Families all over Ontario are figuring out how to support their school-age kids as they learn from home during COVID-19.
For the last two weeks we’ve been tagging along as Kitchener’s Carin Lowerison and Matt White have helped their three girls learn from home.
It all started just after Easter when our local public schools formalized home-based learning. That meant assignments from teachers, deadlines and daily feedback.
All three of their kids are in elementary school: Clementine, 5, is in senior kindergarden, Heidrun, 9 , is in Grade 4 and their eldest, Berkeley is 11.
Being in Grade 6 — Berkeley was looking forward to graduating in June and having a chance to say goodbye to her school, her teacher and her friends, before moving onto a bigger school where she’ll only know some of the kids.
It’s just one more thing she, and her family, are adjusting to as schools stay closed, but Carin and Matt say, it is getting easier and if they need to keep it up until the end of June, they’ll make it work.
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