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Ok, I have my insta feed full of mums nailing this homeschool thing, doing amazing craft with their well behaved little

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Ok, I have my insta feed full of mums nailing this homeschool thing, doing amazing craft with their well behaved little ones. Now, share with me your real life snippets - the ones that do not make it to Instagram.

Mine... Let the kids watch Bluey so I could finish my coffee in peace.


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2 years ago
We're half an hour into home learning. Fuck this shit. Apparently all 3 of my kids need the ipad for their activities. Wtf. And I have no idea what they're meant to be learning about. This is the exact reason I never wanted to be a teacher, because having to teach kids school work is bullshit. When this is all over, and I can hug people again, I'm going to hug their teachers, and beg them on my knees to never ask me to do this again. Please, don't leave us. Shits hard. Mummy's too damn dumb for teaching school.

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2 years ago
Totally with you !!!!! No matter what happened I could never home school, and yet the universe has turned on me and here I am home schooling
GAHH!!! I’m not smart enough for this either !!

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2 years ago
We are in WA and we are having school holidays, fuck school work.

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2 years ago
Where do you live? I'm WA and ours start next week 😂

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2 years ago
I’m working from home, kids keep themselves occupied, why shouldn’t they? They’re kids for goodness sake, full of imagination & ideas. In NZ we’re on school holidays now but when the new term starts I don’t really care to push a whole lot of crap at them it’s no biggie at this stage in their schooling if they miss a bit, no one will notice when they’re back, they really won’t.

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2 years ago
The real homeschool mums do this everyday we research all the work write out all the worksheets teach our children all the required subjects at least you all have to just sit there and make sure your children do the required work that has been sent home for you




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2 years ago
It’s school holidays? I am not starting home schooling until the two weeks os over, give the kids a break!

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2 years ago
We are NSW. Term 1 doesn’t end until the 9th.

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2 years ago
I got 3 in primary.. I admit I have already had to google a year 5 maths question 😂😂 been so long I forgot about the extra 0 ! And got stumped on 'i' sounds for a kindy - lucky his big sister explained it to me 😂😂 we might be in trouble!

I find the school work has been hard and they need guidance or too easy and they are done in seconds... Trying to get in a system so I can do laps and help them all but I can't help one with out the next kid interrupting 😂😳

So because there is no pressure for this week I keep just making them do my own tasks like cook lunch together then little one can draw a pic and write about it , next one up does a poster with info, oldest had to write a method with pics... Doing the same topic they helped each other and were all happily distracted for over 2 hrs (including cooking)

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2 years ago
My kids have both been on their devices all morning, husband is also a firefighter. How about that? Hopefully we don't have the same husband 😂

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2 years ago
Mine is an engineer, so I guess we are all good 😂

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2 years ago
Lol

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2 years ago
You need to cull your insta feed

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2 years ago
My kids school sent home work at the end of last week. My oldest left it in his locker and my youngest claims the teacher never gave it to him 😩
So they've just been reading books

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2 years ago
Your first few days and weeks in a crisis are crucial, and you should make ample room to allow for a mental adjustment. It is perfectly normal and appropriate to feel bad and lost during this initial transition. Consider it a good thing that you are not in denial, and that you are allowing yourself to work through the anxiety. No sane person feels good during a global disaster, so be grateful for the discomfort of your sanity. At this stage, I would focus on food, family, friends, and maybe fitness. (You will not become an Olympic athlete in the next two weeks, so don’t put ridiculous expectations on your body.)

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2 years ago
You hit it on the head, thank you for bringing this to the conversation.Thank you x

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2 years ago
My 3 high schoolers are fending for themselves.
I’m a frontline healthcare worker, hubby in an essentIal service. Neither of us in a position to take time off.
Trusting my kids have got their shit together enough to get their work done as directed.
We couldn’t have done this with younger kids, that would made life a whole lot more challenging!
Stay strong mummas & daddy’s, you are doing a great job!

