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How is school at home going?

As COVID-19 forces millions of families to stay at home, parents-turned-school teachers are scrambling to whip up lesson plans while working from home. Plus, an ask me anything with ex-astronaut Chris Hadfield.

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Teacher and librarian Amanda Williams-Yeagers hosts a virtual 'story time' every morning for students from kindergarten to Grade 8, from her home in Burlington, Ont., amid school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Submitted by Amanda Williams-Yeagers)

We are now a nation of home-schoolers.

As the COVID-19 pandemic forces millions of families to stay at home, parents-turned-school teachers are scrambling to whip up lesson plans while working from home.

Meanwhile, university and college students are no longer in the labs or lecture halls, as classes are now online-only.

Our question for Sunday: How is school at home going?

We particularly want to hear from parents balancing work and school with the kids at home, teachers continuing to connect with their students through online learning and university or high school students concerned about the future.

Plus, an ask me anything with author, musician and former astronaut Chris Hadfield, who knows more than most people about self-isolation and staying indoors — even though he usually did it from space.

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