tutoring people in general is something I’ve always been good at, and I made $20/hour in college tutoring on these subjects! ”Sammy, this is Mommy’s specialty…” He seemed less than impressed.
The kids are enjoying the online classroom, and I think the 3-5 hours of school every day are going to get us back to where we need to be academically in short order. Not to mention it’ll force me to stop abusing social media for my own entertainment, which I have definitely done lately!
I am a world-class multi-tasker, but let’s face it: I can only do so much. I know it’ll be a challenge to acclimate these kids to an increased scholastic workload, but they’re smart kids and they deserve the opportunity to excel.
We’re going to move this mountain together!
And Ima be up early this year, getting my writin’ done!