If you’re worried about kids and remote learning, read this great essay by Karen at Empty Nest, Full Life.
Today my five year old granddaughter was here. She and her three year old brother helped me make and eat a batch of pancakes, then we all decorated my house for Halloween.
After a few more games and a light lunch of dry cereal (their choice, not mine!), Ellie got ready for her remote kindergarten class.
The school district where Ellie is enrolled, and where her Mom is a teacher, has given families the option of a hybrid school year or a fully remote year. Neither choice seemed perfect leading into the fall, and neither seemed to offer everything that Ellie should have in her first school experience.
But given the uncertainties of the pandemic, and our fear/belief that all schools will be shut down for remote learning by the time flu season emerges, Ellie’s parents decided to have her go remote.
Today I got to see remote kindergarten learning…
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“We” as North American people, have made it through many things in the past and will make it through this one, too. Like this blogger, I do admire teachers who can adapt and hope inner city children won’t just fall farther behind in learning.
Also, I’ve read about peer-pressure-related violence and suicides; I wonder if learning at home will somewhat break the hold of peer pressure and strengthen kids’ spines a bit?
A good point, Christine.