I love that we have the physical books as well as the online resources. We try to limit screen time when we can, so we read all the stories from the actual books. We use the workbooks. When we have appointments or need to travel, we don’t have to take those books with us; they are online! The BrainPop series of lessons are the kids’ favorite. They sometimes ask for them instead of cartoons. The best part of school for us is being able to connect lessons to real life. When something happens during the day that relates to a lesson somehow, I get to use that as a real tool, an example of learning in life.
The clubs are how we connected to the families in our area. Math Club and Lego Club were both a hit. When my youngest wasn’t in school yet, I was encouraged to bring him along to the get-togethers. Picnics and field trips have helped the kids make great friends.
The teachers are amazing! We even have relationships with teachers who are not teaching my kids because we met them at the events. Anytime I have had a question, the teachers are only a phone call or email away. The longest I have ever waited for a response was a day. I love the monthly parent call. My kids love the LiveLesson® sessions.
Right now, my oldest wants to work in a space program or make video games when he grows up. My youngest wants to be a fireman. We are years away from knowing what my oldest will actually need for either of those choices, and most likely his mind will change at some point, but I know that he loves math, and so far we have been told that he can go as far and as fast in math as he wants to. He is not limited by his age or his grade. He is eight years old, completing fourth grade math with no sign of slowing down.”