UmMusa Posted November 28, 2011 Share Posted November 28, 2011 I've mentioned how my 5th grade boy was hating homeschool (and letting everyone know about it) before, and today we started his first day using Calvert free through Texarkana ISD Virtual Academy. (that's a mouthful) Basically that school district in TX offers the full Calvert curriculum, with support, for free if you enroll in their school district. I decided to give it a try for my DS since he was so unhappy with our TWTM method. Putting him in public school isn't an option right now b/c we might be moving out of state sometime during the school year. So today was our first day, and I am exhausted from getting acquainted with all their little details, papers, checkpoints, and books. We've worked from 8:30 to 3:30 with just a lunch break! Of course I was still trying to juggle my two other kids who aren't switching while fielding questions from the Calvert side. I'm exhausted but I'm hopeful that DS will feel he's getting a more rigorous day. This will certainly keep him busier longer.:lol: Anyone else using Calvert right now? I asked about it last year when I was a true newbie and hadn't heard of most h/s options. Since it was offered free through the school district I figured I don't have anything to lose by trying it out. If it stinks, we still have all our materials we've been using the past couple of months. I feel like I"m gaining real experience in homeschooling by trying out something different than TWTM rec's. Not sure what this post is about; just needed a group hug b/c I am one tuckered out mamma for some reason! Having all of last week off at my mom's probably has something to do with it :D Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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