Tips for Parents
Here are several resources for you with children ill at home or isolating:
Proposed Daily At-Home Schedule
A suggested daily schedule for our younger students should include a variety of activities reflecting their school day. Thus, these students should
Read for a minimum of 30 minutes per day
Engage in a math activity for 20-30 minutes per day
Write for 10-20 minutes per day
Do a STEM/ART/Creative activity for 20 minutes per day
Engage in a choice activity for 20 minutes
A suggested schedule for our older students would also incorporate similar activities to those in which they would engage if they were present at school. Our older students should:
Read for a minimum of 40 minutes per day (more is better!)
Engage in math review or activities for 30-40 minutes per day
Write for 20-40 minutes per day
Do a STEM/ART/Creative activity for 30 minutes per day
Engage in choice activities for 20 minutes per day
Visit National Geographics for Kids for reading or video resources
Search Newsela for fun and engaging reading materials arranged by interest and searchable by grade level
Check out Dogo News for interesting materials including current events and world news
Look through Time for Kids for interesting articles and videos on a wide range of topics.
Review in your workbook or notebook, and update any work that needs correcting
Access IXL Math to solidify skills and keep up your math growth
Visit The Khan Academy to learn new ways to tackle math
Check out Tang Math for fun games, puzzles, and brain teasers (let's see who can solve them first!)
Go to the Math Playground to give your brain a workout!
Soduko, geared towards kids)
Check out the Reading and Writing Project for guidance on narrative or informational story writing for grades K-5
For younger children, have them draw a picture of a recent event, and then help them fill in more details (either in writing or through drawing).
Take a trip through Poetry 4 Kids to explore how to write funny poems, learn about rhyming, and other poetic basics
Revise and edit previous work
Have your child create their own personalized home made journal crafted from recycled materials. Journaling is good for all ages, and especially in these challenging circumstances, can support us all in processing complicated feeling.
Get a look at NASA STEM For Kids grades K-4 and NASA STEM For Kids grades -8. Super fun--go geek out!
Check out If I Built A House and then design your own futuristic home!
Take a peek at Mystery Science to pique your interest in science!
Visit with Bill Nye the Science Guy for fun and interesting activities
Access Brain Pop for STEM for fun and educational activities
Use your Clever account to access TWIG
Stretch your capabilities with Cosmic Kids Yoga
Move and groove with Go Noodle (I love these--and even the older kids get into them!)
Feeling like a little quieter activity is called for? Curl up in your favorite cozy spot to explore some fun games and puzzles!