Day 16 – Non-routine

I’m anxious this morning. Bouncing from one thing to another. Laundry, TV news, email, Facebook, text messages. I have made myself a list of projects for the week(s) – but I can’t stay focused on any one thing right now. I think many of us are in the same boat. We are out of our normal routine, and that’s unsettling. Even school breaks and summer, with their “non-routines”, have routines! Vacations, extended family dinners and visits, sports, summer camps – that is all part of the non-routine.

My son’s school hasn’t sent anything yet for him in terms of homework, so he is enjoying playing Xbox online with his cousins in Colorado. I did make him read this morning, and he WILL practice his clarinet and saxophone today. Tomorrow, his day will look different. My husband chided me this morning, “Don’t go all nazi-teacher on him, let him relax a bit.” So for today, he’s got it easy.

Meanwhile, I am going to continue to check my email and Class Dojo page for messages from my students. I am going to eat lunch, comment on Slices, and pick a project. My son’s closet sounds like a good place to start.

5 thoughts on “Day 16 – Non-routine

  1. ugh, kim…I am feeling anxious now too. My kids had school today, so I ran some errands and picked up some things we might need. I got home to so many emails and texts. Emails from our district, emails from my kids district. This is definitely not going to be a break. I made a to-do list, but today has been all work….setting up zoom, sending messages through seesaw, answering emails about how to navigate online resources.

    Hoping it calms down a bit, so I have the energy to tackle the to-do list at night.
    Hang in there!


  2. Picking a project seems like a good idea. We are in Argentina and I really wish we had some good toy shops or bookstores here that weren’t outrageously expensive as parks have been closed now also and I am feeling guilt tripped as a parent.
    Good luck


  3. It is tough to balance letting them have some down time, with getting some school work in. The nice thing is we have so many resources that we can use that don’t get too redundant for them. My two are younger, so just finding things that are educational, yet entertaining is key. Good luck these next couple weeks!


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