And It Has Begun

Ever since Aidan was a baby, I knew we would probably end up homeschooling. Private school is out of the question and my own public school experience left some things to be desired.

We are very lucky to have found the South Carolina Virtual Charter School. It’s a great cross between public and homeschooling. Aidan can move at his own pace through the curriculum that meets national standards. We are free to supplement and work under the guidance of a teacher. This program offers the accountability I need to maintain focus and drive and removed the the fear of choosing the wrong curriculum.

At this point, my only concern is trying to figure out how to fill the six hour a day attendance requirement until we catch up to his ability. Yesterday, with a huge chunk of time to fill and requirements completed I came up with an activity that blends several disciplines at any given time.

Yes, Aidan now has his own site. I resized and uploaded the pictures. We talked about what to say and I wrote down what he wanted to type. I underlined each letter that needed to be capitalized and he did all of the typing, including entering all of the captions.

Not too shabby for a first day of kindergarten, eh?


#1 melissa on 08.18.09 at 3:33 am

Six hours, huh? That’s a lot to ask of a kindergartner. 😉 Or a mom! You don’t know me, but I just popped in to say that we’ve homeschooled all of our kids and 2 hours is tops what I’d expect to do with a little one like yours. But then, just about anything done at home could be considered ‘school’ if you know what I mean….baking, cleaning, that sort of thing. It all adds up to teaching.

Have a good one, and please excuse me for butting in here!

#2 Patricia on 08.25.09 at 8:20 am

His own site … That’s pretty cool. And a nice day’s work!

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