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So we've made another change

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

Digital academy through our district was, we will say difficult, at best. So we decided to move to traditional homeschool for the rest of this school year and probably the next as well. We made the swap, just before Thanksgiving.

I have to keep reminding myself that I'm not really so new at this. I've been filling in for years where teachers have left gaps. I've been teaching the district provided material this year anyway. The difference is, I am responsible for reporting grades. Our district's digital work was mostly auto-graded. I chose a curriculum that is VERY similar to not scrap everything she's done this school year, is accredited and does a great deal of auto-grading as well. The design is much easier to follow than what our district had provided. Miss B says the lectures are far superior to what she's been getting. I feel like this is because our new curriculum was always designed for remote learning.

I know I am less stressed. Miss B is certainly less stressed. She's a different child. And we have plenty of time to add in things we WANT to do.

Miss B has a dream of opening her own cafe/bakery. Part of her work will be designed around that dream. Today is a Home Ec/Life Skills. We are having a sweet and savory "pie lab" today.

She's chosen a daily jump rope challenge for her PE during December. I've chosen to roll out my neglected yoga mat since my band knee and jumping rope don't always get along. That is unless the weather is nice and we can go take a local hike or nature walk.
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  • MEADSBAY
    My DIL is a teacher...I was a teacher...and we still could not manage virtual learning for her three so we, too, went homeschool for a while and it was heaven! Especially with the two younger ones.
    Then my DIL went back to school after my son died in November and we sent all the kids back to school...though they have been in and out so many times their heads are spinning.
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    142 days ago
  • DEEEBEE
    My next door neighbor home schooled her four children through grade school. Then the academic content gets more difficult. She was disciplined and her children did really well. They were so nice, so polite. I wish she still lived next door, but with Baby #5, they had to find a larger home.

    I'm glad home schooling is working out for both of you.
    202 days ago
  • BLESSEDBEING
    emoticon & emoticon to you both for making a choice where you aren't neglected like an unwanted step child or poor relation. So happy that the curriculum was designed for remote learning and that things are going smoothly. A great time to reduce the stress for you both!
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    202 days ago
  • KALIGIRL
    Here's to less stress!
    203 days ago
  • HMBROWN1
    Sounds like a great day!
    203 days ago
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  • 1CRAZYDOG
    How wonderful. Miss B is lucky to have you for her Mom!

    I hope that she realizes her dream of opening her own cafe/bakery. My DS is a chef and was always interested in cooking and such from a very young age. He is a wonderful chef and loves the work.

    HUGS and hope you have a wonderful holiday.

    203 days ago
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