Professor Owl’s Book Corner ~ Covid-19 Special Edition 3~ April 19 2020

Yes!!!  ~ It is still necessary to continue

“Personal Distancing.”

             Not just for you but your family, loved ones and friends, by following proper  distancing you, are also stopping the spreading of Covid 19

It has been several weeks since due to the virus Covid19 people in most countries have been requested by their Governments to practice ” Personal Distancing” when  out in the streets of cities and towns.  Every one was told to stay home, wash your hands frequently no visiting family, playing sports,  going out with friends, in fact in most countries business have closed their doors and workers have been laid off or are working from home.   Hospitals, Senior Homes, Stores and other businesses that are are essential businesses like buses, transport drivers also doctors, nurses, caregivers, police and firemen, some who deal with people in stores,  are wearing masks; in every else MUST stay at home and if you have to shop get it over quickly and get back home as soon as you can. In most countries, schools are closed, and most young people miss their friends and family that do not live close by.

Parks and playground are closed so as not to spread the virus and if you do walk on the streets to keep personal distancing in mind keep  6ft or 2 meters away from other people all this will help us get back to normal quicker, and as the Mayor of my city recently said it is OK  not to be Ok.

There are phone lines where children and adults can call for assurance, ask questions and just tell them how and why you are worried.

All this makes it very hard on families especially parents, who may have some have financial problems if their hours have been cut, some are very anxious about their children getting the Covid-19 or their parents in a nursing home or family who live a distance away.

Teenagers and young adults are just not made for isolation which makes COVID-19 especially hard on you. First,you must try to see the big picture and how it can affect your family. Everywhere parents are worried about getting their son or daughter into a safe place.

Social isolation is hard for humans of all ages. But because you are teenagers or young adult you are more attuned to social status than the rest of us, it is even more profoundly distressing for you.

You are generally so attuned to social status you may get touchy about whether, or not your parents are treating you like a child, when they insist that you stay home in sheltered place.

By acting like competent young adults rather than little kid you can contribute to your household in meaningful ways. By helping with meal preparation and household cleaning. Keeping conflict low amid tight quarters is a meaningful contribution.

Planning fun activities for the family to do together might be the most essential contribution of all!

By managing yourself, schoolwork, and other responsibilities without being nagged or cajoled does not mean that you won’t be engaged with them. It does mean however, that they will probably give you space to operate freely within the limits agreed to as a family.

Acknowledge that all of this is so hard. Many students coming home from school are experiencing significant losses right now. Your feelings of grief, anxiety, stress, and isolation are hard to cope with. One of the great lessons of adulthood is that they can do hard things  ~ So can you!

You can also tap into your high attunement to the social world by emphasizing how your lives do have a purpose, meaning, and impact on other people.

Ask yourself ~

How are your actions directly affecting the course of this crisis?

What do you genuinely care most about in this crisis?

Above all, please see that this situation is not about what you want or expect from life. It’s about what life is expecting from you right now. Your parents and everyone expect you to rise to the occasion; to be a part of the solution, not a part of the problem.

With that in mind, please enjoy  the topics and ideas we give you this week, I know that many of you are celebrating religious holiday that come up within it  the next week or two.

Try some of the ideas on your own, or ask your parents or sibling to enjoy them too and try to forget what is happening outside you front door.

PON blank red dividerVIRTUAL TOURS

Take a virtual trip ~ to some fun places.

How to go on an adventure without leaving your home.

Jellycam at Monterey Bay Aquarium

National Aquarium

PON blank red divider FUN STUFF

What To Do When You’re BORED At Home! 

  • Read a book.
  • Play a board game.
  • Hunt a Killer.
  • Make a pie.
  • Prepare dinner for the family.
  • Bake bread.
  • Make a bucket list of 100 things to do in their lifetime.

More items…

Online Activities for Teenagers

If you want to be online, but are tired of the old familiar websites and apps, these ideas might fit the bill.

Upload a video to YouTube – Create a video with an app such as iMovie, then upload your masterpiece to YouTube. Grab a video of your pet doing something cute, make a short film, do a gaming tutorial or make a stop motion movie.– If you haven’t downloaded this popular app yet, you’re missing out. Easily create lip-synced music videos with and share them with your social media circles.


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Professor Owl’s Favourite Books

From the Professor Owls Book Corner Reviews


Zero Repeat Forever

Gabrielle Prendergast

Welcome to the website of Young Adult and Middle Grade author, Gabrielle Prendergast! Here you can learn about Gabrielle’s books, read her blog posts (warning, she’s a ranter), and just generally get to know more about her. You can like Gabrielle’s Facebook Page! You can follow Gabrielle on Twitter! You can add Gabrielle’s books on…

Zero Repeat Forever an exceptional alien invasion story. It takes place after much of the world has already surrendered to the Nahx. A diverse group of teens and young adults set to serve as camp counselors have managed to evade alien detection, but now find themselves running low on food and patience. Eager for information, rescue, and fellow humans, they strike out to discover what still exists outside their corner of the forest.

The 5th Wave meets Beauty and the Beast in this fast-paced and heart-stopping novel about an invasion of murderous creatures and one girl fighting for her life at the end of the world.

e has no voice or name, only a rank, Eighth. He doesn’t know the details of the mission, only the directives that hum in his mind.

Dart the humans. Leave them where they fall.

His job is to protect his Offside. Let her do the shooting.

Until human kills her boyfriend

Sixteen-year-old Raven is at summer camp when the terrifying armored Nahx invade. Isolated in the wilderness, Raven and her fellow campers can only stay put. Await rescue. Raven does not like feeling helpless, but what choice does she have?

Then a Nahx kills her boyfriend.

Thrown together in a violent, unfamiliar world, Eighth and Raven should feel only hate and fear. But when Raven is injured, and Eighth deserts his unit, their survival comes to depend on trusting each other.

This was a fast-paced story which kept my interest to the end. I loved the characters in this novel. The interactions between Eighth and Rave are priceless and bring to light the fine line between love and hate.

Even though the book ends with a cliffhanger, I was totally pleased with this story and delighted by all the unanswered questions that were brought to light in the final pages. So many important things were resolved, the unexplored issues brought up at the end were just enough to expand an already interesting story into a myriad of new possibilities that made me reconsider everything I had read. Great stuff!

Zero Repeat Forever is a professionally  written alien invasion story filled with violence and suspense. It is also filled with an uncommon amount of empathy, love, and hope. A wonderful combination that results in a memorable read and an enthusiastic recommendation for older teens and adults.

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Gabrielle Prendergast

Welcome to the website of Young Adult and Middle Grade author, Gabrielle Prendergast! Here you can learn about Gabrielle’s books, read her blog posts (warning, she’s a ranter), and just generally get to know more about her. You can like Gabrielle’s Facebook Page! You can follow Gabrielle on Twitter! You can add Gabrielle’s books on…

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“Stay safe and remember that Personal Distancing ~ and things will get better soon!”

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