A day perfect for just hanging around.

It’s was one of those school days yesterday. Four lessons scheduled. Four lessons that should take up many hours work for Hawklad. The first lesson had a few pieces of work on offer. But not much. Within a few minutes he had finished. The problem is that we are trying to stick to the classroom teaching plan. Hawklad through a misunderstanding ended up doing several lessons worth of work the other day. So he is too far ahead. He needs to wait until the class catches up.

Then nothing from the next two lessons. Absolutely nothing. No work. No research. No idea what the class has been looking at. Nothing for him to do. He tried emailing but got no response. It’s difficult for the teacher as they are trying to teach a class of 30. Some of the teaching assistants are good and they ensure the class material goes online so Hawklad can access it. Ok some verbal stuff is not shared but that is so understandable. The problem happens when the usual assistants are not in class. Maybe the class has no assistant working. Maybe the replacement assistant just doesn’t know about Hawklad. For whatever reason nothing is put online. Hawklad twiddles his thumbs.

The final lesson did email some work but it was work Hawklad had already done. That’s another problem you get when the teaching assistants change. They have no idea what work has already been sent in previous lessons. Hawklad quickly redid the work and that was the school day. Well that’s not quite true….

When I say Hawklad was twiddling his thumbs, that is not exactly true. We know these days much better now. Hawklad can sit and just wait OR

I could set him some work that may or may not fit with the teaching schedule OR

I could just let him play on his Xbox until some work turns up.

Guess one we went for. Yep bad parenting option. Can’t believe he beat me repeatedly at FIFA…..

26 thoughts on “Hanging around

  1. I had that with Declan yesterday as well. Because he goes in four days and everyone else only does two days, he has more time in class to complete the work. So I wondered – do I make just sit in this breakout room on zoom, or set him free to come back to when the class is over. I chose the same as you. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Physical education is important too๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

    The more I think about your government and my government and their ideas about school… (Another Brick In The Wall) the more I think it’s all a huge waste of teachers and students time.๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

    ๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ’Œ

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  3. I think that that is a very conducive way to spend time until the medieval school system can catch up. Video games are way way way way more fun then time spent twiddling ones thumbs. And I am sure that there is some twist to be found that would make this time also a school lesson. Has to be? ๐Ÿ™‚

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