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County Moms Have Mixed Feelings on Kids Starting Kindergarten

Published: Aug. 12, 2020 at 7:01 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 12, 2020 at 7:16 PM EDT
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PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (WAGM) -INTRO: Having kids start Kindergarten is big deal for parents even when there isn’t a pandemic. Newssource 8′s Anna Soderberg talked with two mothers’ on how they are handling back to school season during COVID 19.

Parents have a huge decision to make on whether or not it’s safe for their kids to go back to school.

Karley Allen is a mother of two. She and her husband have decided to homeschool their son who is starting Kindergarten. Allen says that the decision isn’t ideal, but they are eager to make it work for their family this Fall.

“Just trying to find what’s best for my family and I say it a lot. I don’t think there is a right or a wrong choice at this point in time, I don’t think there is a good choice either. We’re all just trying to do the best we can and figure it out so.”

Kellie Simpson has decided to let her son Eli try out the new hybrid model of Kindergarten, but, Simpson says she is nervous about how her son will adapt to the new learning style.

“I am really excited for him to have the routine. To have that sense of normal back in his life. But I am nervous about the face masks, if he’s gonna be able to follow all the rules that I know they’re gonna put in place for him. I know it’s important, but I mean he’s in kindergarten.”

Eli has mixed feelings on starting Kindergarten with a mask on.

“I’m gonna wear the mask all day and…I wanna work at home.”

Both moms’ are thankful for the teachers in the County who have been supportive of and receptive to the families who have decided to homeschool.

“Just a big thank you to all the teachers because they’re already underappreciated as it is and this is just another thing added on to their plate to try and figure out while still making sure that all the kids learn and are safe and so a big thank you to them for stepping up and taking it on.”

Anna Soderberg Newssource 8.

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