From Classroom to Virtual School: 5 Key Skills Your Child Needs

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  1. Lisa P. says:

    My daughter is going into 3rd grade this year.  Last year I stopped answering her questions when she would ask “What does that word mean?” or  the famous “What?”  Now she gets the response of, “Look it up and you tell me what you think it means.”  Or “Read it again and explain it to me the best you can.”  If she’s still stumped I do help her out, but most of the time she gets it herself. 

  2. Bettie Gross says:

    I have had more of a challenge to the adjustment then our kids have.  We did the ACE pace program for 32 years and now to switch to this was like a disaster.  Although we love the program it takes a lot to get used to. Number one thing, scanning and sending lessons for me is the hardest thing I’ve had to do.  I have never done that before.  Our kids love the program and are learning well on it but then there is me.  I have to learn things I would never thought I would have to.  Our oldest son is in 10th grade so he is pretty much on his own.  Our next son is in 5th grade and thinks he is a wizz at all the things he does.  Our youngest daughter is in 2nd grade and she needs quite a bit of help.  I love how they tie everything together in the materials.  The best thing for all of us are the teachers.  We have the most fabulous teachers.  Our high school student laughs in his live lessons and loves his teachers. Our daughter thinks her teacher is talking just to her during her live lessons, and our son thinks he teacher is the best there is.  That means a lot to all of us.  Thank you Connections for going that extra mile with us and having the patience to do so.

    Bettie Gross

  3. Becky says:

    I am a new homeschooling mom.  My 11yr old was just enrolled yesterday and I was wondering if anyone who has been in this program can give me some good tips for helping my son through this transition.
    I have a computer and printer coming from the school and have a desk to put it on.  When I get the computer how do I set up the internet for it?
    thank-you for your time..

    Also, if there is anyone on here that is from Northern Michigan I would love to hear from you…Becky

  4. Jennifer Boles says:

    Becky, we started Connections in OK during the middle part of last year. I love it and have both my youngest now attending. It’s a little overwhelming in the beginning, but after a short while, you’ll pick everything right up. The online Learning Coach orientation will help you a lot and so will the library section on your home page. Read through everything. I’m sure your computer will come with instructions on how to set up and they have a great tech support, as well. If it doesn’t help with how to set up your internet, your internet provider can; or a good friend lol.  It will take a while for him to become adjusted to this kind of setting, but kids are very resilient. Have patience, stay organized, always communicate, and set up a distraction free work environment. Also, make sure to have fun with it and there’s always this blog, teacher’s, staff, and all kinds of resources should you need a pick-me-up or help. Hope this helps!

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