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hardware
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"OKParents: A school-less year"


          

So the likelihood of next school year being a wash is looking quite high for most of us if it hasn’t already been announced in your area.

Are you entertaining the idea? How are you prepping? What resources are you looking at?

Mine was supposed to start Kindergarten. We’re registering since they haven’t closed that off, but idk how there can be school anytime soon. There’s no way we can send him out with it like this.

  

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Homeschooling collective
Mar 24th 2020
1
That’s dangerously close to not social distancing.
Mar 24th 2020
2
no no no my reply was not about right now
Mar 25th 2020
10
      if schools aren’t back it’s because virus is still spreading
Mar 25th 2020
14
           its not gonna be over until there's a vaccine
Mar 26th 2020
15
I like how you make it sound so easy.....
Mar 25th 2020
6
      i don't mean to. It's actually hard as hell
Mar 25th 2020
9
my neighbors are teachers and have two kids in similar age
Mar 25th 2020
3
Wife is a teacher and they are under 5 so it’s been easy peezy
Mar 25th 2020
4
Can someone dig up that post poetx did on home schooling a while back?
Mar 25th 2020
5
We’re getting some homework from the preschool
Mar 25th 2020
7
      DAWG! THESE YOUNGINS ARE EATING EVERY.THING.
Mar 25th 2020
8
      They stress eating.. lol
Mar 25th 2020
12
      i'm personally not super worried about it now with a 5yo
Mar 25th 2020
13
RE: OKParents: A school-less year
Mar 25th 2020
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Damali
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Tue Mar-24-20 09:04 PM

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1. "Homeschooling collective"
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-5 families get together to form a cohort
-parents rotate days of the week to teach all the kids in your cohort
-that way, each parent spends 4 days at the job and 1 day teaching the kids

1 cohort parent meeting each week to revise lesson plans, share best practices, etc

  

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rob
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Tue Mar-24-20 10:32 PM

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2. "That’s dangerously close to not social distancing."
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That’s why we’re going to be in this for the long haul - If you’re doing a homeschool group to share resources - great - but kids shuffling between homes? That’s a viral hub and it would be hard to take precautions.

I’m a upper elem teacher and I’ve discussed some of these options with parents. I think my options if we’re a wash past summer is either to go all in and become an extended family with someone that will need lots of help or to go the other direction and find a job in edtech. I really don’t think edtech alone is the future (and I’m scared that big tech and people like Betsy D might make a push for that.

We’re doing online with modifications (lots of texts and calls and FaceTimes) and I do think 9-10 year olds and up can handle it. A third of my class still needs help from adults but most have been very proactive about sending me pms or asking to video chat when they can’t figure out what I want them to do. We’re doing 30-45 mins of work online that they also have an option to do in the textbook, class discussions in chat/video/message board, reading a novel, and lots of Project Based learning where I give them choices and they send me a video of what they did or a report when they’re done.

I’ve worked with high school and college students and other than the expertise gaps (my kids right now are learning allllll about google apps) the adolescents seem just as capable. On average they work harder. Some are motivated by the freedom they have for the first time and like being to work at their own pace. Some that don’t speak up in class are participating more now because they are less worried about taking risks in front of other kids.

Obviously that’s a rosy/optimistic picture and there are soo many families that don’t have the resources to make that work, and we need financial support for caregivers, and we’re dealing with a mess in terms of kids that need services and IEPs.

I’d reaaaaaally prefer real school. We miss each other. I’m used to giving and receiving nonverbal cues and creating an environment. My 3D printers and legos are not being used. My children’s books are harder to access. My plants and class pets have been distributed to homes.

But I think making things like that work is preferable.

  

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Damali
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Wed Mar-25-20 09:25 AM

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10. "no no no my reply was not about right now"
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i was responding to the original post about next year...if school's don't come back in September

its the start of thinking of what can folks do, that's all.

the clusters can still be small.

  

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rob
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14. "if schools aren’t back it’s because virus is still spreading"
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hardware
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15. "its not gonna be over until there's a vaccine"
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which could take all the way through the end of 2021

so this is gonna be a long haul. hopefully technology holds up

  

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FLUIDJ
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6. "I like how you make it sound so easy....."
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lol...


