March 14, 2020

Emergency Homeschooling 2020

I've put together this schedule for my kids to use during this Covid-19 mess. All of them have been homsechooled through 3rd grade, so doing school at home for them is not completely new, but it might be hard to get back into the habit. 

My kids are currently in 11th, 9th, 7th, and 4th grades (and 8 months old but she's just working on sleeping). Since they are older, I'm giving them the opportunity to dictate a bit what they do from day to day. I've made a loose schedule with ideas of what to do during each time. I'll let them fill out what they are going to do and I will approve it or offer suggestions of things to add if I think they're taking it too easy. 

I'm sharing it here in case it is helpful to anyone else. We are currently out for 3 weeks (one of which was supposed to be spring break). The uncertainty of when we will go back for sure is stressful. Hopefully having a little structure will help all of us cope with the anxiety. 

I haven't updated the blog in a long while, but thought this would be a good time to share ideas. There are other ideas on this site for incentives, which I believe go a long way toward motivation. I will probably let the kids earn privilege coupons for each day they do their work without too much moaning and trouble. I have a spinny game wheel from IKEA that I'll tape coupons on and let them spin it when work is completed each day. For coupon ideas check out my summer reading posts, one of which you can find here at this link

Thanks for reading and best of luck to you during this difficult time, and I hope you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy!

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