Crisis Schooling

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.

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Homeschooling is not the same as crisis schooling

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.

How to home-school during the coronavirus crisis with free resources

With schools closing to stop the spread of coronavirus, you may find yourself working from home with a new side-gig: teacher.

Teacher’s Note: How to homeschool during coronavirus

Tips to teaching your children at home from a mother and teacher who has homeschooled for years.

How to Homeschool During the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

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.

Parents-Turned-Homeschoolers Agree: Teachers Are Amazing!

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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8 thoughts on “Crisis Schooling”

    1. Realizing it is not the same as homeschooling put things into a whole new perspective and really helped me understanding my role a lot better in this crazy situation!

  1. You are so right! We are homeschoolers and this is totally different for us too! We are missing classes, lessons and friends. It’s been really hard for all of us!

    1. I never would’ve imagined how different it would be for people that actually do homeschooling as well! I’m just ready for this to pass and go on with our regularly scheduled program.

  2. This has got to be incredibly hard for parents! On top of trying to work from home, and teaching your kids too! Great collection of articles for parents to use as a resource. I’m glad my kids are grown, and I feel for all the parents of school age kids during this crisis!

    1. It has definitely put my son through it. Luckily for us parents, he’s in kindergarten so the lessons are fairly simple. But we have to remind him this isn’t normal; this isn’t how a school year usually goes.

  3. This has been such a difficult time for kids, parents, and teachers! Definitely very different from homeschooling

    1. I just hope that it’s over sooner than later. The teachers have been so absolutely wonderful throughout all of this. I hope it’s not just our districts and is stretching across the nation!

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