homeschooling

Break – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

A little bit of a break between the rain clouds. Apparently the sun has been replaced by the moon. I was looking at the view and getting some much needed fresh air when a thought crossed my mind. A strange thought began to rattle around in my brain. I love astronomy. As a kid I so wanted to be an astronomer. As most kids wanted to be the new Pele or Bobby Moore, I wanted to be just like the…

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Homework – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

The hardy old rose bush right next to the front door. Against all the odds, it just keeps on giving. In a few hours the school at home project restarts again. One more 7 week push before we finally arrive at the summer holidays. What kind of Britain will it be? The old normal, the new normal or something else. This afternoon was glorious. Hot (for here) and sunny. Unbelievably not a single cloud all day. This is Yorkshire remember.…

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So Long to the Waking Nightmare that was Remote Learning – Foster Parents Article

I was trying to figure out why there’s been this familiar sinking feeling in my stomach for the last 8 weeks or so. This “remote learning” thing has been rough, but why did it feel like I’d experience this before? That’s when I realized I’ve been waking up every morning with that same feeling you get during the stress dream where you’re showing up to take a test in a class you’ve never been to before. You know that dream?…

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Busy – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

Running round the small garden for what seems like the millionth time and desperately trying to find an excuse to stop for a few seconds. Thankfully a yellow rose is a suitable excuse for a photo pit stop. I’m sat writing this during another brief day pit stop. Son is having a wander round the garden, dreaming and working on what we do next this Sunday afternoon. It will be a short pit stop. Maybe 30 minutes at most. It’s…

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The Cunningham Family: around here: week 15 2020 – Parenting Twins Article

{pc: Jack}Starting… the week with a migraine and sleeping half the day Sunday.  I know it was much needed, but I hate wasting the day sleeping!!Finishing… Wyatt’s wolf dot-to-dot and putting it into the frame my mom bought for him to put it in. It looks amazing and was so fulfilling to complete.  I’m so proud of us!!Receiving… crafts from Grandma & using them with the kids this weekend.  We made stress balls which was super fun and Carly &…

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It’s back to online school – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

Orange sky at night homeschoolers delight? This weekend we return to the wacky world of schools version of home schooling. When we joined thus school, all parents had to buy an iPad which would become the school iPad. It would be integral to the teaching approach. It never seemed to be fully exploited. Well that was until the schools went into lockdown. Now it’s allowed the school to run the usual school timetable completely remotely. After a few weeks we…

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Homeschooling Tips? Sell Crazy Someplace Else! – Parents Article

You may have noticed that I don’t blog as much these days. I have a lot going on, between my day job, my side jobs, my podcast, my social media empire, this quarantine, etc. I feel like I’m forgetting something… oh right, my wife has been self-isolating with COVID-19 symptoms for going on three weeks so my kids and I are stuck at home fending for ourselves. I’m busy. Get off me! Finding time to write isn’t always easy, but sometimes…

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Week 1 of Coronavirus Lockdown – Parenting Twins Article

The UK has been on “lockdown” to protect it’s citizens from Covid-19 (caused by Coronavirus) for over a week now. My family have been in isolation for much longer. For us, week 3 is drawing to a close (week 4 for Bear). Let me explain… A Cough and a Fever Four weeks ago, Bear was struck down with an almighty fever, exhaustion and a cough, for five days. We called his preschool and let his toddler club know, that we…

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Chicken Soup for the Soul Offers Free eBooks for Students of All Ages! – Parents Article

Are you looking for ways to keep your students engaged while they learn at home during the coronavirus pandemic? Chicken Soup for the Soul, in partnership with American Humane, has a line of free ebooks for kids of all ages, available on all popular eBook platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Apple Books, Google, and more.These books offer students fascinating stories about zoo and aquarium animals, along with photos. There are even free activity pages and complete curriculums…

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Time – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

TIME is a funny thing. Walked past here on Friday and hardly any of the white flowers had emerged. 72 hours later after a yucky cold, dark and damp weekend – any hey presto it’s a sea of white. I remember someone very clever saying that TIME operates at different rates for different people. Thinking about it – that clever person might have been Dr Who. When I was a kid I loved Dr Who. I so wanted to be…

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