Miami Valley fourth-grader wraps up first month of online learning

Miami Valley fourth-grader wraps up first month of online learning
(WSBTV.com News Staff)

HUBER HEIGHTS — As some students in the Miami Valley are just in their second week of class, others are heading into their second month.

News Center 7′s Molly Koweek first met Abby Thompson, a fourth-grader in Huber Heights, the day she started online school.

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Now that a month has passed, Abby says the school year is going well.

She is doing online learning through Ohio Connections Academy. Right now, she is primarily doing self-guided lessons, though soon she will start having more live, virtual lessons.

“It’s really run. Science is really fun, because you get to do projects. Social studies is ok. Math is kind of fun, and language arts is ok,” Abby said.

Abby said one perk of online learning is not having any classroom disruptions.

“It’s kind of amazing, because there’s not people talking to each other back and forth,” Abby said.

However, she is not alone while working on her schoolwork.

Her mother, Courtney Thompson, helps Abby through her lessons while working full-time from home.

“Stressful some days. But it’s the best thing for her,” Courtney said.

Courtney said Abby starts school at 8:30 a.m. and gets done between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. each day.