Is anyone going to miss homeschooling?
Howmanysleepsnow · 04/03/2021 20:26
I am. I’m a bit worried how my youngest 2 will cope without 1:1 support/ teaching! For context DS7 was Y2 in the first lockdown and only reading to nursery level (he’d had speech problems which impacted and been really resistant to home learning after a full day of school previously). By the end of lockdown 1 he could read. Lockdown 2 we’ve been working on maths, writing, spag. He’s made huge progress and I think is now on target rather than working towards. I’m scared how he’ll cope/ keep up in school without me (I know, he has to...)
DS8 has also benefited from 1:1, and said last week he wishes I could come to school to explain the work when he doesn’t understand.
I’m really nervous for them both. Is that normal?
For context I only work PT 1-2 nights a week, plus 20h (flexible timings) a week for DH’s business so I am luckier than most.
MrsMoastyToasty · 04/03/2021 20:30
I'm going to miss it. I think that I might be able to take GCSE history and Business Studies BTEC with my DS!!!
olyolie · 04/03/2021 20:34
I dreaded it to begin with but now I will miss it. I've actually enjoyed learning new things with my dc.
Loopyloututu2 · 04/03/2021 20:36
I’m not going to miss hs but I think I’m going to miss having the dc’s around just a smidgen. It’s made me realise what good kids they really are - they’ve not been any bother at all.
I’d rather their education be in the hands of the experts though!
DartmoorDoughnut · 04/03/2021 20:38
I’ve loved having the boys home but there has been fuck all home schooling going on so I cannot wait to send them back to the actual teachers
ChameleonClara · 04/03/2021 20:40
yes, quite a bit. I won;t miss having teachers' voices booming round the house though!
m0therofdragons · 04/03/2021 20:40
I’ll miss dd1 being home, walking the dog on her lunch break and not having to make packed lunch for her. She’s 13 and totally self sufficient education wise so she finished lessons then bakes scones or runs the hoover round... I’ve booked a cleaner already 😆
BendingSpoons · 04/03/2021 20:41
Maybe if you have helped him catch up, he will keep up more at school. That's phenomenal progress, well done!
TwoHoots74 · 04/03/2021 20:45
I've absolutely loved it and will miss my son and the lessons. It's given me structure to my day as I sit with him. He's 15 but wouldn't do any work! It's kept my brain active, I've learned a lot and it's given me an insight into my sons world.
More importantly iits really bonded the pair of us. So much so he will say we did well in that lesson mum! 😂
Coffeeallday · 04/03/2021 20:46
No way am I missing it. However, reading your post made me feel so happy. You should be delighted at how much your youngest has progressed. Be proud of his (and your) achievements. Your oldest has done so well and it’s great this has been such a warm and positive time for you all, I’m so envious.
My youngest has stayed the same but my oldest has definitely slipped a little. Most children will go back the same/behind so you really needn’t worry.
He is young and I do understand why he doesn’t want to do more at home after a long school day. Could you do little quizzes; quick spelling fire rounds; brain box or bingo: online learning apps/games. Writing shopping lists or play restaurants/shops and he has to write the food order or receipt.
My oldest is still below target for reading but the youngest is a few years ahead. The youngest won’t do homework either but we played the games above and they made the difference for us.
Also, if you can the read,write,inc books by Ruth Miskin are the best. I started her on those and I wish I found them sooner for my oldest.
ZenNudist · 04/03/2021 20:49
No. I expect it will drop up again soon enough.
Yy to the tits/honey/beehive analogy
pastaparadise · 04/03/2021 20:50
Yes! Loved having the dc at home. Wish i could have been furloughed as making up my hours in the evenings has been a killer, and not sure they've learnt much formal stuff, but they're only small (6&4) so mainly playing and outdoor stuff. Wish i could flexi school while they're little. They're growing up so fast and i know wont always want to spend as much time with me as they do now.
Vallmo47 · 04/03/2021 20:50
I know what you mean, OP but no. :) Delighted for my daughter to go back to school where she wants to be, learning through lots of play with her friends.
RoundedTum · 04/03/2021 20:54
It has been very, very difficult - and unfair on my kids- trying to juggle both parents needing to work (from home to pay the bills) and homeschooling.
The kids have been pretty bored sitting in front of a screen (all learning given by the school has been online) and I've struggled to support them and do my job to anywhere near a decent standard.
If I didn't have a job and could have devoted my time to doing interesting home learning activities with them then it would have been a different story I'm sure.
Roll on Monday 🙌🏻🥳
Xiaoxiong · 04/03/2021 20:57
@RoundedTum my experience exactly. I haven't been homeschooling, my kids have been sat in front of screens hopefully absorbing something while DH and I are in back to back zoom calls all day with employers whose patience for hearing about how I am juggling having kids at home ran out sometime around last May.
It would have been a lot more fun without the full time WFH part!
Xerochrysum · 04/03/2021 21:02
If you miss it, and if you are able to, then you can actually carry on helping children. It's even easier if school is open, you can just concentrate on the part that your dc struggles to understand. Having school to learn and having a parent at home to help dc 1-1 would definitely benefit children.
bellsbuss · 04/03/2021 21:15
The first lockdown I loved as the homeschooling was very laid back and I chose a lot of my own topics, this time has been hell on earth and I will be skipping back from the school run.
Forgothowmuchlhatehomeschoolin · 04/03/2021 21:18
See my username!!
In all fairness it has been much better this time around but dd needs to be back with kids of her own age....her school shut at beginning of Dec so has been a loooonnmgggg winter!!
ShoesEverywhere · 04/03/2021 21:19
I had another child here in a childcare bubble four days a week and it was genuinely lovely for the vast vast majority of it. My eldest moved up three reading bands, my youngest learned how to read, their handwriting has come on a lot and we have learned loads of stuff together from Latin to aerobics and I loved watching them make a cake from scratch entirely on their own.
Having an extra one was a bit tricky at times and I did enjoy when he left to go home at 5:30.
Joke's on me though cos I'm now five weeks pregnant with number three!
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