These past few weeks have been a whirlwind in the Wolfe residence. School was canceled the week before spring break due to COVID-19 and we figured after spring break was over we would resume our regularly scheduled program after spring break.
However, we received that dreaded phone call late Tuesday night saying that school would not resume until at least April 24. A month of adjusting. A month of crisis homeschooling. A month of social distancing from friends and family.
So this past week I was forced to flip a switch. I was forced to get my shit together. My son needs structure and guidance now more than ever. Admittedly, we slacked off these past two weeks. But now it’s crunch time.
I’d like to start by saying his school has been so incredibly wonderful in providing links, plans, and worksheets for the kids to continue on the right path. And to basically make it fool proof for the parents.
Here are 5 articles that I have found helpful in my research on how to get through this rough time as a parent and coping with becoming their teacher as well.
You are NOT homeschooling. You are CRISIS schooling. There is a huge difference. You may choose to homeschool after this, but this is not what homeschooling looks like, not even remotely.
With schools closing to stop the spread of coronavirus, you may find yourself working from home with a new side-gig: teacher.
Tips to teaching your children at home from a mother and teacher who has homeschooled for years.
If you’re feeling anxious and overwhelmed as you wait to hear when schools will reopen, know that you are not alone as a new homeschooling parent – and that there are excellent options for keeping your child learning.
It’s been a stressful time for everyone, so we thought we could lighten the mood a bit with a round-up of shout outs from the twittersphere that say it all – teachers are amazing, they work extremely hard, and they deserve much higher pay.
How have y’all handled your new found position as educators? I can’t stress this enough, but just do your best. Ask for help. And above all stay happy, healthy, and safe!
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Life is hectic. No matter what you do. For me, well, I’m a mom of two young boys living in the countryside, working a full-time job, married to my best friend, and might be slightly makeup obsessed. I’m here to share my experiences, my fears, my dreams, and what little tips and tricks I’ve picked up along the way.