Ooh, online classes and meetings on skype sound like fun! I wish we had those back then. I absolutely HATED public school. Elementary school was the worst... I used to get picked on for being an ESL student and for having a strong accent. I think my parents would have taken homeschooling more seriously if there had been the online class option..
But I guess I should be grateful because the common core also hadn't come into existence yet.. I hear the new curriculum is a complete fail.