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Pat Zumbrun
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Email Pat at patz4re@aol.com  
Cell: (805) 340-9338
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Email Dave  at zman4re@aol.com
Cell: (805) 340-9339
BRE #01227683

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Monthly Archives: August 2020

Creating a Ventura Home School Space for Your Child to Thrive

The 2020 school year for Ventura Unified School District students officially begins tomorrow, August 18th. But instead of in-classroom teaching, it starts off (for now) with remote learning. The district provides two separate home schooling options: Weave and Homestead. Whichever way parents decide to go, your child needs a dedicated Ventura home school space from which to operate. Here are a few tips to help your child thrive during their remote learning experience.

The new VUSD school year starts remotely on Aug 18th, 2020. Find out how to create a dedicated Ventura home school space that allows your child to thrive.

Creating a Ventura Home School Space

Defined School Zone(s)

Search Ventura County homes for saleJust like a home office, a defined Ventura home school space allows students to focus on the task at hand much better than the dining room table. If one room of your house cannot be designated as a school zone, set one up in your child’s bedroom. Section off a portion of the room for a desk with shelving or organizational units to create a classroom at home. Customize it specifically to fit your child’s aesthetic as well as their needs. Add special touches to make it feel like their own space while still avoiding distractions.

Change Up the Scenery

No one likes to look at the same thing over and over. Break up the monotony by allowing backyard class time. Add a few shelves in the family room to put up books for reading time. Place soft beanbag chairs or big pillows near this space for kids to lounge in comfort while reading. Turn part of the living room, kitchen, or playroom into an artist’s studio. For households with more than one child in school, rotate these spaces among the kids. Get creative to avoid boredom.

Get Organized

It’s uber-important to stay organized, especially when keeping track of assignments for more than one child. Binders and baskets help keep each child on track in your Ventura home school space. Let your child customize their own binder or basket to differentiate from each other. It also encourages them to check each often to make sure they stay on task and don’t “forget” anything. Keep all binders and/or baskets in one central location so that they are both easy to find and keep track of.

Stock Up on Supplies

Finally, keep you school supplies stocked up. Make room in your pantry, office, or other area in your Ventura home to stock pencils, pens, paper, etc. Then, when your child needs it, they can just go to your “school supplies closet” to retrieve it. Keep an eye out for sales on supplies at local markets so you can stock up for less.

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura Takeout Tuesdays 2020

COVID-19 continues to affect us all. For a little while, it looked like Californians would be able to enjoy a date night inside their favorite bars or restaurants again. Unfortunately, Governor Newsom put the kibosh on that in early July. He closed down any inside patronage of bars, restaurants, breweries, and tasting rooms throughout the state. While outdoor dining and to-go orders remain a possibility at many of Ventura’s restaurants, this severely cuts into the owners’ and employees’ income. To help your favorite local restaurants stay in business during this rough time, the local restaurants began to encourage Ventura Takeout Tuesdays.

To help support our local businesses, Ventura Harbor Village encourages you to participate in Ventura Takeout Tuesdays from your favorite restaurant. #CATakeoutTuesdays

Ventura Takeout Tuesdays 2020

Search Ventura County homes for saleYes, the governor allows outdoor dining at Ventura area restaurants. However, restaurants only allow a certain numbers of seats outside. During olden times (aka, “before COVID”), restaurants often served the least amount of customers on Mondays and Tuesdays. In that vein, local Ventura Harbor Village restaurants banded together to create Ventura Takeout Tuesday.

First, call in your order to your favorite restaurant. Most of the restaurants located in Ventura Harbor Village offer take-out options. These include the 805 Bar & Grilled Cheese, Brophy Bros, The Parlor, and Water’s Edge. At that time, they’ll give you a time to come pick it up. Once you receive your food, take it home with you. Don’t want to leave? Bring a blanket with you when you get your food and then take it to the Village Main Lawn or out on the beach for a delightful evening picnic.

#CATakeoutTuesday

To help spread the word about Ventura Takeout Tuesdays, take pictures, upload them to your social media, and tag them with #CATakeoutTuesday. Show people what they are missing when they don’t support local businesses. Also, make sure to tag the restaurant you picked up your food from so they receive a proper shoutout. Remember, some of the employees still depend on tips to make up their income. So, please, tip what you can, especially if they bring the food out to your car for you or if you put in a complicated or large order. Let’s do what we all can to help each other through this difficult time.

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

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