Issues for me so far:
- There is so much material for me to get a handle on - basically all of the Grade 4 and most of the Grade 5 curriculum, how can I take all in quickly enough?
- How long should I expect Stephen to be working on school work?
- How much of my time will it take each day to work with him on his school work?
- I am not a teacher, can I really do this from my end?
Stephen took part in his two virtual classes today. He logs on and enters a common online room with the teacher and other students. Everyone can type but they can also use their mic to talk to the others. The technology is advanced enough to make this work easily without hiccups, we had no trouble getting it to work.
I am getting a much better handle on what Stephen has learned and what he has not learned. I was surprised at some things I though he should have known by now, but they are only taught in grade 4.
I worry that Stephen will be bored working online and in workbooks. I know I need to make sure that there is more for him to engage with.
Over the weekend we are going to spend a lot of time learning the curriculum so that on Monday morning we will have a better handle on it all.
Any advice on a good site for parents????