Note to self....two children cannot share a laptop when taking an online class! Today was our first time delving into the land of online classes. Currclick offered a free class through Essay Writer’s Workshop on grammar; using joining words to build better sentences. Since we were home and it was free, we logged on and gave it a try!
I was very impressed. The lesson was 30 minutes. We were able to hear the teacher’s voice as she used the computer monitor like an overhead projector or a smart board. Two sentences were shown and the students were asked to give joining words to build a longer more eloquent sentence. My girls were typing furiously in the chat box hoping their answer would be chosen. The teacher then wrote or typed the new and improved sentence as the students looked on.
When I asked the girls about it after Grace said it was super cool and wanted to do it again. Lilah was frustrated over having to share the laptop and I said now that we know we like this style of lesson, I can create two logons and they can each do the lesson on different computers. This will also be a way to give girls extra lessons in what they are interested in. The prices are reasonable and Lilah could take a class in writing or art and Grace could take a class in sign language or science. I thought we might take the full week grammar class offered by today’s instructor but it is at 3:00 Eastern Time and two out of the four days we will not be home at that time.....bummer.