Friday, 11 June 2021

Home School aka Online Learning

 What counts as home schooling, or "online learning", in 2021?

1) Number blocks:

I don't remember what my math skills were in kindergarten. But between the Number Blocks videos on YouTube and the app on Kiddo's tablet, I think it's safe to say he has surpassed them. As far as I can tell, he's learned more from Number Blocks than the kindergarten math workbook I got on amazon. As an added bonus, it doesn't require my input. Not to mention, he actually likes it. Getting him to do a page in the workbook is sometimes like walking on broken glass (for both of us).

2) Minecraft:

Spatial awareness, creativity, problem solving, and Kiddo has to sound out words to navigate the inventory. What more do you need? When Kiddo's teacher asked what he wanted to be when he grew up, he said ninja. (I tried to remind him of his previous asperations to be a paleontologist, but he was firm in his new plan.) Still, from what I've seen him build in Minecraft, I wouldn't rule out architect.

3) The beach

Because it's June. If you're not going to be in school, you might as well be at the beach.   

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