"Get ready....for your blessing....."
"Bury me by my Grand-Grand and when you can come follow me"

  

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Damali
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9. "i don't mean to. It's actually hard as hell"
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tomjohn29
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Wed Mar-25-20 07:49 AM

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3. " my neighbors are teachers and have two kids in similar age"
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we have been paying them to get the kids together and teaching
its worked great

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Navem nu, cuando sol
Tutu nu, vondo nos nu
Vita em, no continous non
Nos nu ekta nos sepe ta, amen

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We sweat and life is not safe
To swim or to touch not
When we unite we hedge amen

  

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legsdiamond
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Wed Mar-25-20 07:54 AM

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4. "Wife is a teacher and they are under 5 so it’s been easy peezy"
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Not sure why folk are talking about getting neighborhood kids together. That seems like a bad idea right now.

shut up already, damn

  

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FLUIDJ
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5. "Can someone dig up that post poetx did on home schooling a while back?"
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Wed Mar-25-20 08:25 AM by FLUIDJ

  

          

I think it was POETX...
Maybe it was POLO??
or PROMO...theres a PROMO too right??
Damn...these all caps handles be confusing me lol...

>So the likelihood of next school year being a wash is looking
>quite high for most of us if it hasn’t already been
>announced in your area.
>
>Are you entertaining the idea? How are you prepping? What
>resources are you looking at?
>
>Mine was supposed to start Kindergarten. We’re registering
>since they haven’t closed that off, but idk how there can be
>school anytime soon. There’s no way we can send him out with
>it like this.


"Get ready....for your blessing....."
"Bury me by my Grand-Grand and when you can come follow me"

  

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legsdiamond
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7. "We’re getting some homework from the preschool"
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but real talk.. I’m not really interested in getting anything but food right now.

My kids are young enough that we can free style this shit.

My wife’s students in HS tho? Asking for extra credit and ways to raise their grades. Parents asking if this is how it all ends for their kids grades.

WE DONT FUCKING KNOW!!

all this is knew to everyone. My wife be having meetings about meetings about meetings. I know people are scared and this shut has to be documented for the state to secure funds but it all seems kinda pointless right now.

shut up already, damn

  

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FLUIDJ
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8. "DAWG! THESE YOUNGINS ARE EATING EVERY.THING."
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>but real talk.. I’m not really interested in getting
>anything but food right now.

I walk into the house yesterday....these lil bama's sitting on the couch watching Princess Nella with popcorn crumbs on the floor...
I go to the kitchen to rest a minute, youngest one comes around the corner..doesn't say SHIT to me...opens the pantry door...reaches in..grabs the plastic case we keep the snack bars and shit in...reaches in and grabs not one..but TWO snack bars and dips back into the other room to the couch... THEN..the OLDEST one comes in, opens the fridge and grabs a yogurt pouch!?

Man...I go to check the supplies and assess where we stand... we down to ONE snack bar and 4 yogurt pouches and ONE apple! That supply was FULL on Sunday yo....



>My kids are young enough that we can free style this shit.
THAT'S what's up....we're on the cusp...because she's so far ahead as a 1st grader...but I don't know if we can do a full 2nd grade year of this....

>My wife’s students in HS tho? Asking for extra credit and
>ways to raise their grades. Parents asking if this is how it
>all ends for their kids grades.
>
>WE DONT FUCKING KNOW!!
>
>all this is knew to everyone. My wife be having meetings about
>meetings about meetings. I know people are scared and this
>shut has to be documented for the state to secure funds but it
>all seems kinda pointless right now.

Indeed...and I feel for the teachers too ....

"Get ready....for your blessing....."
"Bury me by my Grand-Grand and when you can come follow me"

  

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legsdiamond
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12. "They stress eating.. lol"
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my kids are in the “I want..” phase. Don’t even know what they want.. just constantly saying “Daddy, I want... “ and don’t even finish the sentence cause they don’t know what they want. They just think it’s how you start every sentence right now.

shut up already, damn

  

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hardware
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13. "i'm personally not super worried about it now with a 5yo"
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this dude reading like a 1st grader and counting to 1000

  

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11. "RE: OKParents: A school-less year"
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we're friends with some of the parents at the school, one of whom is a college professor. She offered to teach our daughter and hers, and I offered to help with supplies and teach an art class on my day off.

we'll see though. The schools are handing out Chromebooks today.

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