What happens when the teacher is sick? In a public school, they call in a substitute teacher, but when you are a homeschool mom there is only you. What happens to your carefully planned out day? It helps to be prepared for the common cold, or to battle the flu. You might want to have a small plan for when you, the homeschool mom is sick.
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When you have finally succumbed to the germs that can be picked up anywhere, what happens to the homeschool day that you had planned out? Does it go out the window? Do you get through the plans with a box of Kleenex or a bucket at your feet?
It might just help to have plan in place, a Plan B if you will, for those days when you are sick and need to be able to have a slower day or two.
When homeschool mom is sick:
Watch educational movies or documentaries. Check out the Magic School Bus series on Netflix or DVD, they’ll be learning and entertained at the same time.
A reading day. Whether they are curling up with a pile book of their own, or you are all taking turns reading. You could also check out both audio books and e-audio books.
Arts and crafts day. Having a good arts and crafts supplies on-hand can make this much easier. Set out some supplies, those that aren’t going to cause too much mess. Pencils, crayons, markers, paper, but perhaps steer clear of scissors or glue.
A game day. Hull out the board games that have been gathering dust, or card games that haven’t been used in awhile and put them to use. Its a great way to entertain, and to practice skills.
Get out the workbooks/worksheets. Maybe you aren’t normally workbook users but having some on hand for sick days can be useful, or go online and print a few off.
Just take a break! Relax, and have a quiet day without worrying about homeschooling. It is not going to hurt, it might just give everyone the rest they need.