MARCH 30, 2020 . . . the first day of online school. Not too bad for a Monday. The kids normally wake up at 6:15 in the morning, moving slow as molasses. Then, I start building up an attitude with frustration as I’m rushing them to get ready. But this time hubby and I working from home too. We get to have a mimosa while working too! I’m sure you can see why its not so bad for a Monday, lol. I’m pleased to know that my kids teachers are well prepared and move pretty quickly to upload lessons online.
ALL HATES OFF TO THEM! Jeremiah (my son) is in fourth grade...do you think they’ll cut him some slack? Nope, he still has a tone of work to do, even online. Fourth grade is a BIG DEAL people, smh. As you can see, he clearly doesn’t want to be bothered. He’s focused. Leilani (my daughter), her teacher makes the class do something called, Morning Movement. Before they get to work, they move around, stretch, and open their minds to start the day. What a thoughtful thing to do with second graders.
Now, let’s FAST FORWARD to later in the day. It’s about 4:30pm or so. Hubby and I have been working online and monitoring the kids as they work too. We’ve reviewed their work with them, helped implement a schedule/routine as if they were in school only to get an email from the teachers saying,
“Parents please keep in mind that home online learning for elementary students is estimated to be from 1-3 hours. (It will not be the traditional 7 hour school day.) Do not WORRY! This way of instruction is new, but your child has already been using quite a bit of technology all year”.
WHEW!!! this is really a learning process lmao. You should’ve seen the look on Wyll (hubby) and I face. You didn’t have to tell us twice. We were doing all this extra stuff for no reason. Well its for a reason but it was a little difficult trying to spread out their assignments throughout the day without them giving us blank stares asking us “Ugh, what do we do next?”. So HATS OFF TO US PARENTS TOO. We made it through the day! Stay safe everyone!