The 2020-2021 school year is going to look a lot different. COVID-19 has changed everyday life drastically and while we still do not have all the answers places are opening up; including schools. Even with the limited information available, we have to make the choices that work best for our family regarding what this upcoming school year will look like for our children. Whether we decide to do traditional in school instruction, virtual learning or a combination of the two, all I know is that we have to support each other and respect each others decision because we are all trying to do what is right for our families.
I am aware that I am fortunate in that I have been homeschooling my son. Not everyone can stay at home with their children. I understand that I am blessed to be in this position. However, my decision for this school year is just as difficult. Jose and I had planned for Hunter to begin traditional school this upcoming year. Unfortunately, we have been quarantined due to the pandemic and having a newborn. We have had very little interaction with the outside world in an effort to protect our family.
Now I am trying to decide between virtual school and registering as an official homeschool. I have no idea if what I am doing is right, I do not know if i can manage homeschooling with an infant. I do not know anything except that I want my kids to remain healthy and not fall behind: emotionally, socially or (academically) in their education.
WHAT HAVE YOU DECIDED?
WHAT WILL YOUR SCHOOL YEAR LOOK LIKE? CLICK BELOW TO SHARE
Students in grades 6-12 are invited to take the survey, as well as parents and guardians of students in grades 3-K through 12. It is to be completed online by June 22.
Chancellor Richard Carranza suggested that September will likely be a mix of online learning and in-person learning. Schools will be expected to comply with city, state and CDC guidelines regarding building capacity, and adjustments will need to be made with scheduling, busing and meals. Additionally, schools will need PPE supplies and could quite possibly conduct temperature checks.
TAKE THE SURVEY TO MAKE SURE YOUR VOICE IS HEARD!
Instruction does NOT need to be boring!
Learning is fun and quite frankly in order to keep my sanity and my kids I need to make this enjoyable for the two of us.
Here are some of the tricks I use to keep things interesting and fun.
Feedback, comments and ideas are welcomed!
It can seem very overwhelming to try and suddenly become your child(ren) teacher. However, as a parent you have been a teacher from the start of their life. This is not a new role, it is just a little more formal.
There are 5 main teaching styles:
Knowing the different styles and how to approach homeschooling your child is very helpful and try them out until you find what works for you and your child.
Check out Professor Hunter at 3 years of age.
Check out this great video of Professor Hunter at 3 years of age.