Schooling From Home
It has been months since I have posted to the blog. Life hasn’t been particularly hectic, no devastating illnesses, no big changes… it has just been ordinary. In light of recent events in our world I am realizing just how ungrateful I was for “ordinary”.
I am a wait-and-see type of person. I think it plays nicely with my tendency to procrastinate. But sometimes life just doesn’t give you either luxury. In recent days I have heard from parents who are finding themselves thrown into a position that I miss. They have to school their children at home. I cannot tell you how many times over the years that people told me “Oh, I could never do that”, and yet here we are, sheltering in place, being “forced” to learn and teach in our homes.
School districts all over the country are scrambling to get information and plans up online but in the meantime what can you do? This was my (edited) emailed answer to a friend:
First, let me say that I envy the next few weeks for all the mamas and daddys who get to have their kiddos home. You may feel like Alice in Wonderland falling down the rabbit hole. I know it sounds scary but really, it is a time to get to know your littles in a different way and to learn alongside them.
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