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MY WORD OF THE WEEK – Teacher
Once upon a time, many years ago I had this brilliant idea that I wanted to be a teacher! It was the main reason why I started studying again as an adult, but I did change my mind in the end. When my own children got older I decided that working with children all day was probably not my ‘thing.’
Now, in these difficult days I find myself in the role of teacher to my own kids. Stuck at home, schools closed for no-one knows how long, and piles an piles of work being sent from school for the kids to get through every day.
I’ve home educated my kids before, three of them at some point but all at different times. That wasn’t easy, having all three with different levels of work is even harder.
The girls are being good as they have to submit their work online to their teachers. So, they don’t need much input from me other than to tell them to get on with it. Sometimes they are willing, sometimes they are not.
The Little Man wants to do P.E. everyday on the trampoline and swings in the garden. That’s great, but he has fallen behind the hundreds of School Pings I’ve been receiving. He has a maths lesson each day to do which he’s getting on with, but everything else, it’s a pain to get him interested.
We are currently doing 2 hours in the morning and 1 hour in the afternoon and I’m hoping that’s enough to get through the weekly work pile. If they fall behind then I’ve told them they will be working through the Easter Holiday too.
I think we are doing okay, but I’m honestly not finding any of this fun. How are all the other parents coping?
Now it’s over to you, what word or phrase sums up your week this week?
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As a retired teacher and a mother of 3, I can only imagine how hard it is to teach your OWN kids. At home, no less! I have some ideas about some science projects for my grandson to do now that he is at home. Schools around here are not sending anything home for the kids to do.
At least jumping on the trampoline burns off some energy! Hang in there!
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I think I’ve got it easier than you. I can imagine with primary age, you have to be with them, encouraging them on. Mine are buckling down and saying how much they are enjoying working at home. Not sure how long it will last. It’s taking them a fraction of the time. At this rate, they’ll all be ahead of themselves in September.
After this afternoon I am quite tempted to expel my two from school and take early retirement. lol
I have found doing fun things before schoolwork doesn’t work. They have no motivation. We’re back to school work in the morning and fun things in the afternoon from now on.
It sounds like you and the girls are getting on well and are working hard. It sounds like your Little Man is taking a little time to get into the swing of things. Bless him. It is a big change for them all.
I totally forgot about the Easter holidays coming up. I think we might just keep working as they’re obviously not doing as much work as they are in school.
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I can imagine it must be really hard trying to teach three at different levels and keep them motivated. I’m quite enjoying it with Sophie but it does help that she wants to learn and that while the school have provided suggested activities, we do have some freedom and flexibility with learning which makes it easier. Good luck with trying to keep your three engaged and motivated x #WotW
Its such an odd situation isn’t it? Joes school have it all covered on line which is so much easier for me, it sounds like you are doing a great job Anne and you are right