Teaching From Home – Day 5

Teaching from home has not gone well, I must say. 2 of the little Mingo’s have moved out into the treehouse, they’ve flown the nest at the age of 3 and 8. It looks pretty cold out there but it would seem a slow death of hypothermia is preferable to my home schooling techniques. To be honest, teaching from home has broken down with yesterday consisting of 25 minutes of a World War 1 documentary for the eldest. The rest mainly shovelled sweets and crisps and allowed to go on the playstation for hours on end. This Corona virus is
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Home Schooling – Day 1

Home schooling the little Mingos started well, after a hearty breakfast of Coco Pops and Rice Krispies, the little darlings decided to have a PE lesson. Unfortunately this started unsupervised and bouncing on the trampoline whilst the eldest threw footballs at them resulted in 2 of them crying and one sprained wrist. I’ve since decided to remove ‘super bounce deathball’ off the curriculum for the time being. It was then time to bring them inside for some schoolwork. This mainly involved colouring for the little ones and some maths for the eldest which to be honest was impossibly hard and
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Home Schooling Preperation

It is with great trepidation that I write this. From tomorrow, the wife and I will be home schooling our four children as well as trying to hold down full time jobs ourselves. We have gone about this in separate ways really, her with blind panic and me with hilarity and nonsense. The whiteboard is out and she has scheduled schooling based around our work meetings etc but its not clear how we are going to school four kids aged from 12 to 3. “13 minutes scheduled for Tarquins Falafel ciabatta before his latin test and a short clarinet rehearsal
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