The outbreak of COVID-19 forced all schools to postpone the start of the new term. In the past two weeks of Dehong’s E-learning time, my role has been switching between a mother, a teaching assistant, a practice partner and a cook.
Hello everyone! I'm Lily. My son is studying in Grade 3 at Dehong Beijing.
The outbreak of COVID-19 forced all schools to postpone the start of the new term. In the past two weeks of Dehong's E-learning time, my role has been switching between a mother, a teaching assistant, a practice partner and a cook. I have to say I really enjoyed all my roles.
My son gets up early every morning after breakfast to start his busy day. In order to help children maintaining a good study habit during the extended holiday and relieving parents the burden of tutoring children at home, the school has arranged the online learning from 8:10 am to 3:30 PM every day.
This includes face-to-face with teachers online and independent learning time offline. There are not only the core subjects like Chinese, Math and English, but also the activities of PE and Music. During his learning time, I will assist the child to log onto different platforms to interact with teachers, answer the child's questions from time to time, and even join the child's sports activities.
"No, you're not doing that well. The picture from the teacher shows legs are straight. Keep your arms straight, too." I have to say I really enjoyed joining him doing exercise as this also cheers me up.
Of course, there are times when I couldn't help. Like his music assigments I have no idea what do these notes mean. Well, luckily, my son doesn’t need my help at all. He could finish this easily.
I think during this particular period, everyone is suffering a lot in many ways. We worry for our country while we need to keep clam and care for the family; While managing our own work, we also need to do everything we could to minimize the impact on our children. On the other hand, we are also lucky that we can still safely sit at home with our children reading and studying. There are a lot of parents who are doctors, nurses and fighting on the front lines right now. For those of us who can't go to the front line to help, the best we can do is to protect our own and our families' health.
Last week, at the Dehong Parent Day, Principal Zhou said, do not be afraid of children not spending time in classroom during this epidemic outbreak time. In fact, it may be a rare opportunity to learn something they cannot learn from books. We want our children to have a sense of responsibility, to make a contribution to society with what they have learned, and to stand up for themselves when their families and countries need them. And now, together with our children, let us do what we can to help ourselves and others. I believe the spring flowers will bloom!