My Thoughts on Online Schooling ✣

Hello, blogosphere! It’s been quite a while since my last post…I apologize for the radio silence! I haven’t been focused on my blog, as I have been prioritizing different parts of my life.

I hope everyone is doing well. I know that there has been a lot of chaos in recent events, with the spread of COVID-19. Wherever you are in the world, I hope that you and your family is safe and healthy. Just remember to practice social-distancing to prevent the spread of the virus. ❤︎

About two weeks ago, the schools in my district closed. Schools are expected to resume in a month, but I’m imagining that it’s going to be a little bit more. Because of this, I’ve started online schooling. They call it “distance learning”.

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  • Online schooling is much less time-consuming. One of the best things about online-schooling is that I finish work a lot earlier than I would on a typical school day. I have a lot more free time that can be dedicated to other projects.
  • You can go at your own pace. Another really nice thing about online-schooling is that you can get ahead in work or take your time to understand the content. In general, I prefer to work ahead. However, a lot of times it’s nice to rewatch/reread assignments.
  • It’s less stressful. After I complete online schoolwork, I feel much less drained and stressed than I usually would after a regular school day! It’s soooo refreshing just to close my computer and be done with the workday. Not only that, but you get to sleep in!
  • Teachers only assign the most important materials. Since the school day is so long, a portion of that time is not well spent. Online school focuses in on the most important curriculum and skips unnecessary review from previous units.
  • The workload is more reasonable. Regular school days can be very mentally demanding. During the school week, homework and other assignments fill up most of my time. With online school, it’s the perfect balance.

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  • There’s no face-to-face interaction. One of the best parts about school that I often take for granted is the chance to talk to my friends. With online schooling, there are no breaks and lunch hour just to hang out. Not only that, but if I have to ask one of my teachers a question, I have to email them instead of just asking.
  • Online school is a little boring sometimes. Staying inside all day staring at a computer gets dull very quickly! Unfortunately, many parts of the world are in quarantine due to COVID-19 outbreaks, so this is our current reality.

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Have you started online schooling/working from home? What are your thoughts on quarantine? Let me know in the comments section down below.

Keep On Booking,

☆ Katie K ☆

Celebrating National Book Lover’s Day // 3 Reasons Why I Love Books

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Hello everyone. Today, August 9th is National Book Lover’s Day! As a bookworm, I am quite excited and very happy that there is a National Day for me! I will be celebrating by showing you 3 reasons why I love books. Enjoy!

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Reason 1: Books Are Entertaining

There’s nothing better than sitting down on a cozy chair and diving into a wonderful book, right? I could easily spend hours skimming my bookcase, and then sitting down to read. Books tell exciting stories full of vivid detail that spark imagination. Pirates sailing on the sea. Princesses escaping towers.

When you open a book, there is a world waiting for you. Page by page, word by word, it develops into a magical universe where anything can happen. Even in books that are deemed “boring” like biographies, anything is possible. If that persons life wasn’t interesting in some way, there wouldn’t be a biography about it. The point is that books are unpredictable, fun, and very entertaining!

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Or at least in Snoopy’s opinion…

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Reason 2: Books Are Educational

Think about the benefits of watching TV.

It’s entertaining. 

Ok, fair enough.

Books are also entertaining.

And educational.

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Studies have shown that staying mentally stimulated can slow the progress of (or possibly even prevent) Alzheimer’s and Dementia, since keeping your brain active and engaged prevents it from losing power. Not only that, but research also suggests that reading daily can dramatically improve vocabulary, stronger analytical skills, and memory.

As you can see, reading every day, even for just a little while, has great benefits.

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Reason 3: Books Have Meaning

Books tell stories. Stories of moral and meaning and truth. Stories that spread goodness. There is something indescribable about the feeling of earthy pages between your fingers. Stories teach lessons (think Mother Goose) and help shape youth. As you grow up, they are still there to remind you what really matters. Whenever I have a hard day or am faced with a challenge in my life, I often lean on books. *Not on bookshelves though…I don’t want falling furniture*

I lose myself and rediscover myself again, getting lost and found in the rolling waves of the plot and story. Books have always been there.

They are truly meaningful.

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Happy National Book Lover’s Day, to all who wish to expand their knowledge in the best way possible – – through the pages of a book.

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Thanks for reading this post. What have you been reading recently? Why are books meaningful to you? Do you ever get scared of furniture randomly tipping over? Let me know in the comments section down below.

Keep On Booking,

-Katie K