It’s been 33 days since we began sheltering in place. I suppose I should be using this time to write the next great American novel or taking my daughter’s education to the next level. Instead, I’m leaning into the idea that now is a great time to teach The 13-Year-Old some life skills, like how to manager her own schoolwork, clean her own bathroom, wash her own clothes, and regularly vacuum the chair(s) she likes to snack in.
We’ve been home for a while, and I’m starting to think about how Caterpickles can be helpful in this time.
What do I mean by general studies? Basically anything that offers classes in more than one subject area. Think Khan Academy or the Great Courses series.
Free ebooks, audiobooks, read-alongs, and other book-related activities to keep you and your kids entertained and engaged while you’re at home.
Some relatively hands-off social studies and history resources for parents looking to keep their kids engaged with history without devoting their entire day to it.
Miss being out in the world? Grab your computer and take a virtual field trip to a world-famous art museum, opera house, science museum, or zoo.
We are on Day 14 of The Howells All Being Home At Once. I hope you and your family are still doing as well as can be expected. Here, we’ve been reading stories about tech companies donating thousands and in some cases millions of N95 masks, and found ourselves wondering … Why do Silicon Valley companies have such large stockpiles of N95 masks anyway?
Online and offline activity suggestions for parenting looking to keep their kids engaged with science and math while their regular school is closed.
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.
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!