I never thought in a million years that I would be teaching my own kids.
Our curriculum is set out in two week units so having a day off for Australia Day is out of the question because we have one days work to complete.
Anyway I thought I would share some photos of our first day and our school room. Our school room is a demountable building away from our home. I l;ike to have it out of the house because I can shut the door and leave school behind when I go home. Now when I say it is away from the house I am only talking a few steps out of our yard.
Here is Miss S in our reading area. We have a few audio books that she likes to listen to.
Here is Miss M at her desk. She is doing English.
This is our craft table that we do all those messy activities at. Sienna also like to do her 'school work' at this desk.
This is where Mikaela does her daily telephone lessons with her teacher. A lot of our curriculum is done on the computer so we alternate from here and the desk.
So this is where I will spend about 5 hours (most times more) a day, five days a week for the rest of the school year.
I will update you with how our first day went. At the moment it is going very slowly, that 5 hours might have been wishfull thinking...
Good luck to all the parents who are starting there distance education papers today and for all the little first timers to school.
EDIT: Who am I kidding! 5 hours is far too optimistic. Still here at 2:45 pm and we have only had short smoko and lunch breaks. I hope it's not like this all year.