It doesn't work for mine at ALL. He's 10 and so it's not an age thing. He just can't absorb information this way.
My 5th grader is doing ok. Not great, but ok. My first grader had his first full day today. He sat nicely throughout the zoom where they went over the assignment for the mornng, nodded a lot, then appeared not to have absorbed any of it. "What are you supposed to be doing now?" "I don't know." "Didn't they just tell you during zoom class?" "I forgot."
Yes. This is my experience. The young kids need frequent reminding and redirection. Basically my second job is teaching my child.
Oh man, I'm so sorry. i had the worst time in the spring, but so far (day 3), it's going pretty well. What age are your kids?
I have two older kids (middle and high school) and the older one is having the most issues. People think it's easier for high school kids but the curriculum is more challenging and their emotional state is tough. It's just not normal for high school kids to be home with their parents all day -- we are constantly fighting. I know this is tough for many across all ages!
is this public or private??
OP: private school. I suppose they are doing their best but it's just way too long to be on screens in one room without human interaction. And then to have the only interaction be your immediate family... just does not go well with teens. (I'm sure it's very hard with young kids and all sorts of kids too, for different reasons.) They already fell behind last year and now this year too ...:-(((
My kids are fighting all day long because no one can get space and quiet to work in our small apartment. And we stupidly added a new puppy to the mix, which is like having a baby when the marriage is on the rocks -- it just made everything worse. I am going to lose my mind.
My kids aren't learning anything either. This is a lost year.
my 7 yo hates it and it's making him neurotic and bananas. i don't understand why we didn't spend the summer teaching these kids outside - total failure.
School should have started back in August. It's now a week after Labor Day, and still no in person school. Total bs. I am not donating a dollar to our preschool or giving a bonus to the teachers at year end this year, and normally we are very generous. They have failed us.
You do realize that it's the administration's fault and not the teachers' fault, right? How is it possibly a teacher's fault that she didn't teach your child outdoors in August, when her leadership didn't open the school and put that plan in place?
@Anonymous This. I know teacher bashing is a fun pastime around here, but sometimes it gets ridiculous.