Hey, Lovelies! It’s been exactly a month since my last post. In that time we have celebrated a birthday, went on a family road trip, made some home renovations, and decided to homeschool through the end of the year. GASP! (keep reading!)
Oh did I forget to mention hubby and I are still working from home and the kids are on summer vacation AT HOME 24/7? Needless to say, it has been an interesting ride, but we are making it work.
I can’t believe we are 2 weeks into July and just 6 weeks away from the 1st day of school. However, this year things are just so uncertain that as a parent I am not ready to send my little ones into the madness. We recently received notice from the NYC Board of Education that schools will most likely be following a Hybrid schedule with 1 – 3 days of in-person instruction and 3 – 4 days of remote learning. They also mentioned that parents will have the option to keep their kids at home if this would make them feel more comfortable.
Speaking of comfortable, I am one of those parents who will NOT be sending my kids to school for in-person instruction until we know exactly what is going on with Ms. Corona. My daughter has already assimilated to remote learning so she will be perfectly fine starting her 3rd-grade year online. As for my son, he was supposed to have started his preschool journey back in June, but we all know how that went. Thanks, Ms. Corona! 😒
I have been racking my brain for the past two months trying to figure out how things will pan out for the kids this fall. I have reached out to a number of preschools. After speaking with most of the school administrators, I realized that they really have no clue whether or not they will be opening in September. Honestly, who can blame them?
Now that September is around the corner, Hubby and I both agree that our little one’s preschool journey will begin at home until next year.
The reason for our decision is:
- The uncertainty of how things will pan out with the spikes that we have been seeing around the country.
- I am not confident that daycares or preschools will be able to prevent 2-year-olds from removing their masks and sharing supplies or ensure that they wash their hands often and maintaining a good distance from their classmates.
These are just two of many reasons I can not in good conscious send my toddler to daycare or preschool this fall. But, that isn’t going to stop his learning journey. I have already begun the process of revamping a little section of our home into a learning station. I’ve downloaded a fun curriculum for him that includes – learning videos, activities and so much more (You can check out the curriculum we chose –> here.)
This is definitely going to be a new adventure for me especially since my daughter started her journey in a physical school outside of the home. However, I am up for the challenge. There are tons of homeschooling resources available online and I personally know some mommies who have been homeschooling for years so I have some contacts to keep me from drowning.
I am looking forward to this new adventure and just ordered my first teacher’s planner. (Oh My!) You may want to subscribe to my blog because I am pretty sure I will have lots to talk about this fall.
Stay tuned for some chuckles, tears, and deep moments. I promise I’ll take loads of pictures, videos, and document my journey.
Signing off for now! Hope everyone is staying safe!