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Accidental Parenting

Episode · 10 months ago

S02E08: Online School

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We chat about the pros and cons of online school with our very special guest, our youngest daughter Georgia. She shares the changes she's noticed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and gives us the nitty gritty about navigating the roller coaster of hybrid, in-person and online school.

Hello, everyone welcome to the podcast.We have a very special guest with us, tovery special guest Yorbat Carter, ouryoungest daughter. Would you like to introduce yourself, Georgia, Hi andtell us your name, my names, Georgia, and how old are you I'm six years oldTis? What great are you in at school? First Grade, first grade, I thought youwere in fourth grade. First today we are talking about onlineschool with Corona virus. A lot of schools have had to go online and howhard it is. Yes, we're going to ask Georgia for her take on what isdifficult about it, how she is managing, but first Georgia, can you tell us whatis coronavirus vruss when you're very sick, and you can't go to school?...

That's right! Right! everyting cannotgo to school yeah. If any of us have corona virus, the none of us can go toschool right. It's an illness kind of like the flu. So that's right and we'reabout to start doing hybrid education again, where Georgia will go to schooltwo days a week. She has been going full time on in person which has beennice. Ragte deige to be able to go to school every day, so we'll go into abrief history of school and Corona virus is from from Georgia'sperspective. But before we talk about that, Gig is what we call Georgea gg orGGE. How has corona virus made a difference in your life otherthan school? What has changed? Oh because before you didn 't have to wear mask, but now youhave to wear mesks pretty much everywhere. You Go huh also wearingmass to Wat. Wait, say that again, I'lsowere mask a Te ELFS like the albumof the shelf, yeah ea as to wor. It has...

...a mask on Toright. In fact, you shouldtell us that story tell us what happened because the Elphon, the shelfJuliett, that's her name. She comes to our house every year right and thisyear was a little bit different yeah. You woke up, I think, on the first ofDecember, tell us what you saw: okay, so our elphas in a box, and there was asign that showed her, that she was quarantining. She was quarantining and one of our class pates werequarantaning to so. She was in a box to showed US asign. That said it that shewas quaantining. Why did she have to quarantine? Did the signe say why I don't now? I don't think it'ssaid think it said all elves arriving from the North Pole had to quarantinefor fourteen days right. Were you happy to see that she was quarantining? No,were you very sad? Yes, yes, Yo ie, like a couple of days later...

...there was there was a box ther isia box. Therewas a note. There was a senta that was like the box and the nope was likecovering it with the because the Santo was like a woudit. What did the notessay there not said that Juliett teolf she is out of the box. She was gonewaitwhy. Why could she leave the box? She let the box because she did nothave CRONA, but she still has to wear a tinylittle mask okay, and then that day she was like in our little bird thing, like a bird cage and put abird on it. Yot Yeah Ye did birds in it that our LP was in there instead right.So we got a letter from Santa that her. They had gotten the results for hercomen test and she was negative right,...

...so she could come out of quarantine,and today she was like by our like on our clock. So as as far as the Elfhan,the shelf goes, curanavirus had an impact on Juliet. She had the statequarantine and even now she still has to wear a mask. How about anything else,anything else in your life that has changed because of Covid msomethingthat changed cas of oid. You can think about it. You don't haveto have an answer right now. What about Thanksgiving was Thanksgiving a littlebit different yeah? What was different this year? Oh my cu. Sometimes you like go to other pieces, Ha People's houseand have feastless like with all of your cousins and friends and family,and did that not happen this year? No, we just got to do it byer with thefamily because of Crona, but was it fun? Was it fun with just our family, YeahYeah? It was still fun, but we missed...

...cousins and GRANDMAS and e No cron nowas Inoringu darn that corona all right. So let'stalk about school, a little bit Cag. So tell us. What is your favorite thingabout school this year? My favorite thing about scwhat. Is I get to seeeverybody's eyes because the because everybody'seyes Ofe, I'm like so fun to see Setha, they have masks on, but you can stillsee their eyes, yeah and and and Mrs Howell and she's in she's, a very niceteacher this year. Yes, do love her yes, she's, Nice, okay, so school was onlinefor a while and you still had Mrs Powell, but it was on the computerright, yeah, sometimes yeah. What was that like it? Okay, so the it was different fromlike school and person and online so...

