Day 19. It’s Thursday and the rain has stopped for now.
My garden feels really refreshed and the new leaves on the trees are green and lush. This gives me hope for the future, to think that our lives will someday feel new and refreshed.
The staff signing video that went on YouTube and the school website yesterday has already had over 1000 views!
Learning new skills is something I have talked a bit about this week. My husband has borrowed some clippers and asked me to cut his hair. This is my challenge for today and I will be on YouTube later looking for some tips!
An important life skill you might like to explore with your children is how to manage money. Lots of ideas for children aged 5-16 on this link, including a home learning section.
Time capsule – If you liked the idea of creating a family time capsule that I mentioned yesterday; then the adults or older children in your households might want to think about these questions. You could record video or audio interviews with different generations of your family, write a poem or newspaper-style article, or create a picture, cartoon or story board.
What is the date and where are you sheltering?
What is some recent information that you can share about what is happening with the pandemic?
How do you feel right now?
What do you think about how it is being handled locally, nationally or internationally?
Has anyone you know been affected by covid-19? How so?
What have you had to change about how you fulfill basic needs?
How has this affected your work or school?
What is something positive that has come from this experience for you?
What are you doing to pass the time?
What do you miss most right now?
What is the first thing you'd like to do when this is all over?
What are you most worried about?
What lessons has this experience taught you?
What are you thankful for?
I have attached a document today which gives guidance from Kent Police on preventing the spread of Coronavirus. The information is in English, Czech, Hungarian, Slovak, Polish and Romanian.
Superheroes – Many of us will be clapping our NHS and Keyworker superheroes at 8.00pm tonight. Maybe your children could design or make a picture of a keyworker as a Superhero (especially Year 2s) or dress as a superhero for the clapping. I am wearing my Batman socks today!
Many happy returns to Captain Tom Moore as he celebrates his 100th Birthday today. He is truly an inspiration for us all. He has raised nearly £30million for NHS charities and has been awarded a Defence Medal and an honorary promotion to Colonel from the Queen.
Please be a lockdown superhero and stay in if you can.
Take care, Emma