Well, here we are. As of Friday March break was over, and we are now onto week 1 of the school closures. In case you don’t know the Ontario government let us know right before the week-long March break started that for at least two weeks after schools would be closed. So that means a lot of home learning will be going on in many different households. For us, it’s going to be a little different but my kids will be doing a lot of things for this self-learning period at home. Today, I’m offering up this FREE At Home Reading Log Printable in case you are like us and want to keep tracking of reading and other work being done.
I don’t plan to be too strict when it comes to reading but I expect my kids to do 1 hour of reading per day. My kids need structure and schedules. All of them can be somewhat scattered like their mama, and a few of them like to put things off. So, starting tomorrow we have a new rule in our house: No devices until two hours of work is done every day.
May sound like a stretch but for a house full of techno heads, this is the best for everyone. My kids would just sit on devices all day if we’d let them and we won’t so, as parents it’s up to us to make sure we set clear and concise rules and schedules. Later this week I’ll share our At Home Weekday Schedule printable – that you can fill into your family’s needs. It’s great to have and follow even if very liberally.
Some of my kids really enjoy reading so I don’t expect this to be a big thing for them, however, some others are pretty resistant to the idea. But, what can you do? We have to make do and right now isn’t the time for kids to be slacking on their learning. With so many strike days the past few months, and snow days, and sickness days — we need them learning as much as possible, even in light of schools being closed now until who knows when.
If you want to print out these reading logs for yourself, feel free below. It’s such a great way to keep track and also see how much time the kids are actually reading.