My inbox is flooded with questions from concerned parents who have been left hanging by school districts that have closed and offered no guidance for at-home learning during the Coronavirus outbreak. None of these parents ever wanted to homeschool nor were they given a homeschool schedule, but now here they are. Some were promised at-home learning but then told that the district is closed and will not be able to accommodate distance learning. If you are in this situation, before you do anything, take a deep breath, we are going to get through this.
If your school has sent home or will be sending home learning, please follow it carefully. Teachers are stressed and doing the very best they can. If you are doing this entirely alone, this post about how to homeschool during the Coronavirus outbreak is for you. This is a sample at homeschool schedule for PreK and kindergarten. You may see different ones floating around, just like parenting, there are lots of great ways to teach that look a little different. What I do know is that if I were homeschooling my kindergartener right now, this is what it would look like.
How To Homeschool During Coronavirus School Closures
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Now you need specific activities – my tip for you is to try to choose themes that your child loves. One benefit to this time is we can tailor learning to our specific children. Use that to your advantage! Scroll through these ideas, check out Pinterest, and don’t feel bad about repeating activities. Children need repetition; Repetition provides security, and goodness knows we all need that right now.
Homeschool Activity Search
Fill your homeschool schedule with fun ideas like these ones. Click through and find ideas any parent can use!
MORE LITERACY IDEAS
If you want more super simple literacy activities that you can use at home or in an early childhood education classroom, you have to check out my newest book Setting The Stage for Rock-Star Readers. It is packed with activities that work and help early educators lay the sturdiest foundation for literacy as possible for their students.
This is a general guide – my hope is if you follow this most days, you will feel like you are doing something in a time when we as individuals are pretty powerless. If your school sends a routine or checklist, please follow it. If they don’t and you need more specific help, send me an email, I’m here every day now that my school is closed and happy to help!