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Week 1 - Monday

by Michele L. Mueller on 03/23/20

Today starts our first full week of "distant learning". I've read so many varying opinions on how to approach this at home as a parent that it's making my head spin. The thoughts have been from a very regimented classroom like structured day to letting their kids learn what they want when they want. I thought last night that I would find a happy medium somewhere in the middle and make it fun. This morning, I've already failed at that. It's not me. It's him! Lol  I was doing my best and...without that level of discipline...my kid is staring at the computer, doing every thing else but what we planned on! I can't function like that! I can't make it fun if he won't behave and focus just a little bit! So now, instead of starting off on a good foot we've started off on a bad foot. No, I'm not doing your project for you. No, I'm not cutting out your skeleton pieces - you're 11...you can use scissors. And now...he's in a time-out. He doesn't treat his teachers at school like this! I know this because all his teachers say he's a great kid. For real...no wonder I'm stressed out. I thought today I was going to really get this home learning stuff down...that it was going to be a great start to the week. Come to find out...I was wrong. 

I need a vacation. I'm not trained to be a teacher. I haven't got the patience for it. I can parent. I've done THAT for almost 12 years. Yes, I read books and took a parenting class. THIS is another level. No wonder teachers need years of training for it. Now I've gotta figure out how to turn this around so we can try again before noon. 

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by Michele Mueller, Artist
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