so in the end we opted for Calvert school.
I registered my older one who is 7 1/2 now.
We received all the resources, books,manuals, lessons plan even pencil and paper just last week. When we opened the box we couldn't believe it! The resources are just great. I have my own personal Teacher Manual and all I have to do is to follow day-by-day and just explain to the child the lesson we do each day.
We also have a schedule laid down for us by Calvert which i like to follow. It goes like this:
from Monday to Friday 9.30am to 11.30am . We do different subjects everyday, mainly is literacy, numeracy and reading, everyday. the rest can be science, art, social studies, etc.
So we set off this morning and my boy quickly went back to the old routine of 'sitting and learning'.Of course a bit of complaining at first but when he realized that the work was easy for him he decided to have a go and hamdulillah. We had such fun reading the 'silly stories'. Also we had art and took 'our pencil for a walk'. We came up with two lovely abstract pics that we then coloured with crayons.
Tomorrow is another day of Calvert and cannot wait! Also I found lots of support from Calvert; the teacher is very nice and quickly contacted us to say welcome and to make sure we knew what to do first.
Any calvert user out there? Would you like to share your experience?
i would like to hear from those who used Calvert, specially 2nd grade.
Tuesday, 25 March 2008