Fostering curiosity in kids (and their parents) since 2011

Posts by Shala Howell

Bird of Paradise flower with an extra set of petals. Actually, maybe make that two extra sets?

"Will the FDIC really arrest me for an unpaid debt?"

We are on Day 8 of The Howells All Being Home At Once, and Day 4 of Santa Clara County Residents All Huddled Up Together in Their Separate Spaces. Today’s installment includes a warning about a new financial scam, a follow-up to a previous pandemic project, and other notes from our attempt to shelter in place. Stay safe out there, y’all.

Scheduling and Course Planning

There are as many plans for managing this time as there are parents and educators willing to post about them online. Here are a few of the frameworks for schedules and course development that I’ve found so far. Send me your suggestions, and I’ll add them to the list!

Educational Resources for Parents – Category Overview

An ever-expanding list of educational resources for parents to use with kids while our schools are closed. You may not be in a place to use these right now. That’s ok. We are all doing the best we can in this (hopefully) once-in-a-century moment in world history. When/if you are ready, here’s an overview of what you’ll find here.

Ginger tabby wrapped in a festively striped scarf.

Waiting in place

We are on Day Six of The Howells All Being Home At Once, and Day Two of Santa Clara County Residents All Huddled Up Together in Their Separate Spaces. Today’s installment includes our revised education plan, Tuesday’s pandemic project, and other tidbits from our attempt to shelter in place.

an orange cat pokes the tip of his nose out of a grey fabric gift bag

My daughter’s school is closed for a month. What now?

I’ve spent a lot of time over the past few days on the phone with various parents trying to figure out what a reasonable plan for my daughter’s education during our area’s COVID-19 outbreak might look like. I’ve also spent several hours scanning the web to see what our online options are. Here’s what I think we might do.