MomOfOneFunOne Posted January 21, 2011 Share Posted January 21, 2011 I'm throwing in the towel! I guess I'm just worn out and am tired of trying to do it all. I'm tired of A.L.W.A.Y.S. wearing the teacher hat and never wearing the just loving mom hat. So, I'm ready to quit homeschooling as we've known it since the beginning. I have always planned the units from scratch and designed the curriculum myself choosing, implementing, teaching . . . well, you know. I'm ready for a break and I'm ready to farm it out. My daughter (who is herself fabulous, btw) has two fabulous online classes (Latin and math in my sig line). We love the classes but really, I love the accountability. My daughter does well in her classes, especially Math, likes and responds well to her teachers, keeps up with her homework, doesn't have to be ridden all the time to get it done. Not so for the the subjects I teach. :glare: She is a good girl and well behaved and loving but I think we're both wearing out from the current structure. I'm thinking of going all online but there is one thing I'd like to try first: Angelicum Academy. In this scenario, my daughter would still have the same Latin and Math, we wouldn't quit those. We'd add the Socratic Discussion online. Then, we'd enroll in several classes for which the all the lesson plans and "proposed" schedules would be provided. I envision a world in which My daughter completes her online classes with oversight by me. She would receive her lessons from Angelicum and complete those with assistance as needed from me. I would continue as her writing coach but Angelicum assigns and grades her papers quarterly. Oh dear . . .this is getting long. I'm almost there! So I'm thinking of enrolling her in one class that she'll start now and complete just b/f the beginning of school next year just to see if this would work for us . . . if she really would work independently. I'm trying now to decide which class will be worth adding to our school but also one that will not make an already challenging curriculum unbearable, iykwim. If this works out, it would be a kind of hybrid, I guess. I don't know . . . what do you think? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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