At 2 o’clock yesterday, our governor announced that he was closing schools until April 24th.
That’s six WEEKS away. 😮
I’ve heard from so many of you who are in the same boat.
As your classroom doors shut unexpectedly, you need an easy way to keep your kids engaged and learning at home.
Rather than scrambling to pull together just-right activities for your students each week, I wanted to give you a simple solution: a pack of done-for-you, school at home activities your students can complete on their own.
And since we know that some families won’t have access to printers, I made sure to include plenty of printable-free learning options so that EVERY child can participate.
Here’s how it works…
Simply copy and paste the teacher letter into an email you’ll send out to students’ families on the same day each week.
(Sundays work well because families have time to map out when they’ll do each activity.)
Make sure to attach the student packet to the email and then hit “send”.
On Friday, students’ families will send you a quick note letting you know how many of the activities they were able to finish.
The weekly check in is a great chance to connect with kids who may be feeling unsettled about the unexpected separation so I encourage you to take a couple of minutes to reply with a personal note of congratulations.
If your school will be closed again the following week, grab the next pack in the set and repeat steps 1-3.
I promise to publish new packs by Thursday so that you have plenty of time to get them in students’ hands.
And as we go along, if you have a specific skill or theme you’d like to see in a weekly pack, please drop me a quick note and we’ll add it to the list.
We are in this together!