In a traditional, brick and mortar classroom, rainy days are movie days. Substitute days are often movie days. Days when the teacher is feeling under the weather or has to complete a great deal of professional work? Movie days.
That doesn’t work in a virtual classroom. Unfortunately, no matter how you slice it, children are expected to work Monday through Friday…or five days a week, however that arrangement works out best for your family. Monday through Friday is really, really encouraged. Sure, you get eight and a half hours of “supplemental” time each week; but if you take them all in one fell swoop, you’re going to end up with kids who are overwhelmed and rushed the rest of the week. That means that taking an entire day off just to watch movies is, unfortunately, out of the question.
However, you can play a movie day for your kids anyway—a day that feels like a break in the middle of the week even when in reality, they might be able to get even more done than usual.