Beginning . . .
Parents and Caregivers
Where should I begin if I am a parent/caregiver and I am thinking about planning for activities with my children while they are on break from school? Of course it will depend upon their ages, the amount of time to be spent, my goals, and the expectations from school. Here’s an example of a “Task Board” that I might share with parents of primary students. This task board only includes six sources (all hyperlinked if you use the link below the picture) to narrow the focus. If this board was an initial template, the caregivers could then consider the devices that their children would use and type of access: QR code, link on home page, folder of activities for that child or even some form of a schedule/routine to be collaboratively constructed. And equity especially for access . . . Only one of these choices requires student access to technology and that is the drawing one which would be available on phones.
One idea for beginning conversations . . .
Link to download this Parent/Caregivers Elementary Task Board Here.
For additional ideas, you might go back to the resources listed here to add in different links/choices.
Criteria Considered for Students Aged 4-8 (PK-2)
1. Planning for activities at home:
- Kristi Mraz and Dr. Nathan Lang-Read resources
2. Include choices in inside/outside activities and academic/nonacademic
- At Home Learning
3. Include art / drawing
- Draw Every Day (online)
4. Include reading/thinking
- PBS – Molly of Denali
5. Include writing
- Lynne Dorfman and TWT
What is your focus?
What criteria would you use to determine your needs at this time?
How will you match children’s needs and your goals?
What would you add to an “Intro” parent/caregiver Task Board?
Wow, check out Clare Landrigan’s post today – Dear Parents (Link)
And visual family schedule from Katie Muhtaris (Link)
Jarrett Learner: Finish the Comics (printer needed, (Link)
Mo Willems: Lunch Doodles (Link)
Over 30 Virtual Field Trips (Link)
Homework – Karen (Link)
Time for Kids Free Digital Library – Access (Link)
25 Ideas Non-Screen Activities At Home – pobble.com (30 day trial)
Thank you, Two Writing Teachers, for this daily forum in March. Check out the writers and readers here.