Times sure are weird right now, aren’t they?
I know I’ve been feeling a lot of uncertainty and anxiety. But then I’ll see someone walking their dog, and just that makes the world feel a little more normal.
I’m a working parent with two girls (ages 10 and 7) who are Right At School kids, just like yours. Like so many of us parents, I’m trying to find a balance of working from home and homeschooling my kids. Honestly, it’s not going well so far. Just in writing this blog, I’ve been interrupted to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Then get the raspberries. Then help find a new activity. Then check math answers. By now, none of us are being very patient with each other.
I don’t know about you, but this isolation is tough for me. I want to feel more connected and less worried. And I want more meaningful activities for my kids to do right now. It got me thinking about our Right At School families, and how we’re all so different! So I’m going to use this space to share our stories and bring us all a little bit closer.
So, here at Right At School, we’ve put together a website with resources and activity ideas for you to do with your kids – or let’s be honest, for your kids to hopefully do independently while you get a small break. It’s called Right At School At Home.
Here’s what we’re doing:
- Looking for the best educational activities and sharing them with you
- Creating new Right At School activities that you can do at home
- Collecting a wide variety of stories from parents around the country
That last one is really important. I’ll be reaching out each week to share new resources and activities with you, but I also really want to hear from you. How are you coping? Are you still following those daily schedules we all created on Monday? Don’t feel bad – ours never even really got off the ground. What creative ideas do you want to share with our parent community? We’re all doing the best we can, and I firmly believe that we need to feel connected to each other right now. I’d love for you to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org to hear your stories and share with our greater community.
We’ve got this. Hang in there.