School Time

Welcome to Back to School 2020

What will your school year look like ? Regular school, hybrid, on line (virtual learning are all options this year in most areas. At this time my area is still debating on school for this year but a later start date is a must.

My family school choice:

We moved back to Louisiana from Michigan and made the choice to virtual (online) school. LAVCA is a public charter school ran with the K12 platform. We had a few rough patches but got in the swing of things and never looked back. My son graduated with honors and went on to college.

Typical day looks like at Lavca :

A typical day begin after breakfast with web classes and book work going on for 6 hours. Time on the computer varies by grade and subject matter . With younger grades less computer time and more work book or hands on games are done.

K12 supplies : computer,books,workbooks and more( paint supplies or science experiments supplies) …..Lisa

  • K-2 ( about 2 hours)
  • 3-5 (about 4 hours)
  • 6-8 ( about 4-6 hours)
  • High school ( about 6-8 hours)
  • AP Classes and Dual enrollment is avaible.

Teacher’s :

State certified teachers will be supplied to guide your students. In early grades you may just have one teacher but in higher grades like in regular school you will have a teacher per subject . They will usually teach a class using ( Zoom, Google or Blackboard ) in person with pdfs and slides for about an hour with lecture and questions time. Then the student either have book work or computer lessons to go with the teachers lesson.

Teachers also hold special session or office hours for student needing help.

  • If you have attended an online college class or an online meeting this is an example of what the teacher classroom looks like.

Lesson’s I learned :

  • You need to make a commitment to learning. And know that problems will crop up ( No internet happens : plan a back up place to learn or do lessons ). Library or Mc Donald s work in a pinch.
  • You are your student main helper or Learning Coach. You will be the one everyday working with your student. If you are a traditional home schooller you will be already know about this concept. So brush up on your knowledge and ask for help if you need it.
  • Make sure you keep in Contact with teachers and school. You may want to set up an email for just that. As well as a planner to keep track of due dates and anything special going on.
  • Join a support group of parents. They will keep you going and inspire you . Facebook is a great place to find a group for support. No group start one.

Next weeks lessons : planning a school room….. Lisa

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