Covid + Homeschool

Covid-19 has brought more than a physical headache to the table. In addition to the change in our church atmosphere and the effect it’s had on travel and enjoying our town, we get to be concerned with how best to educate the kids this fall.

That’s what I’ve been up to the past two weeks.

It’s been a minute since I researched homeschooling in our state. I’ve never homeschooled fourth graders ( My cousin’s fourth grader will be joining Preston here this year). I’ve been up to my ears in information, trying to make the right decision between virtual (through our district) and online (through our state). After hours of research and multiple discussions with district employees, we’ve decided to take the kids out of school for 2020 – 2021.

It is really overwhelming. Coming up with curriculum is time consuming and can be very intimidating. But, being able to move on our own time is definitely worth the extra work! 

Materials for history, reading, writing and math are already here. Once I put together science, we’ll be good to go. It’s finally coming together .

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS ANDREA BEAM?

My posts have been inconsistent (to say the least). I’m really sorry about that. Covid has bullied me out of  jobs. I’ve had to reroute to square one to define work for the foreseeable future. In addition to teaching the kiddos, I’ll be nannying (is that a word?)  baby Jackson. Just saying it out-loud makes me tired! Life will look a lot different in this pandemic world, but I’m excited and extremely grateful for these two opportunities God has placed in my lap.

(Literally in my lap!)

I’m telling you all this so you’ll understand why posts have been so sporadic. My mind has been all over the place. Coherent thoughts are few and far between.

We are trying not to melt in the one hundred billion degree weather while doing our best to keep the kids entertained. Staying mentally sane has fallen way down on our “To Do List!”

I hope everyone is doing well. Thanks for your patience!

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