Not Just A Mom

 Happy Monday. Hope you had a great weekend. I spent very little time on social media, lots of time with the family, and got a lot accomplished around the house. It is already the second Monday of the month. Time for: 

Not Just A Mom link up with these awesome ladies and myself:

January we shared Introductions
February talked about Date Nights
March we shared how we do Self Care
April we shared our Cleaning Routines
May I talked about my Fitness Regimen
June I shared some Fun Facts
July we talked about Girl Time

This month our original plan was Back to School Freedom. We could have never guessed that many of us are not getting any freedom this school year. We have tweaked our topic a little bit to how Our Upcoming School Year is Going to Look Like.

My kids go to two different schools. Austin goes to a private preschool and Aubriella is going into 3rd grade at our local public school. They both are so different of what this new school year will look like. 
Austin is 5 and we decided to keep him in preschool for another year. This was decided before anything Covid happened. Austin has a speech delay and would be one of the youngest kids in his class. We, his parents, and his speech therapist think it would be best for him. 

Austin does speech therapy at our local public schools. I do not know how they will be doing it yet for this year. I had heard they are going to try and do virtual session.

The preschool Austin goes to is very unique. It is an active preschool with not much desk sitting. They run around and do obstacle courses, trampoline, swings, etc. The school only has 3 class rooms, and don't fit in the normal school classification. His class room can have 28 students but will have 4 teachers and they split into 4 groups. This makes them qualify more as a day care I believe, also based on their ages (under 6) kids are not required to wear masks. 

Austin's school is going back like normal. He will be going 3 days a week for 3 hours a day. The owner of his school has said currently enrollment is down dramatically due to COVID. 

Being that Austin will be in school 3 days a week, Brian will drop him off at school and I will pick him up. This will give me a little break. 
Aubriella is going into 3rd grade at our local public school. Her school just announced on Friday that the first 9 weeks will be virtual/online learning with a schedule. The proposed but not accepted schedule has the kids online from 9am to 230pm with an hour break for lunch. They have not said what happens if the child can't be on that time or what not. We will have a problem on the three days I have to pick up Austin from school. Plus there are doctors appointments that conflict also. 8 going on 9 years old is to young to be home alone.

Aubriella's school will be letting every kid borrow a chromebook. I am hoping it is a touch screen and will help her use the computer. This is also benefical to us as my laptop is slowing taking a crap and I don't know how long I will be without a computer when this happens. 

The school has stated that this will be actually learning compared to the students were just doing assignments in the spring. It has been said that younger students will need help from an adult aka me. 

After the first 9 weeks they will reevaluate based on what risk level our county is in. (We are currently a 3/red) If we are a 2 the plan is to go back at a hybrid 2 days in person with 50% of the students and 3 days online. If we are a level 1 the plan is to go back 5 days a week. Only time will tell how things will go. It will sure be interested. 

What is the the plan for your kids for this upcoming school year?

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  1. It's interesting how different Austin and Aubriella's first 9 weeks are going to look! Good luck mama!

  2. I am concerned about my high schooler having to spend long days on the computer watching video classes (and am hoping more for an assignment based learning!)... I can't imaging having my 3rd grader on the computer all day and needed to be IN the house for set times regardless of other life things like doctors appointments and such. Best of luck to you!

    1. I am not looking forward fighting with my daughter to sit on the computer and learn. It was hard enough in the spring for an hour now 5 hours.

  3. That sounds stressful as far as you having to leave the house during her school day! I don't know how parents are supposed to manage that.

    1. only time will tell. hopefully everything goes smoothly.

  4. I wish you the best of luck this school year! I just want COVID cases to go down so we can return to semi normal. I don't know how my 11th grader is going to do staring at a computer all day!

  5. It's hard to imagine all those little elementary school kids sitting at a computer for hours, but I know the teachers and parents will figure out a way to make it work. Hang in there!


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