Today is the backwards edition of Works For Me Wednesday. The WFMW participants can pose a dilemma, or question, and then hope and pray for guidance.
Or in my case, pray that a girl scout will show up on my doorstep and give me a box of Thin mInts.
But, guidance would probably be a wiser choice.
I pose a question to all my homeschooling com padres.
Do you have any experience with “virtual homeschooling” in your area, and would you recommend it?
I’ve been putting together and planning our curriculum for the last few years. I piecemeal a number of different curriculums for all of our subjects.
And this has worked fine. Until this year. I have a 3rd grader and a first grader, and in another year, I’ll be adding a Kindergartner to the mix.
The thought of that just caused me to age 10 years right here in my desk chair.
The planning is killing me. I need something put together for me. I know there are some wonderful curriculum (like Sonlight and Bob Jones) that offer DVDs and pre-planned lessons. But they are rather cost prohibitive.
I had never really considered virtual homeschooling until I had a commenter post a thread about it over at the Mom’s Homeroom site, on the message boards. And then more and more moms jumped into the conversation extolling the wonders of virtual homeschooling, and frankly, I’m thinking seriously about it. (And to read the thread, go here.)
For now (pending more educational budget cuts, which really, don’t get me started on that one for fear I’ll owe my cuss jar some serious change) our state (Florida) does offer virtual homeschooling at no charge to homeschoolers. That includes text books, web site use, and on-line help.
There is so much more that I need to learn about it, but I wanted to go to the homeschool moms and get the real information. The good, the bad, and the ugly.
If you have an opinion, please spill your guts.
I’ll be virtually and completely appreciative.