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2 years ago
And we in the hospitals really really appreciate you staying home

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2 years ago
We at home really appreciate you in the hospitals. Thank you for doing a job most wouldn’t last an hour in.

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2 years ago
Bless you both 🙏💗

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2 years ago
I don’t schools are expecting us to “homeschool”. This is just a week or two before school holidays, I believe the schools will roll out distance education on term 2, and that needs little input from parents, apart from making them get ready and sitting in front of the f***ing computer.
I even heard a rumour that abc broadcast would have channels dedicated to each year/level?

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2 years ago
What? School on tv?

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2 years ago
We are taking it each day as it comes. My year 7 is doing work at her own pace and on her own laptop. My year 2 and 4ers are just doing anything they please really. Plenty of exercise, a bit of reading and some interactive learning are so far our favourites. Their teachers have said in emails home not to force school work while they are adjusting to the changes and the stresses that they are currently facing.

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2 years ago
Basically my 2 year old has been watching wiggles all morning because the activities my 5 year olds school has set mostly equire him to voice record him doing them so I have to keep my toddler quiet. After about the 5th attempt on the first activity I came to the conclusion that I cannot try and teach my son while keeping my toddler quiet so I hope the teacher likes my toddler singing voice because thats what is in the background of my sons recordings. You can still hear my 5 year olds voice and him doing the tasks just with a little background singing hahaha

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2 years ago
Require him to*

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2 years ago
😂😂 it’s his home schooling sound track. All the stars need one

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2 years ago
An amazing Article

https://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-You-Should-Ignore-All-That/248366/?fbclid=IwAR3OvhNeFfasZtIY6LtV2JmXnQt98iRDrouVrqlh0qewBcMOWGH7gdljBFA

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2 years ago
2 hours on screens. Now the kids have been playing with water in the trampoline. More they are making balloon babies. Full balloon with water and draw a face! Then make them a bed. Laugh whenever someone drops their baby! Kids are 7 9 10 and loving it. One chopped 4 beans and then hid. Eldest did some homework. Youngest traced some letters. Middle one whinged and then had a game of rumi king with me. It’s now 4 pm. Hopefully some reading will get done today too!

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2 years ago
https://www.heatheranneworld.com/post/homeschooling-is-not-the-same-as-crisis-schooling-advice-during-coronavirus-covid-19-shut-downs?fbclid=IwAR0mKdSZ_EiKnybTTr-WuxPKsfBjnsEQ73mxqnfCRE8Vwro5uRA4Vd9FYq4

This is soo helpful

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2 years ago
Technically school holidays here so doing nothing. Movies and outside play. Did school stuff from home all last week.

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2 years ago
My kids are Year 5 and 9. Their schools have everything set up for them online. They log and they work through the list they have for the day. I am so thankful my kids are older and can work independently. My hat’s off to you ladies having to teach younger kids. I could do it if I needed to but I’m pretty sure there would be no perfect Instagram stories and most likely a few tears from all us. Do what you have to do to get through this. A little extra tv or unstructured activities isn’t going to do any long lasting harm.

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2 years ago
My toddler is happily playing and school child is doing school work. I’m having Easter eggs and drinking moscato 🥂

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2 years ago
Drove past two mums sitting on their lawns chatting to each other while each had a child playing in their respective gardens. It was ten past one and one had a big glass of white wine in her hand. Can only imagine what the morning had been like!

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2 years ago
This is our first week at home and I’ve no idea how to begin. The school have sent links and study ladders and so on but I’m overwhelmed by it. I have told the kids that tomorrow I’m going to look at it and we will devise a timetable of sorts. My kids are in year 2 and year 4

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2 years ago
Today Ive let my kids watch tv for 2 hours so far. And I don't even care. We all need to stay sane during this isolation business, my husband is still working (fire fighter, so essential) so it's just me and the kids at home. And today is a "do what you want" day. Hahaha