No school? For how long?
As schools close all over the country, parents have two issues to face:
- How to find someone to supervise their kids while they’re at work
- How to continue their education
Many school systems are scrambling to figure out a way to deliver lessons electronically (which is great if your household has a computer). Access their website for updates on their progress. Then, set up a study schedule for your kids, complete with homework and tests.
The key here is to not panic. Plan for your kids to work for 45-minute increments, and then let them run around for 30 minutes. Include 20 minutes of reading in the morning and another 20 minutes of reading in the afternoon. Insert a meal and a couple of snacks here and there, and Voila! You have a plan for a school day.
What if your school isn’t prepared to continue lessons? Instead of trying to reinvent the wheel yourself, why not turn to the experts – the thousands of parents who already homeschool their children.
Here is a handful of Facebook groups I found after a quick search:
Check them out. If you want more, there are dozens of other resources to be found. Also, check out the your state’s Department of Education for resources. Plus, you should also be able to access your schools’ curriculum online so you can see what’s coming up.
You can do it!