My enthusiasm for back-to-school isn’t what it’s been in the past – hard to get super pumped knowing they’re not leaving the house. But I’m grateful for kids that are still quite excited and are looking forward to some of the fun of back-to-school traditions – including our special night before dinner that we had tonight. The older my kids get, the more I can pass on to them to help make it fun and special.
This year we are going to think outside the box as far with our kids’ education. I’m a little concerned with the amount of time our district expects our little kids to be attentive sitting in front of a screen every day. I know that desperate times call for desperate measures and remote on-line learning is where we’re at. But we can redefine education – at least within our home. Education includes kids in the kitchen. It’s more time reading. It’s creating machines with legos. It’s playing chess. It’s building. Creating. Exploring. We’re challenging our kids to think outside the box about what they want to learn. This could be our once in a lifetime chance of teaching school in our home and we’re going try and make the most of it by taking advantage of additional learning moments. Who knows how long this little chapter will last?!
Hunter’s origami skills paid off with little boxes for every plate. The only disappointment to the kids was not filling them with candy! 🙂