As at-home learning becomes more formalized in Ontario during COVID-19, many parents are realizing it’s harder than they expected.
The daily assignments from teachers are taking longer than anyone hoped; what was supposed to be a simple hour-long self-directed activity takes much longer. That’s on top of the regular parenting, work, feeding everyone and keeping the house clean.
So if, at the start of this new week, you’re hoping to get a better handle on learning from home, Carin Lowerison and Matt White can sympathize.
The couple lives in Kitchener with their three daughters: Clementine, 5, is in senior kindergarten, Heidrun, 9, is in Grade 4, and their Berkeley, 11, is in Grade 6.
Here’s the whole family’s take on how week one went, and what a fresh start will look like for week two.
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