|Posted on March 24, 2020 at 2:15 AM|
Well... so today is the first day of the rest of our lives! We are experiencing a sudden change in the way we do things - but first let's breathe.
Parents at home - young humans - parents are not teachers - they are facillitating learners. Do not expect that you will suddenly have the teaching fairy come and deliever skills that you have not trained for. So...
Set up some routines and expectations of each other - everyone will need some quiet time away from each other.
Set up a place to work, and/or somewhere to keep your learning things, so that there is not a fuss because you haven't got a pen - my ex-students - you must have at least one of mine each as I have personally bought enought to circle Earth TWICE!
Find your old board games - decks of cards - jigsaw puzzles. Now is the time to learn these skills. Be patient with each other - this may be a new skills set. There are heaps of cheap ones available through online shopping.
Schedule play time and play together.
Watch BTN - that is a news service for young humans - very useful. Adult news is a bit much for everyone just now.
Start a learning project. How will we commemorate ANZAC Day this year? Can you come up with something? Share it here!
Most of all - be your best you! My ex students - you KNOW you are precious, remember that now!
Kate B / Mrs B / Dr Kate