I have some experience homeschooling, having spent a couple years with 3 or 4 of my children in various curriculum in elementary and middle school years.
I like to believe I have something to share and possibly some encouragement for those who have been forced into it with the Corona curve flattening effort.
Ultimately, what you want to spur in your child is a curious mind. Why do things work the way they do? What can I do to facilitate or improve what is currently in front of me?
Children learn by example and by failure, (as we all do!).
To encourage this mindset, find your own interests/hobbies and share them with your child. Your child will find your enthusiasm as contagious as the Corona virus.
I have always eaten avocados and read somewhere they pose the threat of becoming extinct, due to the high volume of water required to grow them. They are also some of the funkiest plants to grow.
Simply insert toothpicks in the sides and submerge the bottom in a container of water.
In these times, I enjoy the fact that Nature continues. It does not care if we are self-quarantined or not. It continues. It grows. It is quiet and steady and reminds me that growth happens in the Waiting Room.
Take your children there, to the Waiting Room. Help them to see the beauty in time, patience and Nature.
Breathe deeply. These plants will put out broad green leaves, the kind that clean the air we breathe.
Peace, my peeps.