Week 5....how are you all hanging in there? We've just come out of the two week Easter 'break' and are straight back into homeschooling proper. We decided to mix up the routine a little bit as I was struggling to give the children enough attention for them to get their work done effectively. So now instead of sitting down to do school work together in the mornings, one sits down to do some maths / english on a one to one basis with me and the other does reading eggs or an educational app on the iPad for an hour, and then they swap over. It worked quite well today. And then in the afternoon we all work together on a project, either from school or just a general one. Today we did an art project and then we planted sweet pea seeds, although the children weren't really keen on planting the seeds!
Last week we added a scavenger hunt and learning how to make a stop motion video to our home learning list and we had lots of fun doing both! E's hair was dyed a brighter shade of pink and I've been managing to do some reading!
I had a bit of a shock this morning as I weighed myself and saw that I've put on over half a stone since lockdown began. I knew I'd put on weight but not that much! I stepped up the exercise last week and will have to continue in that same vein! This morning I went for a run with the kids for our daily exercise and I am seriously going to cut down on the eating!
We also had some sad news this week that a lovely friend of ours from church passed away (not Covid-19 related). I am heartbroken for her family being separated at this time of loss, when they should come together to grieve and I am so upset that she won't have the funeral turn out that she deserves.
We had another trip to the hospital for a scan for E. It is still an eerie place, there is hardly anyone there as non-emergency care is put on hold. It's frightening not having the access to medical care that we have been used to and you can tell that the staff are tired, stressed and on edge.
Lockdown has been confirmed to continue for another 3 weeks which is thoroughly depressing. I'm starting to wonder as well how life will be after this? I know there will be a gradual return to normality but in reality it is going to be many many months I think until life looks even remotely the same as it was before.