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Parents complete week one of homeschool, kids at home

Posted at 5:49 PM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 17:49:41-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — It’s the end of the first week of quarantine for many Western New York parents. Some, like Jennifer DiPasquale are dealing with kids at home, homeschooling all while trying to maintain some normalcy.

“Our school day starts at 9:00 a.m.,” she said. “We’re keeping up with a schedule.”

DiPasquale is not only working to keep the house in order, but to help her four children continue their education.

“We get breakfast ready, everyone helps clean up the kitchen and then we go ahead with schooling,” she said. “We get chores done, so we’re also learning housework 101 while we’re doing this.”

The mother of four says by far the biggest obstacle is helping her kids with subjects and learning strategies that have drastically changed since she was in school, like common core learning standards.

So many people are doing their part to stay home, stay safe and stop the spread. But for those who don’t take this seriously, these parents have this to say:

“We’re about 40-50 days behind everybody else on this,” said Michael DiPasquale. “We need to really pay attention and heed those warnings.”