Thursday, April 29, 2010

Welcome to Crazy Town!

Such a funny title don't ya think?
It's very fitting to where I am entering right now. My mind is crazy and I have offficially lost it and wound up in crazy town. As if my life isn't busy, crazy, hectic, oh yeah and fun too, I take on another challenge and change our very well working schedule. I have been trying to put the girls in a charter school for a year now and man are those things hard to get into. They work by lottery and wouldn't you know after submitting four, yes four, applications to four schools we didn't get picked in any of the lotteries. Just my dumb luck! I have been having issues-well my kids have been so it makes them my issues, with the school and they are ABSOLUTELY bored in their classes and the work I believe is WAY too easy for all of my bright-minded girls. So, I thought to put them in a charter school where they can be challenged. A lot of their friends have switched to charter schools so I thought why not and have been researching them for over a year and voila I knew it was the right decision. Only problem is we can't seem to get into any of them due to high demand and too few openings. Next best thing... HOMESCHOOLING! Yep, you heard me. I am and have signed us up for homeschooling. Well it's actually considered a virtual charter school and they give me all the materials for free! I have signed them up with Utah Virtual Academy who's curriculum is the K12 program. The K12 program is awesome and I have fallen in love with the lessons. I will be their learning coach and teach, but they all have thier own online teacher they are accountable to. It's perfect! This way I don't always have to be the mean teacher/mom. They have to turn their assignments into someone else, I just have to teach them and guide them. We'll hold "school" in the house and have "field trips" and "labs" outside of the home. I'm excited and terrifed all at the same time. Can't wait to see how this first year goes. It'll be busy, well with a baby, two toddlers, and trying to teach the 3 girls, but a fun adventure! Wish me luck and I'll keep you up to date on how our adventure is going.

1 comment:

  1. You are way way braver than me to homeschool!