How to Homeschool During the Outbreak

I believe every school in the states has now closed down for the remainder of the school year 2020, if not for the entire school year, the school shave shut down for a few weeks. Many parents are home with their kids due to work being shutdown or daycares shutting down.

This is a time when parents need to learn how to homeschool their kids for the first time.
Today I’m sharing some tips to help you homeschool during the outbreak. I want to give you some tips and tricks so that you don’t lose your mind and can work with your kids to educate them during this time when schools are shut down.

How to Homeschool During the Outbreak

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Check With Your School District
Some school districts have set up a way for parents and students to attend classes virtually. These virtual learning sessions may be difficult for parents, but having a way to get your kids to attend school virtually is a wonderful bonus for anyone who can do that. Check with your school district to see if they’re offering any virtual learning sessions.

Forget What You Know
The next step is homeschooling for the first time during this coronavirus outbreak is to forget everything you know about schooling You can now us printables, online resources, and free educational platforms to have your kids get in their school hours from home. Find online sites that are offering free subscriptions to their educational platform, many are offering this.

Talk With Your Kids
You may be surprised that your kids are better at developing a homeschool curriculum and schedule than you are. They’ve been attending school long enough to know what type of hours work for them and how they learn best. Find out what your kids think about homeschool ideas and try to use their tips to morph your homeschool day into something that works.

Get Some Supplies
You’ll want to print off worksheets, and have access to the internet for any online education. You will need pens, paper, and other regular school supplies to homeschool your kids during the coronavirus outbreak. Check the house to see what you have for supplies and make a list of supplies you’ll need. See if you can purchase homeschool supplies online to ship to your home.

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These are just a few tips and tricks to get you headed in the right direction if you’re homeschooling during the coronavirus and have never homeschooled before. Using my tips shared above you’ll be able to homeschool your kids without much stress and start to enjoy spending this quality time with your kids too.


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  • Ronnie

    Very solid tips! The quarantine has left us all in a difficult homeschooling position… Did you see the viral video from the Israeli mom complaining about it? It was hilarious. Highly recommend you watch it!

  • Tara Pittman

    I am struggling with homeschooling my kids. I have been having them read and need to do more.

  • Marcie W.

    I am so thankful that my children’s schools are providing online distance learning. Since they are older, I simply have to make sure they log on at the appropriate times each day.

  • emILY

    My kids must be abnormal as they are devastated about not being able to go to school. So I have copied their lesson roster and we spend an hour on each subject like they would at school.

  • Christine Weis

    Homeschooling is the new norm and it is not easy. Not only am I a teacher trying to get it together for remote learning but I also have to teach my own kids. It is exhausting. BUT I think there needs to be some grace and flexibility through all of this. Spending time with family is the most important. Utilizing online resources and reading is the most important to do daily. Our kids will be fine, just fine.

  • Heather

    The whole idea of homeschooling scares me. Luckily our county will be starting online school next week!

  • Jessica Collazo

    these are some excellent homeschooling tips. I thank God that I have a toddler at this moment but I will try to teach her some basic stuff

  • Kathy

    It’s crazy what’s going on now with everyone having to homeschool and such. We made a bit of a schedule so that my kids know what they need to get done each day. It gets to be a lot each day, but we manage to get everything done..

  • Sara |

    Such a great help for anyone currently homeschooling. Your tips are awesome!

  • Stefani Tolson

    It is hard to get my kids to want to do their school work right now from home. I didn’t want to scare them with what is going in the world so I haven’t pushed the work until today.

  • Catalina

    Homeschooling is not easy at all. Especially when you have two or more school kids. I will try your tips!

  • Toni

    This is really helpful! Sharing this with my mom friends. Thank you!

  • Treasure Every Moment

    These are great tips and this is very much our reality at the moment! It has been a big life change having all my children at home suddenly, but I’m sure we’ll find our routine soon 🙂

  • Ntensibe Edgar Michael

    Hihii….”forget what you know”! I don’t know why but that sounds a very good plan.

  • Lisa Joy Thompson

    I was already homeschooling one of my kids when this whole coronavirus/school shutdown happened. And now I’m homeschooling 2. 🙂 Use this as an opportunity to assess where your kids are academically and fill in the gaps of what they don’t know.

  • Celebrate Woman Today

    Right to the point. It is more important to keep them learning, no matter the situation. Love your simple steps.

  • Samantha Donnelly

    Schools have shut down here as well, home schooling is happening all over there have been some great resources and sites where they can go online for lessons which is a great help x


    We’ve been lucky in that the school has sent over some work for the kids. I’m teaching 3 at different levels so it isn’t fun but we are doing a little each day to make to manageable.

  • Sarah Bailey

    These sound like some great tips – I think for so many people it will be such a big change but I have seen amazing things happening on my Facebook timeline.

  • the joyous living

    i was homeschooled and can definitely say the moms and dads nowadays are very lucky. there are so many online resources we didn’t have in the 90s. good luck to all.

  • Romy

    I commend all the homeschooling efforts I am seeing right now, thanks for sharing these great ideas,

  • Fatima Torres

    It hasn’t been easy for us, but we’re doing our best. These tips do come in handy. Thanks, Angela! Hope your little ones are doing well.

  • Claudia Kruscg

    Love your tips. Such an important time to help our kids navigate through this!

  • Knycx Journeying

    It is truly the number one concern to many children who are now stuck at home – thanks for the tip and hopefully, they get to get back to school very soon. Socialization is also an important part of schooling – Knycx Journeying

  • Anna

    Thanks for these great tips! I´m just getting some supplies for my kids, as nobody knows how long there´ll be no school!

  • Kara Guppy

    We have been given websites to use but the work has not been uploaded yet

  • michelle twin mum

    My kids are older, so I am taking a very relaxed approach, letting them do what the teachers have set for a few hours a day and then having some fun times. I want them to feel safe and remember this time well. Mich x

  • Krystel | Frugal Living

    This must not be easy at all. I applaud all parents, good tips!

  • Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too

    Our schools have provided us with some work for the children but I’ve also been printing off worksheets for them to complete too

  • Lily

    These are great homeschooling tips during this pandemic. Plenty of parents are forced to help with schooling in the home because of this.

  • Natalie

    These are some great tips. After our first week of homeschooling I can say that talking calmly with kids helps a lot.

  • Subhashish Roy

    In these difficult times home schooling though the only way out for parents, it’s not easy. Both for parents and for the kids. Hence one has to look at innovative ways to engage the child as you suggest with tips.

  • Kira

    We are taking a more relaxed approach to this period of no school. I think everyone is different and what works for you might not work for others . Some really great tips and tricks though