Danielle Light is a fifth grade math teacher at the Oak Bluffs School. She is also a parent of a third grader and a fifth grader, and so is seeing both sides of the homeschooling equation.

As a teacher she helped create an online curriculum for her students. As a parent she is incredibly appreciative of the work her colleagues have done for her children.

“I feel like the way the information is being provided to them is so age-appropriate and user-friendly,” she said.

Ms. Light’s children received Chrome books from their school and start their day by logging on to learn about their daily assignments. Her fifth-grader has three different subjects each day where all of his teachers post a daily activity. Her third-grader also receives email activities each day.

“She got sent home with a bag of books that we have already gone through in a week. But there’s so much digital reading they can do, so they have plenty of work to keep them busy.”

Once the kids are done with morning lessons, they take a break for lunch. In the afternoon, they dive into some special activities prepared by their teachers. On Monday afternoon the children were challenged with building both an indoor and outdoor mini-golf course.

“My kids are dragging two by fours from the back of the house to the front and I have no part in this,” Ms. Light said with a laugh.

“I’m in a very good place of enjoying this and enjoying the time with them,” she added. “It’s because their teachers are providing the work, that’s the piece that’s made this so helpful. It has made it a very comfortable environment for us.”

Aaron Wilson