Home Schooling Tips


COVID-19 has thrown us all into uncharted territory. For many parents, that includes the responsibility of working with their children at home to complete their school work. While your child’s school will likely provide the content for daily work, the following tips put together by Grace’s Children’s Ministry Lead Bev Landers can provide encouragement, exploration, and enjoyment.

GENERAL: The following are resources to augment curriculum and make learning more fun.
Breakout EDU Digital Learning Games
BrainPoP Learning Videos and Lessons
Google Hangouts Meet Virtual Lesson Platform
Loom Video Video Recording Platform 
Khan Academy Online Courses and Lessons
Scholastic Tons of Free Activities for Students

MATH:
Prodigy Math Practice Games

LANGUAGE ARTS:
CommonLit Reading Passages and Literacy Resources
Epic! Digital Library for Students
Vooks Animated Books for Kids

SOCIAL STUDIES:
Call a family member and interview them
Write a report on a historical character who is of interest to you
Use Google Earth to learn about other parts of the world
Online resources:
https://www.scholastic.com/parents/school-success/school-success-guides/homeschool-kids–a-parent-guide.html

SCIENCE:
Mystery Science Science Lessons for Students
Science4Us Printables and Hands-On Science Activities for Students

PE:
Have a dance party at home
YouTube classes
Online resources

OTHER:
VidCode Hour of Code Activities 

For additional curriculum resources visit:
https://sites.google.com/westlakecharter.com/distancelearning/home
http://corebutte.org/homeschool_Resources.php 
Classical Conversations Home school Resources

DEVOTIONALS AND CHARACTER BUILDING:
These may be scary times for children who don’t understand all they are hearing about COVID-19. These resources can help you navigate the conversation with your children, lead devotionals, and build character in the face of adversity: 
Anxiety Conversation Guide for Preschool Children
Anxiety Conversation Guide for Elementary School Children
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