First Day of School
Last week I got a wake up call, literally. I was sound asleep in the car when Moriah handed me the phone.
“Hello?” Whoops, it came out sort of like a groan (I don’t like being woken up). I had to actually stop myself from groaning when the lady on the other end replied.
“Hi! This is the Utah Virtual Academy, I’m just calling to make sure you’re all ready for school…”
What? School? Summer just began, right? Is it even August? Is she still talking? I missed half of the ‘welcoming’ speech meant to get us ‘excited’ while reality was checking up on me. I got through the phone call as fast as I could. The rest of the day was a daze, wondering where my summer went. A quick text to my best friend confirmed that school has officially started. Somehow in the last thousand miles that I biked I had completely forgotten that school even existed.
I’ve thought about trying to convince my parents it won’t fit into our daily routine we finally got down, but I’m worried my mom will take out something more important, like our meal time or (worse) my nap time. Since I’m not going to get credit in English by biking across the country it’s time for me to somehow squeeze online school in between biking and sleeping.
It’s going to be a little tougher than we thought to juggle everyone’s school work with out the bus. We had planned on having a TV set up with a Mac Mini and Wi-fi that traveled with us through out the day, but now we have one lap top that Zerin, Sierra, Moriah, and I all have to share. While it’s a relief that the little kids don’t have to try and use the computer as well, they do have to carry all the textbooks, answer keys, paper, and other materials that would be available in a classroom. Our van has turned into an oversized version of the inside of a first grader’s desk. It’s that scary in there. We will slowly be working through our math, space, and time problems this week, and will let you know how we get things figured out!
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