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Chaotic mama to 5 plus a bonus one on the way.
If you're registered 100% you're a CVA student, technically, and maybe they feel they need to be more careful about making SLPs fit the state standards? Most everyone I know is registered 99%, or even a little less.
|This is the first year they've had a template, subject by subject, for the SLPs, but I just looked at them and erased everything I didn't like and wrote in my own plans.|
We don't use CVA but I do have to log onto wings. Don't worry about the state standards! Seriously, as for the topics like world history, US history, state history and the timeline for those courses, they are a suggested course of action. I think it is mostly to keep schools on the same pattern so that if you move from Spokane to Seattle, your kid isn't doing US History two years in a row.
I read every line once and it really is not a required thing. Just guidelines. Wings last year was challenging for me. This year, I am in and out! I just cut and paste the stuff for the EARLs and assume I am covering the important stuff somewhere. The writing is really vague, long, and political.
Post later about how you like CVA--I have thought about it. This year I use the PS part time, had to submit the decaration of intent, but since I use PS part time I submit on WINGS.
A PP poster noted that the hoops you jump through, all that rigmaroll, is so that they can cover their bases. We have been blessed with a very open teacher contact, and she is really good at explaining the real reasons behind stuff.