A Day in the life of a gcso student...
Wake up, grab a bowl of cereal, check your email and glance through your assignments for the day. Dressed and ready to go, it's time to get to work. You log into your online high school classes and read through the daily announcements. You also receive a couple of emails from your teachers with feedback on the assignments you turned in earlier in the week.
You quickly make a to-do list for the day. You've found this to be the best way of keeping focused and on track:
- Take notes on the Bible lesson and participate in a class discussion board.
- Complete the probability lesson for Algebra 1 and watch the You Tube video that goes along with the lesson.
- Read chapters 1-3 of the book The House on Mango Street and start the analysis activity.
- Revise the paper on Hellenistic Greece you submitted for World History based on the recommendations from the teacher.
- Email language partner and setup a time to do a video chat for the French 1 assignment; practice introductions in French.
- Finish the Biology pH lab and review notes in preparation for a quiz tomorrow.
Your mom reminds you that you have practice this afternoon at 2pm. Looks like you'll need to knock out as much of your work as you can in the morning.
Practice is over and you're back to get a few things done before dinner. You had some trouble with the Algebra 1 probability assignment, so you email your teacher to ask for help.
You finished Bible and English in the morning, so all you have left to work on is revising your paper for World History, emailing your language partner, and finishing up your Biology lab.
Revising the paper takes a while, but you finish it up and submit it through the course dropbox. It's marked as submitted and you can relax for a bit while your teacher grades and returns it to you with his remarks.
It's almost dinner so you quickly email your language partner and setup a video chat for later in the week. Your mom helps you review your French vocabulary. It's been a full day, time for a break!
Your Algebra 1 teacher responds to your email and recommends that you get together in the virtual classroom so that he can help you with some probability practice problems. He uses the on-screen whiteboard to guide you through a few problems and then you do a few for him to ensure that you understand how to do the problems.
The last thing for the day is to finish up the Biology pH lab, which is surprisingly entertaining. You click, drag, and drop various laboratory tools and chemicals to achieve the desired results. You review your notes and determine that you're ready for tomorrow's quiz. Time to chill out for a bit before bed!