03-19, Crafting Curriculum with Care

Isaiah carefully cuts out his cheetah as an extension activity to our science lesson on Grasslands.

Now that navigating curriculum at home has become a part of my new norm, I eagerly anticipate enriching my four boys. It is bittersweet. I’m working diligently to shield them from the cauterizing talk of Corona around them, while insulating and immersing them with the love of all things literacy.

Documenting these efforts brings me such joy. I’m excited to hear them talk about what they’ve learned. Elated by their tiny discoveries and amazing epiphanies. Inspired to work harder everyday because they are joining me along this journey.

Around the world, I realize that we are faced with some dire circumstances; but, even on the darkest days of all, there is a light that emanates from the hearts of our children that simply shines through my soul.

I’ve opted not to complain about the new long hours, the constant devouring of my daily delectables as my refrigerator must now support the appetites of four growing boys. I won’t moan and groan about the intense level of energy that I’m sometimes not prepared for (well, o.k., I’m working on that one – smile).

What I will do, is create a curriculum for them, to help minimize the gaps of missing instruction. I will craft it with care to make it engaging, intriguing, immeasurable and most memorable. I will do my best to give them everything I have – because quite frankly, they’re the most innocent victims in this situation. I recognize it will require sacrifice and a great investment of my time and effort; but, I’m willing to put in the work – because they’re worth it.

#myinspirations #fourboysmom #ilovethemtothemoon #icandobetter #givingitalligot #carlamichelle #teacherforlife

8 thoughts on “03-19, Crafting Curriculum with Care

  1. How well you describe what you want to achieve with your sons and what a lovely photo. I think it’s difficult to adjust at this time in so many ways, but it’s great you get to capture all those moments of discovery with your own children!

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    1. It means so much to me! And the adjusting is a great challenge, particularly with all of the personal issues that I’ve been experiencing, but I don’t want them to negatively impact my children. I want to make sure they still feel nurtured and loved, and even more so, secure.

      These are troubling times, but I think we can survive. I’m very thankful for the role that writing has in my life right now. It has been a most wonderful blessing to me. Thank you so much for reading.

      ~Carla Michelle


    1. I couldn’t agree more. I seldom watch the news, and when we do, I try to ensure that the children are not in the room. Otherwise, they seem to feel quite frightened very quickly.

      I’m trying to learn them better so that I can individualize instruction to their learning styles. It’s a journey of trial and error, but so far, so good. I’m thankful to have the opportunity to be with them at this time. Thanks so much for your feedback.

      ~Carla Michelle


  2. The children are so much on my mind these days … my principal says “a few weeks of kids at home will have society championing schools like never before.” This line: “Even on the darkest days of all, there is a light that emanates from the hearts of our children that simply shines through my soul” – yes, yes, yes. Both beautiful and TRUE.

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    1. Thank you so much, Fran. All children hold a very special place in my heart. It is such a treasure to be a teacher at this time. Somehow, I feel our role has a much higher calling in the face of this tragedy. I am honored to be named among them.

      Thank you so much for your kind words. I take each one to heart! With Warmest Regards, Carla Michelle

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  3. Parents are the group being affected the most. We teachers will go on teaching, maybe from afar, but it is still teaching. But parents have to assume so many new roles. I guess we teachers will have to become their teachers too!

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    1. I could definitely see that…I’ve been recording FaceBook live videos this week to offer tips about things they can do to ease the anxiety of homeschooling.

      It is more than a notion, but, I think it is a fine time to be a teacher. We are needed now more than ever, literally.

      Thank you for that poignant reminder!!


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