Classroom at Home

 

Classroom at Home

tips and suggestions


KIDS LOVE routine!

  1. Hold a family meeting:  Talk about this ‘new normal’, while they may be at home there are still assignments that must be completed in a timely manner.  Continue with a structured environment this is what your child(ren) are use to from school.
  1. Create a daily schedule: have set hours for school, meals, chores, and other daily activities. Give your child(ren) the opportunity to help set your schedule. 


Example Schedule: (adjust to age of child)

     

Before 9:00am

WAKE UP

Eat breakfast, make your bed, get dressed

9:00-10:00

MORNING EXERCISE 

Family walk or inside exercise if raining

10:00-11:30

ACADEMIC TIME

NO ELECTRONICS 

School provided work packets

11:30-12:00

CREATIVE TIME

Legos, drawing, crafting, play music, bake, card games, board games 

12:00

LUNCH


12:30

CHORE TIME

Decisions made by parent/guardian

1:00-2:00

QUIET TIME

Reading, Puzzles, nap 

2:00-3:30

ACADEMIC TIME

ELECTRONICS TIME 

Raleigh County Schools webpage for online learning:

http://boerale.ss18.sharpschool.com/home

3:30-4:30

FRESH AIR 

Go outside and enjoy the day or rainy day indoor activity.  

5:00-6:30

DINNER


6:30-8:30

Free TV TIME


9:00

Bedtime



3. Ask your school district for support:  Talk with your child’s teacher to find out exactly what is expected from them in terms of assignments and school work during this time. 


4. Help kids create a learning environment: Help your child create their own work space- at the kitchen table (cleaned off), on their bed, in a comfy chair in the living room- understand that you may find a rotation works well for different subjects. 


5. Don’t be afraid to bribe them: Some children are self-motivated, but some may need time limits or incentives- just as we encourage our children to eat their vegetables before they can have a slice of cake!   A check-list of the days assignments and chores and check them off as they go, may be most effective.  


6. Take Breaks: Downtime is very important as well,  remember to give them the some brain breaks, when you find they start to struggle through an assignment a quick 15-minute break can do wonders for your patience and their ability to get through the material. 


7. Make it fun: Spelling words outside with side walk chalk . Let your child(ren) work through the classwork list in whatever order they’d like, checking them off as they go.


8. Hold a daily wrap-up meeting: Discuss any questions or concerns on how the day went.


9. Give yourself GRACE:  You’ve been thrown into a situation that is unfamiliar and somewhat scary, your school day will not be perfect and that is OK! There will be bumps along the way, just remember you are doing a great job! 

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