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Reflection on In-Class School Learning for Kids After the Pandemic

Posted by San Luis Obispo Mom on Thursday, April 28, 2022 Under: Mom Life
There's only 6 weeks left for the school year and I'm starting to look back at how much has happened for my two kids.

For the first half of the year, all of the kids were required to wear masks. It feels like that was so long ago but it was only a few months ago that the masks mandate was lifted for the kids around this part of town. 

It never bothered my kids that they had to wear masks. Since the start of the pandemic, I sewed their fabric masks with 100% cotton fabric, as I've read it's a great fabric for filtering what comes in and still comfortable for breathing out. They've watched me used my sewing machine in the dining room (I have a small home) and used the clothes they've outgrown to size the masks to fit their little faces. They didn't like the disposable masks very much so I'm glad the fabric face masks worked out for them; and maybe they saw that I sewed them from clothes that they used to wear, so they gravitated towards the familiar?

After the masks mandate has been lifted, they welcomed the change as it's one thing less to remember to bring to school.

Interestingly, I had grown used to wearing a mask and usually have seasonal allergies. I think it has helped me so much in the last couple of years because I did not have hay fever from pollen in 2020 or 2021. Now that I'm not wearing a mask anymore, my allergy symptoms have been terrible for this spring of 2022! Read about my recent wheezing issues at night on my Madonna Inn Staycation blog post. However, I've adapted to not having to wear a mask and have less fabric masks to wash for laundry.

Now that my kids and I are mask-free, everything seems to be back to normal around SLO County.

Looking at the big picture, I'm proud at how much my kids have learned and grown socially this year. They've become adaptable. Watching them become better readers, spellers and problem solvers has been such a great joy! I'm hoping that after they've finished a full year of in class learning, they will become more mature and responsible little people next year. This will be the first time both of my kids will finish a full year of IN-class learning!

I'm excited for summer break, more beach days (see all local beach pictures that I took), special summer events and letting my kids have no alarms to wake up to soon. Most likely, I will be making another visit to Madonna Inn in the summer to eat or bring visitors to! Here is a TikTok video that I created during one of my older visits at the Madonna Inn property during the pandemic below:

Suggested Links for the Summer:

See a schedule of free concert series all around San Luis Obispo County.

See a list of 20 summer day camps for kids around San Luis Obispo County.

See a list of attractions around San Luis Obispo County.

Find suggested things to do for teens around San Luis Obispo County.

See pictures that I've posted on my Instagram @sanluisobispomom

Summer Activities At Home:

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Tags: summer school  summer camp for kids  slo  in class school after the pandemic  san luis obispo county 

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San Luis Obispo Mom Originally from San Diego, California, I'm a San Diego State University alumna, veteran's wife and mom of two kids who were born two years apart. After living on the East Coast for 6 years, we now reside in San Luis Obispo County and here, the exploration continues.
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