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Here is what I expected with Online Public School: Daily instruction online. Video interactions with his Virtual Classroom similar that to a video chat-room (but kid friendly, you pervs). I expected 1 book in each subject along with a few learning tools and items to go along with lessons.
After today, here is what it really is...
About 3 books in each subject (Math, Language arts, Science, Art, History, Phonics)
A TON of books, tools, and project materials that you have NO IDEA what to do with until that particular lesson happens.
A daily laundry list books, papers, reading, and print-outs to bust out for the next day's lesson.
A finding out as you start the lesson other materials you needed that you need to print out, pronto
Keeping a running list of things you need to purchase for school you never had to think about getting before when your kid was going to IRL public school
Little to no time to fit in "Get laundry done at the laundromat" when you live in cheap-ass apartments.
All this on day one.
So yeah, I'm feeling a tad overwhelmed by all this. Hopefully in the next week or so, I can finally fall into a groove. I did discover, however, that when it comes to paper assignments (non-computer based) it's not like you have to scan them or mail them back to the program itself...like a correspondence course. With math, I cheated. I took a page from one of the Star Wars Workbooks I got him, and switched his assigned paper assignments with a matching assignment with that. This one had Count Dooku. My kid was ALL SORTS of okay with this.
|Remember Younglings, for each question you get wrong,|
you will need to deflect a zap from the target ball thingy.
As a matter of fact, I would like to take a second and HIGHLY RECOMMEND these work books! If you have a kid who is a HUGE fan of the franchise, these work books are AWESOME! They come in a variety of subjects and feature pretty much all the recognizable characters from the movies. They coincide with the Common Crap...er...Core standards and make for a great supplement for Home School! I got Luke's books via Amazon (see above link under Pic), but you can also find the whole run of books available in-person at Barnes & Nobel.
So anyway, I'm exhausted and I haven't even got prep done for tomorrow's lesson. Here's hoping tomorrow goes MUCH smoother. Especially since Tomorrow is kid's science lesson, and he's REALLY taken a shine with science!