Home education during Lockdown

in Home Edders3 months ago


What a year 2020 was and it doesn't look like 2021 will be much better with the current pandemic sending many countries around the globe into lockdown. This has also ment a lot of parents are home-schooling their kids for the first time. I never saw myself as home-schooling my kids but alas, the time has come and here I am.

The first thing that comes to mind that I hear from many parents is that they didn't do well at school, or they can't do the school work. English and Maths come to mind. It's important to note that everyone struggles with these and we build skills over the years.


Home schooling is more than just English and Maths, it's about setting out kids an example and teaching them life skills. I personally love cooking and I love eating :)

Cooking consists of English, Maths and Chemistry, I bet you didn't know that. We learn fractions and how to subtract and add. Chemistry is chemicals and proteins bonding together to form the tastes we know and love.


Reading the instructions and doing build motor skills and further develop your neurological abilities and problem solving skills.

See, school is more than school. It is education. I watched as many friends found the work their kids were given as hard. But I have been teaching my daughter and soon my son since they were born. From those practical life skills they are applied to school work. Some of it becomes too easy for them.


Its about teaching kids in a fun and dynamic way that they don't even know that they are learning. I've become an ace cook in my life. My wife doesn't go near the kitchen as it's my domain. I used to guard it until we had kids and now lil miss 3 wants to learn.

If you think this is the limit if her abilities, wait until you see her make home made passata and salami, cutting and hanging meat in the garage to cure. Now that is a major chemistry lesson. One wrong move and botulism gets you.

Happy to report, we ain't dead yet 🤪

Happy home schooling and if you're doing it for the first time, don't sweat the hard stuff. Focus on making learning fun and engaging. You'll breeze through it in no time.

My cooking skills allow me to calculate fractions and percentages in real life situations. That is a skill I have built over time and I use it as a party trick at times.

Lil Miss 3 is getting better at fractions and since cooking can count really well.

I'm still working on the reading and writing part, but that requires a larger attention span as it isn't the most fun thing to do.

Happy Home Schooling!


These are definitely important things to know and a great benefit of home schooling! I think maybe this generation might come out with some of the best life skills like that. Could be a thing to look to the positive side !

Ah homemade salami! That sounds fantastic. Some of the best stuff I’ve ever had was from a small butcher in Italy. All the meats were hanging there curing and getting them freshly sliced was unreal!

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Definitely great memories standing around a table cutting up meat and mincing it then hanging it. My mouth waters for the 6 weeks of curing. I can't wait to do it again this year.

My wife doesn't go near the kitchen as it's my domain.

😭 I'm sick of cooking, but my hubby REALLY can't cook. So excuse me while I mourn the fact I'll never have a hubby to cook so I can have a break.

Haha yeah, sometimes I feel like a break and we will get take away. But I really enjoy cooking. Can be hard sometimes with work and life in general.

I don't mind cooking, if I can relax and enjoy it, but generally I'm trying to squeeze it in with doing everything else and it's also been off putting over the years when I've spent ages cooking and there's always been one in the family complaining they don't like it. So I stick to the same few things everyone will eat, then hubby starts complaining about lack of variety. I just can't win!


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That's tough indeed! I'm glad my wife and I both cook. I do more cooking lately since my wife's been doing the small business stuff but she does a great job when she can find the time. It does get hard when only one can do an important thing like that but such is life!

Now she's older, my daughter occasionally cooks, so that's something. She's rather not be ding it regularly, though.

Are you officially joining us? :D

Reading and writing is absolutely fun if you don't make it hard work ;D

I've been wanting to join for some time but didn't know what to write :) it's a great community

Yay :D

You could write about almost anything. I mean look at the nonsense I come out with XD I really should do what you're doing more and include the educationese breakdown; I don't always think about that though as the moderator does that when I reformat the blog posts into a report for them. And it's usually a mission for me to just keep on top of the monthly blog ^_^;

You're posts are really good, that's what got me across :) I have a few other lessons I've done with lil miss, it has been an epic time in lock down. But we are getting through it! It's been fun though.

Just wait til you can get back out and about and do some "real" homeschooling in the outside world, you'll have a grand old time then ;D

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