Virtual School

Live online classes that focus on character building, mental health and social skills for grades K-3.

Taught by PARENT EDUCATOR & CHILDREN'S AUTHOR Maria Dismondy

Maria is a mother of three school aged children and thought about their mental health the minute schools were closed back in March 2020 due to Covid-19. How would being pulled out of their classroom, away from their friends and teachers affect them?

With so many unknowns, Maria offered classes that focused on positive character traits and social skills.

Both tools that will build kids up and tap into their mental well being. Maria found the Sunny Side Homeschool to be the silver lining during a worldwide pandemic. A place where children found positivity and learned how they handle situations that are less than ideal.

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What Parents & Teachers Are Saying

“I am loving these lessons as both my boys struggle with low self esteem and not a ton of confidence.”
LAURA L.

“I just wanted to drop a quick note to you and just say how much I appreciate all of your help during this quarantine.  You truly are a wonderful teacher, mother and human!  We love your lessons.  As a youth services librarian, I know a great resource when I see one.”
STACY LANE

It is wonderful to have the tangible object lessons to discuss over and over again with our real life difficulties!”
JENNY CAMPBELL

“You are bringing so much joy to children with these lessons. Thank you!”
LEAH YOUNG

“My daughter has attended every single one of your character education classes and I can’t thank you enough for the tools you have provided her and I…”
CINDY LYON

Access for Current Students

The Class our Kids Need!


Social Emotional Skills Help Kids…

  • Make friends and maintain friendships
  • Create empathy and connect with others
  • Increase self-confidence
  • Help resolve conflicts
  • Develop ability to regulate emotions
  • Manage stress and anxiety
  • Increase academic performance
  • Boost sense of well being and happiness

Sunny Side School

Live classes every Tuesday and Thursday
(11 lessons in all)

  • Ideal for grades K-3
  • 4:00-4:30pm EST (3-3:30 CST, 1-1:30 PST)
  • Engaging social-emotional lessons
  • Interactive discussions before and after class
  • Literacy connection
  • Brain Breaks (movement during class)
  • Creative object lessons (demonstrations by the instructor that feel like science experiments!)
  • Handouts for incorporating concepts at home
  • FREE Replays will be available until two weeks after the class ends.  (recordings will not include children interactions which take place at the start and end of the class.)

PRICING:

$49 individual rate (less than $5 a class)
$69 family rate (2+ children. Less than $4 a class)
$89 classroom rate (Up to 30 log ins!)

FAQs

Where does this class take place?

LIVE on Zoom. You will also have the option to purchase access to 14 additional recorded lessons to be viewed at your leisure.

What does my child need for class?

A piece of paper and a pencil! Each class will have a piece at the end where children apply what they have learned. Even our youngest learners can participate by drawing instead of writing!

What if the class is not a fit for my child?

No problem! You have one week after the start of the first class to request a refund.

What are the class themes?

Live Classes Include: Community, Kindness, Problem Solving, Respect, Empathy, Resilience, Mistakes, Self-Esteem, Feelings, Sportsmanship, Honesty, Getting Along with Others (siblings), Inclusion and Mindset!

Recordings Include: Generosity, Responsibility, Making a Difference, Creativity, Perseverance, Leadership, Friendship, Patience, Work Ethic, Peace, Diversity, Bullying, Manners and Teamwork.