We decided to home school there year. There are many factors in the reasons why we chose this, the main one being both of the children are interested in modeling and acting. The only way they can do that is if we start learning from home, otherwise they would miss too much class time. And this allows us time to learn and travel to audition no matter where they are at.
We chose the K12 program because all of the curriculum is provided and the system allows us to enter hours at our leisure. Which is important since we don’t know what our schedule is going to be. SO now I’m going to be completely honest with you guys.
THIS IS SO SO SO HARD!!!
The first day was awful. We had internet issues and their school is an on-line home school so it was dreadful as the pages crashed and my internet went out over and over again. We were all in tears and some of us were sent to our rooms. I think in retrospect I should have been the one to go to my room because I was losing my patience because of the internet.
The whining started about halfway through the day when it came time to take the first assessment test. I didn’t realize but I was only supposed to do two classes that day. The whole system was new to me so I made them do every single class on the list and it was only supposed to be the classes with the stars. So by the end of the day, (we started at 8 am) the end of the day came at 4 PM and we were all on edge and I still thought we had one more class to finish. It was a disaster of a day.
The next day was a little easier as the system and my internet worked quite well but we still had yelling and tears. I decided we needed to have a conversation with dad and it helped quite a bit because on Friday Zoe made it all the way with no tears. Miles only had tears because I think he was over tired because I was still making them do every single lesson on the page. This week we’re going to take a lighter schedule. I’m going to let them go when they are done and not do as much extra work.
So I’ll write a weekly update on how we are doing. For now, I need to figure out how to get respect as a teacher. Not sure where to even begin with that one.