Larissa and I are doing the virtual school. For me it is OK. Basically it is like teaching school at home. Similar books, schedule and testing. However, I am already feeling unhappy with it. Every week she is doing online testing. Larissa's anxiety makes testing hard. If she sees a few questions she is fine but when she sees a lot she just starts guessing.
Larissa wants to do more science and art. I know that there are ways to incorporate these things better but with the requirement of the schools it is not possible to make changes.
My biggest concerns are her math and writing. Not the idea process but the mechanics of writing. She writes very hard and it tires her out. She does not like to write. I would like to do a typing class for her. Math is a huge struggle. She doesn't even know her basic addition facts. We worked on them over the summer but she has such a mental block for math that she just shuts down.
I would love to find a math program that would work better for her. Any suggestions? For Jason I used Saxon math years ago. I wouldn't' even know where to begin today.
I just think that I need to change. I want it to be exciting to learn, not boring like this program seems to be. Any suggestions for curriculum out there. I know that I have some homeschoolers who read this blog.