Pregnancy & Parenting

Home Schooling

Pregnancy & Parenting

Posted by: saramerc

26th Oct 2021 02:17pm

Home Schooling / Remote Learning this year was a challenge for most parents.
But it also gave me a great insight into how my 9 year old daughter was coping with school work in general before she began to continue remotely with me at home.
Some tasks my daughter had told me that she had no idea what the teachers were talking about and was very adamant that the work we were doing was no way near the amount that they were doing each day at school. I believed her, especially when I was sitting there at the dinner table each night helping her finishing tasks until 6pm or later. I am lucky my daughter is quite academic but at 9yrs old would rather draw and paint she loves to be pretty creative.
During lockdown and the beauty of Face Time I talked to other mothers who were also having the same issues , 10 times the amount of school work , small artwork tasks become yes, "power point" presentations, family interview presentations, talent show host presentations, and in between must make up their own ideas for future board games. Not to mention the ongoing costs of stationary.
I felt very sorry for working parents during this time and wondered how on earth they would have coped.
I would love to know and hear from other Mums and Dads about what they thought was either too much or too little?

Comments 1

  • 21st Dec 2021 11:42am

I only had my kids do the bare minimum to get their attendance ticked off. Otherwise it was way too much and I could see that they were struggling. Teachers expected the kids to do more and with less instruction.

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