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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Easy Peasy Homeschool

Well so far this week, which was supposed to be somewhat quiet and relaxing, has turned quite stressful.  DJ started FLVS Math last week, and to say he is stressed is an understatement.  It is very hard, harder than when I went to school.  However, this week, after speaking to the teacher on the phone, and doing a lot of studying and practice, I think he is getting it.  And I am remembering everything I forgot from Math class.  Tomorrow he has the end of the first module test, so we will see how it goes.  He is allowed to use his notes that he took, but that is it, no other assistance.  I am praying it goes well.  If you are on the edge of wondering if you should try FLVS, the teachers really are awesome, and it frees me up a lot of time to extra and harder work with my third grader.  He only does two classes with them at any time, with a third elective of his choice.  I add all his other lessons into his day and so far this is working well for him. 

Caitlin has been using, the Head of the Class for three years.  Last week I noticed it was not loading.  She was 85% complete with the third grade curriculum.  Monday there was a message from them stating they have no more funding and the website will be shut down for good.  Thanks, now I have to figure out what to do with her the remainder of the year.  Granted it was not a complete curriculum, but for her age it was pretty close.  So, I had saved a website called Easy Peasy Homeschool, with intentions of trying it next year.  It is a complete curriculum, but for now Caitlin is only doing 3rd grade English and Reading, because that is what I need.  So far we both love it, and it is a wonderful site, and free.  Check it out if you need a curriculum, and it goes all the way to high school, you can always switch if you don't like it.  I am so glad I am always looking and saving websites just for this reason.


Small Town Mommy said...

I can't believe your Website shut down. That must be amazingly frustrating.

Melissa said...

I was a little upset.

Pam Andrews said...

Nice post. I enjoy EasyPeasy as well though I don't use it as much as I would like. Read your short bio on the page and alas, another handmade artist. I a jewelry maker as well and have collected some gemstones for wire wrapping. Nice to meet you. I also homeschool my 5 year old grandson in near Daytona Beach

Pam Andrews said...

oh sorry, also btw I had heard that google friend connect was also going to shut down so I am following you with bloglovin

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