I am struggling with virtual learning: Advice?

Is anyone else struggling with virtual learning? I have two kids, and I cannot keep up with the times they need to be on. I have to be with both of them at all times because they are in elementary school and need my help, and I honestly feel like I am going to lose it, and it is only the first week of this. What are some ways I can make this easier for all of us?

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We havent started yet and im so nervous to. For starters i am having her learn how to log in and get on by herself without me typing in everything. Other then that lol im not even sure how im going to dk it yet lol

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I have 4 doing it. 2 middle schoolers and 2 elementary. It’s not the easiest but I try to look at it as I’m only doing it with 4 kids and a teacher has to do it with 24 kids. We all just sit in 1 room and i help where I’m needed. Try not to over think it. It will get done and you don’t have to rush. Try to stay calm the best you can and don’t show your frustration or they will mimic it.

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I cant keep up either and I just do my best :two_hearts:

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We unfortunately had to send our 1st grader back to school. I really didn’t have the things to accomplish the teaching at home. I am NOT a teacher. No funds to do it at home, no wifi nor laptops just the phones. We were misunderstood about the things that were around our ISD that were being provided and missed out on the opportunity. Most of it being having almost no funds to pay the rent and the phone bill.

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Our teachers send us an email the night before to have up pull out the work .

I sent him back because last year we only hsd after dinner before bed n weekends to do it all. If they force online they can deal woth us workong full time days. They can bitch but it wont chsnge the fact we have to work . There was so much busy work and he drove us crazy . We are not good teChers and cant afford a tutor.

Just do what you can. I have an autistic/hyperlexic first grader with 5 different zoom meetings a day plus another 2 hours of “independent” work to submit that he won’t even attempt without me sitting right next to him…all to be accomplished while I’m working from home with management monitoring my productivity to the minute. I log him into the zoom meetings and let him take the tablet while I work. If he doesnt pay attention or disrupts the session…I’m no longer worrying about it. I cant do it all and neither can you. Pick your battles momma and dont feel bad. Its not gonna be a good year but better ones will come, just get thru. Hang in there-this won’t be forever.

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Teach them how to log in themselves. Practice with them. Set alarms. I spent the first few days teaching my 1st grader how to access everything and she’s been picking up very quickly. I have alarms set for 10 mins before her meetings so we can get supplies and set up. I have 2 older ones that are completely independent and a toddler plus I do distance learning from home for my students so we have a lot going on here but with practice, trial/ error we’ve gotten a pretty good routine going.

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Just got to do your best I guess. We haven’t stated yet, we start Sept 8 and I have a 9th grader, 8th grader, 7th grader, kindergartener and preschooler and tack on a 3 month old while breastfeeding. I know I dont have this. And my 8th grader can’t be trusted on the internet.

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Start with a good planner! Write it all down in your planner and set reminders on your phone. Set up a workspace for both of them close together so you can be there to supervise both at the same time.

I just wanna say you can do it mama! I’m struggling way hard with my 6th grader & tomorrow is only the start of the second week. I just keep telling myself… you can do this!
Prayers & good vibes your way!

Routine and organization. It will get easier.

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So I’ve done a couple things to keep us organized and on task. I added the zoom links to the google calendar. I have a big schedule on the wall, along with this clock that I purchased bc we take breaks in between classes.

We tried virtual back in march when school.got called off, my 11 year old flat out refused to even attempt it. So now we had a choice of virtual or in person…
He starts today!!

I told the school we weren’t doing online. I work first shift so I cannot be on the computer with my son from 9-11 everyday. And when I get out of work we only have about 4 hours until we have to go back to bed so I can get up early the next day for work. And I told them I’m not spending my entire night out of work doing online. They should have thought about disabled kids more than they did. Because my son will not be getting held back this year all because of the one fucking school in our city that didn’t reopen back up.

They probably dont need you as much as you think they do :woman_shrugging:t2: i struggle not hovering

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Not sure what area your from but in our area we started a local virtual learning group to help each other out when needed

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Props to you moms having to do all of this. I am so glad mine is a senior in high school

Maybe make up a daily schedule side by side of each to see when they need to be on.