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    In wake of what is happening it is still going to be possible that our government will close down the schools if and when this is going to happen no one knows.

    But in the mean time any tricks and advice from those that are already home schooling would be greatly appreciated.

    Ds1 is grade 7 so his big year at primary school.

    Websites, learning resources, how to set up at home.

    We have a desk, lap top, quiet area to work in and a white board so far.

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    These are some resources I've found;
    Khan Academy : https://www.khanacademy.org/
    Common Lit : https://www.commonlit.org/
    Illustrative Mathematics : https://www.illustrativemathematics.org/
    Zearn : https://www.zearn.org/
    Scholastic : https://classroommagazines.scholasti...arnathome.html

    Also, a comment from the CEO of Common Lit which has some links that may be helpful;
    Here are a few additional resources we created for teachers and parents (with more coming soon!): 1) [https://blog.commonlit.org/these-com...-bdbdc4715728) 2) [https://blog.commonlit.org/free-reso...-5b3955333e05) 3) [Free webinars 3x weekly](https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_...ReuYab9WV4vekw), 4) [https://blog.commonlit.org/how-to-tu...-f78676f87052). School leaders can reach out to [partnerships@commonlit.org](mailtoartnerships@commonlit.org) with additional questions. Teachers can contact us at [help@commonlit.org](mailto:help@commonlit.org). We also offer 24/7 live chat support. Stay safe!

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    Check if Reading Eggs is free for your school aged child. My kids can sign in from home with their school account for free. Otherwise, you can sign up for a free trial.

    Microsoft Works is free with a student email login.

    Check if your library has online access to e-books.

    Make sure your craft tub is stocked! Also look for some science experiments you can do from home, and remember that everyday tasks in your home can be a lesson ie. cooking.

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    Coronavirus has parents gearing up to home tutor if schools close. Here are some tips from homeschoolers

    https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2020-...34?pfmredir=sm

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    This all seems much more manageable. Especially with multiple children. Compared to this...
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    My biggest tip as a primary teacher is that you won't need 6 hours a day to cover the required content. So don't feel like you're doing it wrong if the kids are done by midday, or like you need to set more work. Just enjoy the extra time together and do some projects in the garden, kitchen, crafts, mechanics, whatever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stretched View Post
    My biggest tip as a primary teacher is that you won't need 6 hours a day to cover the required content. So don't feel like you're doing it wrong if the kids are done by midday, or like you need to set more work. Just enjoy the extra time together and do some projects in the garden, kitchen, crafts, mechanics, whatever!
    What are your thoughts on this? Sent from dd1’s school (she is year 7) yesterday. Basically they are expected to attend classes online as normal as if they were still attending school in person, follow the same meal times etc, right down to wearing their uniform. Adjustments.jpg

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    I’m very skeptical that they’ll close schools now as they have used other countries which haven’t closed as an example. The thing is, those countries tested children’s temperatures etc. BEFORE entering school and sent those home accordingly. No such thing here. I am a bit more hopeful that it might happen now that Bozo in the UK has closed schools but still not certain they will.

    As a teacher I’ll be doing minimal work with my kids and enjoying family time. I’ll encourage reading every night before bed as they usually do. If schools are only going to close for an extra week or 2 then I don’t see the point and we’ll just fill the time as a family but longer than that, I’ll get my year 6 daughter to continue this maths book she has for homework and some other stuff and maybe get them to do an interest project.

    I am considering visiting a friend on Queensland. They’ve already invited us up if schools close. They have enough room for us and a swimming pool. What more to you need? Maybe some toilet paper 🤪

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    Thanks ladies

    Only daunting thing for me with be that ds2 and dd will want to be play with him when he has to be learning. He did ask me if it would be the same hours and I did say no as it would be more 1 on 1 not 1 to 26. He wants to “attend” in his uniform still as he has the seniors top now.

    I was suppose to go out today to get some more things for craft/art/science but my garage door installer has buggered that up. 4 hours later still not here. Plus it’s my day to run errands with no kids here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SheWarrior View Post
    What are your thoughts on this? Sent from dd1’s school (she is year 7) yesterday. Basically they are expected to attend classes online as normal as if they were still attending school in person, follow the same meal times etc, right down to wearing their uniform. Attachment 103483
    My advice was primary school specific. My DD is in year 7 and I expect she will need to spend about 4-5 hours a day on school work. But that includes what she currently does for homework which, as she's in the accelerated program, is at least an hour most nights.


 

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