In just a matter of days, the spread of the coronavirus has forced the nation's schools to close, and the possibility of them reopening this school year is very slim. Although most traditional classrooms have gone dark, they've moved into the kitchens and living rooms of families. Technology is helping teachers stay connected with students, but parents have had to take on the responsibility of making sure their kids are learning something. We had to check out these funny parenting tweets about what's happening. It's only been a few days, but things seem to be going ... well?
When the best intentions are destroyed right out of the gate ...
Day 1 of Coronavirus Homeschool: Here's a detailed itinerary by which we will live full and productive lives
Day 3: Here's a donut; please put on pants by noon
I am not even exaggerating.
— Sarah McCammon? (@sarahmccammon) March 18, 2020
When your best friend is supportive but very confused ...
Day 1 of home school. Am I supposed to be in this class? I’m lost. pic.twitter.com/AC52ZSx6o3
— lucy chapman (@lchap2004) March 18, 2020
When math class takes a dark turn ...
“You can eat 50% of a mermaid before you’re considered a cannibal.”
My kid, using homeschool math during social distancing
— Sara Says Stop (@PetrickSara) March 19, 2020
When everyone thinks they're a comic ...
Youngest child just came rushing into the room shouting, 'Come quickly Dad, the toilet is smoking.' I bolted upstairs to find this. Gonna be a long, few weeks. #homeschooling pic.twitter.com/hWJiWw6crA
— Anthony Smith (@Smudgersport) March 23, 2020
When you take a short break and immediately regret it ...
— Jason Kander (@JasonKander) March 19, 2020
When the first day of homeschool sets a certain tone ...
— Andy Kent (@AndyCKent) March 19, 2020
When your modest success on Broadway comes in handy ...
Home school: Day 2, morning shift:
-Theater/Dance , pulled out ALL the stops. Mirror exercises!
Zip Zap Zop!
Creating a story one word at a time! Follow Frankie: wherein I blast Wu-Tang & we have to mirror whatever dance the 2 year old does!
-French: a YouTube
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) March 17, 2020
When your funny parenting tweet involves Zoom ...
— Ai-jen Poo (@aijenpoo) March 19, 2020
When you just can't even ...
— Ali (@tavistockgirl) March 19, 2020
When you realize their teacher wasn't exaggerating ...
Been homeschooling your kid for 3 days... and now you realize the teacher was telling the truth about em.
— Andrew Hawkins (@Hawk) March 19, 2020
When you figure out you're not teaching the AP kids ...
Homeschool day 3: Wondering how I can get these kids transferred out of my class.
— Julie Banderas (@JulieBanderas) March 19, 2020
When you're so happy their natural resilience kicks in ...
— Greg Blessing (@blessinggreg) March 19, 2020
When homeschool parents finally get the recognition they deserve ...
I feel a huge rush of love towards the homeschooling community who for years have been ridiculed as weirdos and misfits and now are a huge resource for all parents who will now be in the same position.
Spread the expertise and knowledge as wide as you can. Xx
— Charlotte Church (@charlottechurch) March 19, 2020
Did you see our article of advice from Gen Xers? Check it out here.