Jacob and James doing their school work at home

They each have their own desks in their rooms, but they like to sit near each other at the dining table while doing school work. James needs to do 30 minutes of maths and 30 minutes of reading each day on Lexia (reading) and DreamBox (maths) websites. He also has Art, Music, P.E. and Library activities throughout the week. I am in charge of James’ work and have been emailing and texting all his teachers on DoJo App back and forth to report and send them completed works, artwork photos and activity videos.

Since this situation started, I have been communicating with his homeroom teacher more now than I had ever done. I also got to talk to his other teachers for the first time through email. Mrs. Dillons, James’ homeroom teacher, and family are going through a hard time because her Mom just had surgery and no one has been allowed to visit due to restricted visiting policy at the hospital.

Jacob is in charge of his own school work. He communicates with his teachers and classmates through Google classroom. His teachers would send David work files for him to print out and take home to Jacob. One time, after work, David had to look everywhere in town in vain for a protractor for Jacob. Luckily, David’s secretary came to our rescue and brought us one from her home.

Jacob is more used to his new school-at-home routine now. At first, he treated this like a vacation and procrastinated on most of his work. During the first week of staying home, he enjoyed himself tremendously by eating, reading, hanging out with his brother, and watching classic Disney movies as well as a new cartoon series. He had to work so hard to catch up during the second week and Spring break that he has learned his lesson on procrastination. He now does his school work first thing in the mornings after breakfast and after practicing martial arts with his brother. Their martial arts teacher has posted videos on facebook for all the kids to practice their moves at home so that they wouldn’t forget everything.

About debrotnguyen

A smitten couple and loving parents in our mid 30s. We have lived in 3 different countries together. We dream of living in a fourth country together after our children grow up. We love long walks in the woods, climbing mountains, fishing, traveling, reading, and being together. David has an MBA and is a financial advisor with Edward Jones. He works hard to better people's lives by helping them with financial knowledge and planning. Lam is primarily a Mom and a wife, but is currently a graduate school student.
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1 Response to Jacob and James doing their school work at home

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hi Lam! THANK YOU so much for your post and sharing the pics of Jacob and James doing their studies as well as those tasty cookies! You are a GOOD write and so vividly describe what is happening. I know it keeps you busy being chief communicator with James’ teachers! I think it is so good you let Jacob learn the consequences of procrastination. An important lesson to learn for sure! I hope to call you in the next few days and will text you first to find out the best time. It will be in the afternoon some time because of tutoring from 8 a.m. – 12:00 noon here in Lexington. I’m looking forward to this afternoon and weekend. đŸ™‚ Love, Cheryl

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