While most of the our back-to-school checklists involve prepping remote classrooms, creating microschools, and building child care contingency plans for this fall, the big news this week is that New York City public schools are scheduled to reopen for in-person classes this fall, making it the only major metro so far to announce that it will do so. If you're curious about what other states are doing, here is a complete state-by-state list of reopening plans.
(ICYMI, the Nanno team is working on a huge guide of things you may need if you're prepping to being an accidental homeschooler this fall. Also, we've made our StayCare product free, to help you find amazing caregivers, nannies, tutors and educators to help with your microschool or pandemic pod. In other words, if you need help this fall, we've got your back.)
Meanwhile, in a bizarre case of COVID-rage, a grown man in Florida apparently mask-shamed a child and spat in his face this week. Yep, jail time for him.
On the lighter side, the next 80s sitcom reboot has been announced -- and confirmed by Tony Danza a/k/a the original manny. You guessed it, "Who's the Boss?" is coming back, for better or worse.
Overheard on the Playground
"When we do the right thing, when we create safe spaces both online and off—everyone wins. Even the platforms themselves."
Prince Harry the Duke of Sussex
Pandemic Robots :: Can robots help combat the detrimental effect the pandemic has on our children’s emotions? Robot companies are using socially assistive robots to help children reduce stress and loneliness.
Calming Your Kids :: Try these techniques to help calm your kids’ nerves and reduce anxiety.
Virtual School :: Some areas in the nation will turn to virtual schooling throughout the year. If your district is one of them, make sure you’re as prepared as you can be.
Rainy Days :: Ran out of activities to do AND it’s raining at home? Check out the 50 best indoor activities for kids.
Crafty Board Game :: Use your creative juice to create crafts that can be played on board games...you can eat the edible pieces after finishing the game.
Back To Earth :: SpaceX's Endeavour Spacecraft has returned the NASA astronauts back home. They traveled a total of 64 days in space and 27,147,284 miles!
Volcano Eruption :: Ever wonder what makes volcanoes erupt? Learn about the science of one of Earth’s deadliest features.