With the closing of schools in the face of COVID-19 many parents across the United States have found themselves in a new and unexpected role- homeschooling their children.
While this role may give parents a new appreciation for the job of teachers—you are not a teacher and you did not make the choice to homeschool your children.
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Keeping that in mind, some strategies and resources to manage homeschooling are outlined below. Remember, this is a learning process: be open, be flexible, and make adjustments along the way.
A talk about scheduling: There are beautiful color coded schedules popping up all over social media. If themed days (think unicorns and rainbows) with coordinating meals is your thing, go for it.
But for most, a simple and flexible schedule with lots of built in breaks will work best.
Although many schools are providing opportunities for distance learning, these activities typically do not fill a complete school day. There are numerous online and app based resources (some shared below).
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