Bringing Olympic Dreams to Life with Figure Skater Iberia
By Florida Virtual School on August 2nd, 2021
As we watch more than 600 athletes represent the United States at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, it’s almost impossible to imagine the number of hours, months, and years they have dedicated to reach this moment in their lives. And while they are showcasing their talents, thousands of other athletes around the world are hard at work, preparing for their own Olympic dreams to come true – including FLVS 5th grade student, Iberia S.Continue reading
Online Elementary Spanish, Technology, and More
By Florida Virtual School on June 15th, 2021
FLVS Elementary School includes a robust collection of core and special courses that have been designed with young learners in mind. Special courses allow students to explore interests and prepare for a successful future in an engaging educational online environment. These elective course options include Art, Spanish, Physical Education, and Technology which help students in grades Kindergarten-5 express their creativity, explore a foreign language, learn healthy habits, and learn how to navigate the ever-growing virtual world!Continue reading
Online Learning in 2021 and Beyond: Insights from FLVS Parents
By Florida Virtual School on May 3rd, 2021
Last year, we saw one of society’s most significant cultural shifts as people transitioned from in-person birthday parties to Zoom parties, everyday outings to at-home alternatives, and traditional classrooms to online learning. The COVID-19 pandemic changed everything about how people worked, lived, and learned.
While the transition to a stay-at-home lifestyle and online learning presented challenges, it also provided many families with a new sense of safety and flexibility. And it’s not surprising that with the end of the 2020-21 school year approaching (the first full year of virtual learning for many), parents have a new take on online learning and how it fits into their families’ post-pandemic lives.Continue reading
At the Core of Online Learning for Elementary
By Florida Virtual School on April 26th, 2021
If your elementary student is new to Florida Virtual School (FLVS), you may have a lot of questions about our courses! You may be asking yourself, will FLVS courses prepare my child with the knowledge and skills they need? Will courses be engaging and keep my child’s attention? Will a teacher be available to help my child or answer my questions? We are pleased to say, yes!Continue reading
Supporting Elementary Students Across the Country
By Florida Virtual School on October 29th, 2020
Florida Virtual School (FLVS) recently introduced its elementary offerings internationally, making FLVS Kindergarten-5th grade curriculum available through FLVS Global. Now students outside of Florida can enroll directly with FLVS Global Elementary School. Meet two elementary families from New Jersey and Pennsylvania who are glad they chose FLVS for their child’s online education!Continue reading
Ways for Online Elementary Students to Stay Active
By Guest Blogger on September 22nd, 2020
As children are being educated at home, there are many changes in their daily routines – and ours, as parents. We find ourselves being the professionals and spending a lot of time supporting our children with academics and keeping them active, busy, and happy. This is quite a bit to juggle and it can be hard to keep all those balls in the air!
One thing that our children may be missing out on while learning at home is regular physical activity and possibly a formal physical education curriculum. This need not be the case with FLVS!Continue reading
Online Elementary Teachers Bring Learning to Life
By Guest Blogger on August 24th, 2020
Welcome to the 2020-21 school year! Whether your family is new to Florida Virtual School (FLVS) Elementary or returning, we’re so glad you’re here.
If you are new to FLVS Elementary, you may be wondering what the upcoming school year has in store for your young learner. You can rest assured knowing your child’s education is at the center of every decision we make!Continue reading
Back-to-School Basics for Elementary Parents
By Florida Virtual School on August 2nd, 2019
It’s a teacher’s most wonderful time of the year – time to start a new school year! We’re ready to serve our Kindergarten through 5th Grade students with style and eager to help them strive for success!
FLVS Elementary has some information for getting this school year started off right. Parents and home educators play an important role in their child’s success at FLVS. Here are some ways to help your child feel fully supported at home. Continue reading
Building Online Elementary School Relationships
By Cara Piper on July 10th, 2019
When I first accepted a job with Florida Virtual School as a Kindergarten teacher, I thought there was no way I’d be able to make the same connections with my students as I did in a brick-and-mortar school. I don’t see my students every day and my role looks different than a traditional classroom teacher.
5 Lessons Learned from Elementary Career Day
By Guest Blogger on May 2nd, 2019
How many kids dream of becoming an astronaut as a child?
At this year’s FLVS Flex Elementary Career Day, NASA Astronaut Dr. Anna Fisher shared a story that was out-of-this-world and inspired kids to never give up on their dreams. Dr. Fisher served as a Mission Specialist on the STS-51A Discovery in 1984. She was just one of our special guests who recently came to visit the virtual classrooms of our elementary students.
Here are just a few of the lessons our students learned at Career Day! Continue reading