I decided to do online school for all three of my children this year as all three have struggled in a traditional school environment. So far it's been more of an adventure (dare I say nightmare?) getting them registered then anything else.
Mason has been doing online school since sixth grade, with a small stint back at traditional last year to see if he liked it (he didn't) so I'm pretty accustomed to the program and the process. When we signed Mason up, way back when, the registration process and delivery of materials was, at most, a two week process. As we are in California now I've had to go with a state program and so far we are going on a six weeks with one child finally through the whole process, one half way and one totally screwed up. The only plus side to this is that the first one to get through the full registration process was Loren and so we've had more time to get him acclimated which is good because he's my kiddo with the most severe learning disability and needs.
Their favorite class so far? PE of course! This generally involves water or beach or both. Lately they have been having fun jumping off the dinghy offshore a bit and swimming while I row around them. For us PE also aligns with the 'witching hour' if at all possible. This is about 4 or 5 o'clock when they have more energy then focus and tend to get in a whole heck of a lot more trouble!
Elliot seems to be fully loving the independence of online school. I write up their schedules the night before and leave them on post-it notes for them to review in the morning. On Friday he was already started by 7:30 am and finished all of his classwork by 11:30 so was able to enjoy the rest of the day. We'll have to see how they all continue to do over the coming months but so far they seem to really like it, just like Mason has for the past few years.
I'm the wife of the captain, a mother of three boys and a PM in the corporate world. This blog is my view of life and activities related to our boat.