I know a lot of you have been thrown into teaching without any idea of what to do. Some states had time to prepare for distance learning and others thought they had more time to plan. Our area kinda fell into the middle–they were prepared, but instead of online learning we ended up with instructional packages. During the time my children are at home learning I want them to get as much as they can from their one-on-one time with me instead of falling behind. I have a first, fourth and ninth grader learning from home when they were all in public schools. Thankfully, I am very prepared and I’m not suffering from being quarantined. I love being with my children and it helps that I am a certified teacher, and homeschooled my two older children for three years. I would like to share my favorite learning resource that can make this time easier for you if you are one of those parents that fell into the middle. We live in a rural area and are not able to utilize all of the wonderful educational apps so I plan to focus on other Educational Resources for Home.
The elementary school that my children go to only expect us to do enough work for a few hours each week, and the high school expects us to do more like 3.5 hours per day. I cannot enforce enough for you to utilize your child’s report card and or test scores to help you determine where your child needs the most help. My son is behind learning all of his sight words, but has been learning new words daily since he has been home. If your child is pre-kindergarten through second grade you know exactly what I am talking about. He completed all of his take home work in a week so I have had to come up with his assignments for this week. I have been using resources from Teachers Pay Teachers. I have a store of my own as well, Uniquely Yours by Shay and I would love for you to check it out as well. Once you begin working with your child you will be able to determine what type of activities he/she needs to learn. My son loves to draw so as long as the activities involve some type of drawing he has no problem doing as I ask him to.
What does your child like to do? How can you make learning more interesting for him/her?