Preparing for “Not Knowing” What School Will Look Like

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Our most unusual school year ended on May 27th, after nearly 8 trying weeks of remote learning. The State of Illinois mandated that elementary school children were not to be graded on their work, so it was a bit of a free-for-all in our house. I made up a routine for a basic structure to the day, and then asked at the end of the day “did you get your work done?” as we tried to two adults working…