Those leaves 🍁 are turning. Autumn is coming.
Well actually the last few nights it has felt like winter has already arrived. It’s been freezing. Heating and lights full on. Jumpers (sweaters) most definitely are out of storage. I’m not very organised but I do always remember where I put my million jumpers. Normally I have all of them on at the same time.
So school starts on Monday. Our Son will not be returning at that time. If and when he returns is a matter of much uncertainty.
“Dad have school decided what is happening on Monday then ?”
Not yet Hawklad.
“Has school sent you the new codes so that we can check the online pupil pages for each subject?”
Not yet. Until we get these then we are basically stuffed.
“So what will I be doing?”
Not sure as yet. I don’t have the school timetable. Don’t know what the subject teachers will be looking at.
“As I’m now in a new set we won’t even know any kids we can ask to see what they have been doing.”
No. So I can’t speak to any parents and see what they have been given.
“So basically Dad we will be winging the homeschooling thing.”
Yes definitely winging it.
“So a bit like your cooking then. Bit of a disaster…”
Yep, but at least it won’t be dull.
“If it’s bad then I’m going back to bed. Just to let you know.”
Don’t worry son, if it’s that bad I will be resorting to building lego sets…
As it stands the plan is
- Follow the school timetabled lessons for the day,
- Email the individual teacher for a guide to what we should be doing….. not entirely hopeful about that. Failing that will see if any lesson notes have been loaded onto the pupil online pages ….. these are often blank or feature very brief notes loaded days after the lesson,
- Look out for any homework tasks being posted. Submit these to the teacher somehow,
- Try to find relevant videos online for him to watch. The BBC and other countries have some good resources,
- Send copies of any work he does to the teacher …. somehow.
Yes winging it sums it up perfectly. I’m actually quite relaxed about the schooling side. The key is for our son to be in a good place. Assuming he is not at school for this half term, then it’s just about keeping him from falling too far behind the rest of the class. Certainly not looking for him to get gold stars. If keeping his hand in means he gets the school day done in an hour, then so be it. More time for him. More time for him to try and reconnect with his happy side.
The key thing is.
Yes we are doing school but it’s not the priority.