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On March 18, 2020 as the world started to shut down our little world shifted within our family. Fortunately that was the day I finished radiation treatment for breast cancer. My daily visits to the hospital were over and I would get a break from the Cancer Center for a while. I knew then that I would be likely spending the next little while homeschooling the kids, even if schools remained open I planned to keep my girls home for a while until I could judge the direction that the 28

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pandemic would take here in Newfoundland. As my family caught our breath from the toll that the past few months had taken we prepared to hunker down and get through another storm in our lives. Our girls, twins Megan and Caitlin aged 10 and Lauryn aged 13 my husband and I started coming up with ideas for learning at home. We made a list of family activities and individual passion projects. Our goal wasn’t to follow a set

curriculum or schedule but to make plans for each week based on topics of interest and subjects we were curious about. Our older daughter immersed herself with her music and continued to work on a school project over zoom with a school friend. She also did an online photography course and kept our counter stocked up with cookies and treats. I knew our younger girls were very interested in coding and

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