Virtual School Tips from Kansas City Moms

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Questions to Ask Your District About Virtual Learning

Whether in-person classrooms are a thing this year or not, we know that a virtual classroom is going to be an option for families for the 2020-2021 school year. How will you know if virtual school is a good option for your family this semester? Here are some questions that you could ask your district to fully understand what a virtual learning environment might look like.”

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Helping Kids Stay Motivated During Distance Learning

“I continue to hear from parents and see on social media that helping kids stay focused and motivated is an ongoing struggle. We are in such strange times that the internet even let me down a little. Google wasn’t able to give me hundreds of great ideas.”

Back-to-Virtual-School Tips and Traditions

Back-to-Virtual-School Tips and Traditions

“Sure, virtual homeschooling is different from brick and mortar school, but some things are similar. Here are some things to consider when you are getting your student/child ready for back-to-virtual-school.”

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Is Public School at Home Right for Your Family?

“The logistics of finding curriculum and navigating through it can be daunting, not to mention dealing with the nagging self-doubt that some homeschooling parents experience, wondering if their child’s education really is better left to the professionals. Some families also find that a traditional brick-and-mortar setting may not be the best fit for their child’s learning style. If your family is looking for an education alternative somewhere between traditional homeschooling and public school options, ask yourself: What if public school could come to you?”

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Safer Digital Connection with Messenger Kids

“Now, we’re pretty strict about screen time (no screens during the week) and internet safety in our house, so introducing any new technology makes me nervous. Here are the reasons Messenger Kids was welcomed into our home.”

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Visit KC’s Best Attractions Virtually

You might not have traditional field trips this year due to COVID-19 but that doesn’t mean you can’t visit some of Kansas City’s best attractions virtually!

Sarah grew up in Manhattan, Kansas (Go Cats!), she moved to Minnesota where she met her husband, Shea. Realizing how much she hated snow in May, she convinced him to move to Kansas City in 2010. Together they have lived in Midtown, Waldo, the Plaza, and now Overland Park. Sarah is mom to 10-year-old, Henry, 7-year-old Clark and 5-year-old Lucy. She has her master’s in urban administration and is passionate about making Kansas City a more equitable and supportive community. In between the crazy, she likes to drink coffee, run, hike, travel as much as possible, and experience all things Kansas City!