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    #247141 - 05/08/20 06:05 AM Re: Random things your child is doing during covid [Re: greenlotus]
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    Registered: 01/14/08
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    In the beginning, I had put out a new box of puzzles out and DD did 3 in a row like her life depended on it. This was the week break before she was suppose to return to school. Her school started online right away but dropped 70 minute classes to 40 which allowed the afternoon to get in contact with teachers with questions. Some classes more intense, like chem does digital labs and will have a final exam. She is also doing a self study for the AP Chinese so working on that everyday. But she goes out for a run every afternoon to get out. She was also in Technovation Girls and just handed their project last weekend, so that took time. And sailing has started: online.

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    #247142 - 05/08/20 07:43 AM Re: Random things your child is doing during covid [Re: MumOfThree]
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    It's fascinating that we typically suggest that parents monitor their children's internet use, by putting technology in shared family spaces, so that they engage in responsible and safe behavior online...except, apparently, now. I can only imagine the field day online predators are having.
    https://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-...ld-exploitation

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    #247143 - 05/08/20 07:44 AM Re: Random things your child is doing during covid [Re: Wren]
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    Online sailing? wink

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    #247144 - 05/08/20 08:56 AM Re: Random things your child is doing during covid [Re: MumOfThree]
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    This is weird. Our school specifically said any room other than their bedroom.

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    #247145 - 05/08/20 08:58 AM Re: Random things your child is doing during covid [Re: greenlotus]
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    My DS11 has greatly improved his cube solving skill. He is up to a 6X6X6 cube now.

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    #247146 - 05/08/20 11:21 AM Re: Random things your child is doing during covid [Re: greenlotus]
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    Well, DD pulled me aside last night to share that she had figured out what percentage of Medusa's weight was her snakes. She had done some research on local Greek snakes, women's body mass......

    Please, I hope that this leads to a good job some day.

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    #247147 - 05/08/20 11:40 AM Re: Random things your child is doing during covid [Re: greenlotus]
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    DS15 has a ton of online work but over "Spring Break", he primed and painted his bedroom including doing the taping off after he researched the colors. He lugged the ladder around to paint the ceiling and then rearranged his room.

    DS12-not so much work but taught herself to juggle, started playing online drums, and has been making these little stars from paper strips and filling mason jars with them in fancy patterns of colors. She then leaves them on the doorsteps of the kids in our area. She misses club basketball though.

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    #247148 - 05/08/20 12:22 PM Re: Random things your child is doing during covid [Re: aeh]
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    they watch videos and talk about technique. It is laser racing, so it isn't like beginner. They have the Pan Am Gold winner talking to them this week. Not wure about what.

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    #247149 - 05/08/20 12:26 PM Re: Random things your child is doing during covid [Re: greenlotus]
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    This thread is one of the best things Iíve read in a long time! The stories are hilarious, and so relatable...

    I do feel sorry for all the kids who are inundated with work (including mine in that category- they had to continue school through spring break and have been essentially working hard without a pause in most classes, right down to PE). Itís pretty hard to watch the losing struggle with focus and motivation- senioritis on steroids.

    My DD is doing remote college learning, and is also quite busy, though her experience has been almost exclusively real-time (with times adjusted if needed to accommodate students in various time zones). Itís been nice to get an occasional glimpse into what sheís learning, and sheís enjoyed the glimpses into her professorís lives and homes.

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    #247151 - 05/08/20 02:08 PM Re: Random things your child is doing during covid [Re: cricket3]
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    cricket, I feel like I've seen some similar effects with our college student. There's a pretty big difference in how where they are educationally (even when young for college) seems to affect the online schooling experience. Some of the classes already had online components (one was a flipped classroom, so that professor didn't even have to record new video lectures), and all texts and most work submissions were electronic. The university already had subscriptions to multiple learning online learning platforms, and it has a fairly extensive catalog of online courses, so many instructors (though not all!) were already familiar with online teaching. DC also already had experience with fully online college coursework, though mostly asynchronous. The in-session in-person classes were switched over to real-time videoconferencing, with the principal losses in lab courses (not surprisingly).

    Anyway, I agree that it's been nice to peek into DC's college experience (I do try not to intrude, most of the time), and that it's had unexpected benefits in terms of personal connections with professors.

    And yes, love this thread!

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