It's day 2, and I'm beginning to wonder if the word 'homeschool' is helpful. I'm at home, the first word is right... but so far I'm not sure I would call it schooling. To be 'schooling' sounds ordered and systemised overflowing with measurable outcomes. To be 'schooling' sounds balanced and holistic with research driven nuances. To be 'schooling' sounds like boxes are being ticked and evidence is being collated. I'm not going to pretend to do what my children's teachers can do. No, we're not 'schooling'. We're 'home learning'. Learning what it means to be at home together. A lot. And learning at home with lots of mess!
After reflecting on my victories in my blog post yesterday I thought I'd better share with you my 2 rookie errors of the day...
So we've done it. Courtesy of a thriving super-bug threatening the silver lined of our species our fam decided to make the switch to keep the kids contained. It's a 4 prong decision for us (Australia's schools remain open), namely:
(1) The recommendations to ensure children keep 1.5m apart AT school - definitely NOT gunna happen with our bunch
(2) The availability and willingness of a parent to engage our children in educational tasks from home AND provide constant daily social monitoring
(3) The size of our school (>500) and the presence of the COVID-19 illness in our suburb
(4) The presence of elderly and vulnerable in our community
So I’ve been confused lately. Paper sizes… photo sizes… frame sizes… why cant it just all be one of the same??! Well, I suppose that would make for very boring mono-sized art on peoples walls – forget I said that. Just having a rant. So to help clear up my confusion (and perhaps yours too)… let me continue with no hesitation to elaborate on 'PAPER SIZE'.
Woohoo! If you're here reading this and I'm here writing this then it has been done. I've officially crossed off making my art available for purchase from my bucket list. Being creative has always had its uses and joys - but now it's nice to have firm pathway built in to channel the purest of my creative flow.
Made By Me