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Chart Showing How Long Every Child Should Be Homeschooled Goes Viral
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Chart Showing How Long Every Child Should Be Homeschooled Goes Viral

When the Queen JLo admits she’s had enough of homeschooling her kids, it’s official. Houston, we have a problem. You’re not the only lockdown parent struggling to explain math to your child while deep down, none of you have a single clue about it.

Get ready to relax your ramshackle back, ’cause I’ve got some good news. The Illinois State Board of Education just released a life-saving chart with recommended homeschooling time for kids of every grade. And it’s surprisingly breezy! Feeling that air coming from the open window already? More time for yourself and less frustration for your kid is a solid win-win.

More info: isbe.net

The Board has released a chart with recommended homeschooling times for parents during the Covid-19 emergency

Image credits: Illinois State Board of Education

As a third of the global population is now self-isolating at home, many households have turned into temporary schools for kids. And even if this newly-given role of teaching may not be for every parent, there’s a thing or two to know about it.

Jamie Heston, a board member at the Homeschooling Association of California, urges parents not to replicate real school at home. It may be impossible. “Think about it as ‘quarantine schooling.’ Think about the fact that you’re a parent, not a teacher.”

And they even have some cool ideas for free-time activities that cover all five areas of life

Image credits: Illinois State Board of Education

Most importantly, however your domestic education may look, “It’s going to be messy. Don’t worry about it.” In the end, we all are in the same boat trying to make the quarantine work. And it’s normal that kids will get behind as a result.

Remember to ask your kid what they would like to learn. “This is a wonderful opportunity to not just do worksheets. Do real life,” says Heston. Try serving meals, making bed, cooking, and other real life activities. Who knows, you might have a chef growing up right there!

Everyone seemed to have mixed opinions about the Board’s recommendations

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Carrot dude
Community Member
2 years ago

This is great but as a ninth-grader, it's not reasonable (at least the first chart) with the amount of work given by my teachers. Many of my classes have long projects or essays or post videos 45 minutes long. My school day lasts more than 180 minutes.

V-V
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2 years ago

Idk if you read it but it says minimum for a school day should be 120 and maximum should be 270. 45 minutes was for one class.

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Drive Bee
Community Member
2 years ago

Does this count the hour that they spend complaining and not doing anything first?

Enea
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2 years ago

Mom of a first-grader in Germany here. Our kid's (public Berlin) school is amazing. Our son's teacher has regular Zoom conferences once or twice a week where they read together and hold 'class council'. They get homework that keeps him busy in the mornings (appr. 1.5 hrs of work), but the principal is issuing letters to the parents not th pressurize oneself or the kids if it's too much and to feed back if it's too little. I love their approach and as I'm fully working from home office, I am really thankful that they keep the classes as much as possible. I also have two kindergartners, and their institutions are doing scratch to support the parents (and deem it shocking that anyone could want them to do otherwise. I know because I asked).

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Carrot dude
Community Member
2 years ago

This is great but as a ninth-grader, it's not reasonable (at least the first chart) with the amount of work given by my teachers. Many of my classes have long projects or essays or post videos 45 minutes long. My school day lasts more than 180 minutes.

V-V
Community Member
2 years ago

Idk if you read it but it says minimum for a school day should be 120 and maximum should be 270. 45 minutes was for one class.

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Drive Bee
Community Member
2 years ago

Does this count the hour that they spend complaining and not doing anything first?

Enea
Community Member
2 years ago

Mom of a first-grader in Germany here. Our kid's (public Berlin) school is amazing. Our son's teacher has regular Zoom conferences once or twice a week where they read together and hold 'class council'. They get homework that keeps him busy in the mornings (appr. 1.5 hrs of work), but the principal is issuing letters to the parents not th pressurize oneself or the kids if it's too much and to feed back if it's too little. I love their approach and as I'm fully working from home office, I am really thankful that they keep the classes as much as possible. I also have two kindergartners, and their institutions are doing scratch to support the parents (and deem it shocking that anyone could want them to do otherwise. I know because I asked).

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