Regardless of where you live, the pandemic is continuing to have an impact. Last year at this time, two of my six kids were impacted by graduation ceremonies being canceled. One child was finishing high school, another was wrapping up life as an elementary school student. In our house, it meant no ceremonies, no proms, no end-of-year school trips or parties. This year is … [Read more...] about Graduation is upon us…. but so is the pandemic!
We took three “First Day of Kindergarten” pictures this year. There was our son's first day of virtual kindergarten – August 24. Then his first day of hybrid kindergarten – November 10. Two weeks after that, we went back to all-virtual school. We started round two of hybrid kindergarten again at the end of February. And then, finally, in April, we took our son's “First Day of … [Read more...] about We Survived Virtual Kindergarten!
“Is today another computer school day?” As soon as I said yes, my son flopped back down against his pillow and pulled the covers up over his head. “I don’t like computer school!” I curled up next to him and peeled the covers back. “I know. Maybe you’ll get to go back soon.” Back in August, he started virtual kindergarten. While we were hoping for a “normal” start to … [Read more...] about The First 20 Weeks of Virtual Kindergarten = Barely Hanging On
Going back to school this fall looks very different this year and many parents feel stressed trying to adapt to remote learning while also working from home. Not to mention, distancing learning comes with higher costs, too. In fact, the 2020 Back-to-School Survey from Deloitte found that 51% of parents will spend more on internet-based learning resources including virtual … [Read more...] about Saving on Back to School Gadgets and Gear
In this episode, Winnie chats with two educators about homeschooling and discusses tips and strategies for both parents and teachers to navigate online learning. One educator guest is Dr. Ai Addyson-Zhang who is an education consultant and the founder of Classroom Without Walls, an alternative school to future proof the next generation by teaching them what schools are not. The … [Read more...] about #ModernMomMondays: Episode Five with Dr. Ai Addyson-Zhang and Chuck Poole