Well, okay, it is time to start school again.
The kids have not been to the school building in nearly four months and I cannot help but believe it is very doubtful they will be going any time soon.
Most of my friend’s school age and college age kids will be doing virtual or cybernetic learning. I have two grandsons enrolled at Mississippi State this year, and one of them will actually physically go to a class two hours a week. The rest is on-line.
The other one is a drummer in the Maroon Band, and I am trying to understand how he will march when the mandate is six feet apart.
When I was in public school, this type of learning was nothing I had ever heard of. If I had, I would have believed it to be futuristic and a “Buck Rogers” school out in space.
Now we are living and breathing this futuristic schooling. I am concerned as to how much the students will put into this type of education. Will they actually sit in front of a computer for hours a day and pay attention as they would if the teacher were in touching distance? Will this computer-based book learning hold the attention of those whose minds wander in the classroom?
Of course, my children believe I went to school in the dark ages when we were in a one room schoolhouse, but I was in a class of 25 to 30 students and we had hands-on teaching. And, surely someone’s hands were on us if we were not paying attention!
I question the parents and if they will be regimented as needed to keep their child on course. I can readily tell you that I could not do this no more than I could do home schooling. I can see me in the mornings when my student would ask, “Can I sleep a little longer and then we begin school?” I always hated to wake mine up from their smooth slumber to be roused for school, so I would not be a disciplined teacher.
After listening and watching my daughter, who is an educated school teacher get her lesson plans in order to homeschool her youngest, my hat is off to all of you teacher/mothers that will take on this challenge.
I love all the fresh fruits we are privy to these summer days and this is my recipe for a berry trifle.
1 Angel food cake
1 flat of strawberries
1 flat of blueberries
1 box of vanilla instant pudding mix
2 cups of milk
1 package of strawberry glaze
1 8-oz package of Cool Whip.
Cut up the strawberries and add the blueberries, stir in ½ cup of sugar and let them marinate while you prepare the rest of the ingredients. Mix the pudding according to package and mix with the strawberry glaze. Tear the angel food cake into pieces and place ½ the pieces in the bottom of the bowl. Spread over half of the pudding and glaze and add ½ the fruit and ½ the cool whip. Repeat the layers, ending with Cool Whip.