A Little Work From Home

If things were normal, yesterday would have been the first day back at school after the March Break but instead we are all practicing social distancing and staying at home. In the morning, I logged into my work email and responded to the ones I had waiting for me from the parents. Reading the email from my principal, the message I got from it was to be patient. I then decided to work on binding the inquiry my class had worked on and completed before the break.

While working, I listened to the second digital book I have borrowed from the library. I chose a book that was immediately available: Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich. I have previously read and enjoyed some of her stories so knew that this one would pleasantly pass the time while doing a mind-numbing task. I am loving the story so far – and laughing out loud at some of the antics the characters get up to (as well as what they say!).

This morning I woke up to an email once again reminding us to be patient as the school board works on the guidelines for distance learning: they want to consider the implications of not all families having access to technology; and the fact that many parents are expected to work at their own job. Today I will begin to figure out my planning and think of ways in which parents can implement what I had planned for the rest of the school year.

Today I begin my second day of working from home while my own children learn from home. The experience is going to be challenging in the small space we have but we are up for it.

Are you working from home?

ยฉ Colline Kook-Chun, 2020

21 thoughts on “A Little Work From Home

  1. Good luck, it’s not easy, I am glad our lads are grown and left home. But that brings troubles two. None of them are in very close proximity so if the elder two who do have health problems fall ill what would we do? They don’t even live near eachother. Our youngest is married with two little boys. …. Thank goodness for social media. I hope you and your family are well and stay that way ๐Ÿ’œ


  2. Good luck with getting it all done in a small space. I was watching a piece on the news this morning about families trying to home school while doing their own full time work from home. It sounds impossible to me.


  3. An upending “new normal” to be sure…both my wife and I have media projects that now must be planned and produced remotely…at least everyone has remained calm and the long grocery lines have gone away for the most part…patience is indeed the word of the day, right?


  4. I hope the lockdown works and you are back to normal soon. We are going through the same here. I am spending the time catching up on things around the house I never seem to have the time to do. Stay well, my friend.


      1. I’ve been hearing so many different things on TV, but our state may be in this for a couple more months. The good thing about the lockdown is I have plenty of time to catch up around here.


  5. I’ve been ‘working’ from home since I retired – so I’m fortunate that I’ve already adapted to living online for a significant portion of daily life. One thing we can do while we’re locked in is get some serious spring cleaning done – disturbing all that dust and whatever is hiding in it should fire up our immune systems a treat! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Stay safe and well Colline – best wishes to you and yours ๐Ÿ™‚


  6. I loved reading through your post ๐Ÿ™‚ This is such a challenging time for parents like us. Having to juggle parenting tasks with work tasks all happening at home within a small space may sound chaotic, but if you see the good in it, at least you are with your children and you know they are safe, right?
    I hope you have more fun with your kids and your work. Again, thanks for your post and please do keeps safe.


    1. It is definitely a challenging time for parents and I am hopeful that the companies employing those parents are mindful of this. The positive in this is that we are all being forced to slow down a little.


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