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I got very lax at joining in with the Living Arrows linky run by lovely Donna towards the end of last year. I mean, it was a bit of a mad year to be fair wasn’t it?! But new year, new start and all that! So I’m determined to keep it up as it’s such a lovely community to be a part of 🙂 I’m not sure 2021 is looking set to be any less crazy though… Especially as the first week of it is seeing us back into lockdown and back to homeschooling!
Looking back at 2020
2020 was tough. For everyone I should imagine! We certainly didn’t have it particularly hard really, in comparison to a lot of people. And I did manage to put together a post about the good things to come out of 2020 for us.
But the pandemic is feeling slightly neverending now, isn’t it? Obviously the vaccine is being rolled out so it should feel like the end is in sight. But it doesn’t really somehow! Not at the moment anyway. I think the realisation that it’s now been almost a year since this all started, and the situation feels worse than ever, is quite depressing. I am trying my hardest to be positive about it though!
Back to homeschooling
So yes, back into lockdown and back to homeschooling! The first time round, home learning started off well. We were all very keen and went right in with the colour coded timetables and so on! Our motivation did lessen gradually as the weeks went on though!
This time round, it definitely doesn’t have the same novelty value. I’m a bit more realistic in my expectations and won’t be putting too much pressure on us all.
The twiglets’ school are really well prepared this time anyway. They’re offering four Teams calls most days for the teachers to start off each lesson. Then the kids go off and do some independent work.
It’s working pretty well, although it’s quite a lot to keep track of! I can’t imagine how parents with more than two children, or parents who are trying to work full time, are managing!
Anyway, this week’s photos are from one of our walks, as I’m definitely finding them a real sanity-saver at the moment!
Thanks for reading and sending love to anyone struggling this week. Are you back to homeschooling too?
Til next time,