*Fun Videos Inside* Each year (until high school when everything is online), Tanner got a box of learning delivered to our front door from Connections Academy, a virtual school available in most states. All the books, art supplies and resources needed to work concurrently with his online lessons.
Category: Virtual School
WARNING: Public school teachers, principals, etc. may be offended by this post. This is a rant with a much bigger picture, so strap yourself in …
I took Tanner last week to his “end of course” exam for Algebra over at the local high school. (175 days of the year, he does his school from home).
We love that Tanner can get up when his eyes open and start school at a time that works for our family. Usually he has a webinar live lesson at 10:00 a.m. and gets started after that. He has a good breakfast and we don’t have a crazy morning trying to get him out the door.
I submit that there is a great deal of education that my kids received and Tanner continues to receive, by not having to spend so much time away from normal life. Aside from all the experiences outside the house, there are opportunities for us to connect as a family that we wouldn’t have otherwise. The article below is a somewhat playful scene but does indeed make you think.
Socialization, like learning and life, takes place every day. How you interact with your kids – and how they watch you interact with the outside world – teaches them all the social skills they’ll need to know. Stop worrying about socialization. It’s a “problem” that never existed!
Our kids get to attend events for our business with us and the travel has done them a world of good. Honestly, they are some of the most socialized kids I know. There are a lot of things I’m very happy they did not have to be subjected to in a regular school setting. We are so happy with our decision. It has allowed us to be the primary influence in their lives.