We interrupt the habits series because today is a big day: Annabel’s first day of (online) school!
Here is the schedule her teacher sent yesterday. I made a trip to the school to pick up textbooks (one math book, one science/social studies book, one Spanish book, and a copy of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory which A has already read (or had read to her) and is very excited about rereading for school).
The above schedule was sent by the teacher yesterday. The school district has been very clear that school will take place through the entire regular school day. (I am hoping there will not also be homework but . . . I’m also not that optimistic.)
To be honest, I have no idea how all this is going to play out and how much involvement will be needed on the parental/nanny end. For the next two weeks, C&G are still in the house (and I’m still in major catchup mode for work!) so we are really hoping A will be able to be mostly independent. She really did do pretty well with the learning last year, but it was different – mostly asynchronous modules (and it started at 10 AM!).
I am curious about these writing slots, and about recess. I told Annabel I was hopeful that some days I could take a walk outside with her at 1 pm during my own lunch break.
Because of the presence of her siblings this week, we set her up in her room. Her laptop, school agenda, and a pencil are out in her desk with her supplies underneath organized in an IKEA locker. She is excited. We will see how things go. I am greatly looking forward to Sept 1 though which is the start for C&G. (At least as of now.)
I know I mentioned that I was thrilled to be rid of the 843 activities that the kids were doing. BUT we may be adding one back:
(Josh’s aunt owns/runs Condee Farm and it’s a whopping 15 min away so I’m not sure why we didn’t do this sooner, but I think it’s a reasonable activity to start. Cameron wants to do it too!)