...like online, I was like so distracted.I all I could do is like play toys. I have nothing to do. I was sodistractive with my toys Mit's difficult to not be distracted withyour toys when your homes, because when I don't want, but one it'snot learning time, then I don't want to play with toys said that's weird yeah! So isit more? So it's a little more difficult to focus and pay attention.What else is different? What else is difficult about online school onladschool? Something that's very different aboutonline school is like that online schooals like very hard,because because you do because you can't...

...like pay attension enough, like you'refocused on other things, yeah there's just so many distractions here at homeright, so do you prefer school in person with your teacher? Yes, yeah, it's a bummer that sometimes we can'tbe there in person. Do you feel like you, learn as much when it's online ordo you feel like you learn more in school in person? I men, I learn more inperson at school, just because it'seasier to focus, yeah, okay, so we're going to hybrid, so you'll have schooltwo days a week at school and the rest of the time is online right. What are some good things about havingschool on the computer? Okay, so good things on the computers, I still get tosee everybody's faces and it still get to like have breaks and like do you get more snack breaks at home ansometimes. What do you mean...

...sometimesmtimes, all right? What do wedo for recess here at home? Usually we go outside Soi'm Don snacky says we gotoutsid, wint CHT and often you ask for us to play a very specific game. Whatis that and Tate Pactlitye? That's right. Can you tell us? How does thatwork? How do you play Zonbiapocalypse? You play Zombiapocalypse like this like. If my mom was it, she would have to go kind of slow, and if I was it or my brother was it we can go fath. So it's like Zombiinfection tag right, that's something! I've never understood! Why is it thatwhenever I'm it, I have to go slow, but you can go fast. I because we'rehanging you guys are babies. ZOMBIES are faster than adults, zombis yeahyeah. I mad that love because I made up...

...the game yeah. That's a great rule, soyou can run really fast and get us if you're the ZOMBI. But if we're theZAMBI, we have to go slow and Proten Hi somb and will always pretend like gowith the like his finger and like he says. Don't Mas can't touch me if I'mgoing fas like tmakes up his own roles. Even though n you made up a rule thatyou can heal each other right, you can heal, will and make him human again andhe can heal you, but can mom and dad heal each other. Yo No have some advantages: Hey only the kidscan heal, mom and dad no mom and dad can heal each other. It's verycomplicated all right, so I'm excited to have you ahome, more gg. I know online school is difficult, it's harder to focus, butit's going to be fun to have you a home more. We get a play recess together.Again S. We got to spend more time together. It is fun. Theyre, goodthings to right, get to see your family more yeah, all right, so wrap this up. GG. If you have to choose between full timeschool at school,...

...full time school at home or a couple ofdays at school and a couple days at home, what you answer so a full time atschool B, full time at home, c, half and half what would you choose? Okay, I would choose like being a school full time, EA, okay, Aright, allright we're going to end with the little game. I am going to ask aChristmas related question. We're going to see if dad or gg can answer. FirstReady, all right. What is the name of Santa'sreindeer that has a red glowing, nose, Prina, gggu, Gota Rit, I said Prancer,you got a Di Tikingov, all right! Okay, here's another question ready:...

What is the white stuff that smallfalls out of the sky at Christmas rain, Snow h? You got it right again. I'mthinking rain because falling out of this Gy, but that's not white. Silly right now is tinke like clouds at firstbut falls down to you got it all right. Now I'm going to ask you question andit's a race between you and mom to see who can answer you ready? Who is the person who wears red and has white hair and takes care ofSanta Claus? Jesus Oso Clos? I think Yeu meant MrsClaus Butalso. A very good, also, a very good as also accurate, Santas sences into life. SANA's oldlady was mrss class wel. We don't see...

...her very much right. She makes himcookies and she's a little grandma she's his wife. Do you have any trivialquestions for us for Christmas ceage, you ask a question about Christmas andwe'll see if moms ot answer o easy assers. Who is the person who has red clothes and white beard Jesus, Mrs Class? Neither you that right, O tricky. That's a good question! Sosilly all right! All Right! Do you want to say Mary Christmas to all of ourlisteners? Very Chrismas? Yes, all right awesome, thanks for being on thePODCAST DG. That was really fun. You did a great job, so byebye that bye.

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