Are you homeschooling in 2020 during the pandemic? Is it that time already? Back to school in a couple weeks for us and I am just not sure if we are ready. I’m so tired. I’m not feeling capable. However, we will get it done and we will make it through like we always do. We have been homeschooling throughout the kids k-2 so far so it isn’t new to us but I know that it is for so many right now. Homeschooling is not like the 2020 pandemic virtual learning many are getting with public school.
Subtle whispers from others
My kids aren’t being taught up to their standards because they are behind other children their age in public school and some younger with certain things. Reading/writing mainly. I get tired of trying to prove to others why I feel that pressuring my kids to be like everyone else and do everything that everyone else is doing is a bad thing.
You’d think homeschooling in 2020 would be that of the future. Would you believe the stigma has actually gotten worse?
I have decided to try my best to stick cotton in my ears and drown out the world and family who don’t have anything positive to say. Where I am in the schooling section is that I won’t be doing a typical 5 day week. I will have 2 in second grade and a preschooler or two this coming up year. It’s a mess for me because I am just not a routine type of person. Schedules are not something I can stick to for more than a couple of days at a time. Then I just lose the motivation all together.
Homeschooling in 2020
Here’s what it looks like:
Moms frantically worried about how they can work and teach their kids.
Moms going crazy over their children not being socialized.
Moms mask shaming other moms in front of their kids.
Moms worried that they can’t provide the type of education the school can.
Please, please moms. You can do so much better because
1. You know your child.
2. You can have that one on one time better than a teacher can.
As far as socializing. Well homeschooling during the pandemic has been a big thorn in everyone’s side. But there are so many ways to socialize normally. Co-ops. Friends get togethers. Cookouts. Going to the grocery stores. The public park. How about good ole fashioned field trips? Just because your kids aren’t in typical school doesn’t mean they can’t socialize.
As far as homeschooling during the pandemic in 2020.
You can do online zoom meetings. Have your kids Skype their friends. Heck, even go on tiktok and have them watch other kids doing fun things. Just don’t look up kinktok and expect to have a clean tiktok when your kids are with you searching. You can also do virtual field trips. A lot of educational websites provide these and even NASA has a virtual part on their website.
School can come from so many things too. Cook a meal and meal prep together. Teach them conversions because that’s definitely something you’ll be using if you ever expect to cook in life. You can teach them life skills. Teach them how to read so they can even read a recipe book. Gardening and pests is biology which is not age dependent. I could go on because there’s so much out there.
So you see there are so many ways you can incorporate school into your daily life that you don’t have to spend 8 hours on academics. Public school doesn’t either, just a fair warning.
Homeschooling during the pandemic in 2020 doesn’t have to be scary. You can do this and your child can thrive.I’m not saying it’s always easy but it’s something you can do and do well.
How are you homeschooling in 2020?