I’ve joked a bit about being a brand new homeschooling mom. However, that’s not really what is happening. ICS, Immaculate Conception School, in Fairbanks where my son is in first grade is doing an AMAZING job of providing resources, a layout of what is due each day of every week including links to videos, audio files, sheets to print out for practice.
Ah, print out… what if you don’t have a printer? Well, you can use a regular piece of paper. Plus he has workbooks for math, handwriting, and religion.
Again. An amazing job!
I’m moving to sending the supporting documentation (a photo, video, pdf, screenshot) to his teacher on a daily basis instead of trying to send them all at the end of the week.
What has this taught me? I still need to reflect on that. I have, for years, been able to:
- work from home
- teach online
- facilitate discussions via online tools
It’s different, however, to juggle working from home and seeing that my son get’s enough time to focus on his work, be coached, coerced, and pampered/congratulated for making progress.
Thankfully, I know I’m not alone! Sending this out to all of you working single moms! You’ve got this, Mamma!