Student Support Insights03.30.2020

Hello, Families! With the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, we know how quickly things are changing and how difficult these times can be. To support your learners at home, we have provided several resources in this month’s newsletter. Remember to stay home, safe, and connected!

Upcoming Events

May 25: Memorial Day – No School

10 Tips for Discussing COVID-19 With Your Children

PBS has come out with an article that details 10 different tips to use when approaching the subject of the coronavirus to your children. Make children feel safe. Give them facts, and allow them to lead the discussion. Give them power – and responsibility. Let them know what to expect. Empathy, empathy, empathy. Keep yourRead More

Free Online Resources & Subscriptions

Several companies are offering free educational resources due to school closures around the world. Check out this blog post to find out what’s available for you and your learners by clicking here! Other great resources: Math Snacks offers engaging and vivid animations and games for learners to practice math concepts such as ratios, base ten,Read More

Free Mindfulness Classes for Kids

Over the next few weeks, Mindful Schools is offering free mindfulness classes for children. These 30-minute lessons include mindful activities, mindful movement, read-aloud and more! Classes will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 10 am and will be taught by experienced teachers. Click here to learn more.

Free Internet Access

Times have been tough with the temporary closures of schools. Many families have had to move their learner online as they wait for brick and mortar schools to reopen. Both Spectrum and AT&T have generously offered 60 days of free internet or low-cost home internet in order to help those in need. Spectrum WiFi hotspotsRead More

Helpful COVID-19 Daily Schedule

With so much time together at home, it is important to maintain a schedule that works for your family. Below is a sample daily schedule, but there are many other creative scheduling ideas that can be found through friends, family, and/or researching on the internet.