Here are some great ideas on how to create a wonderful work space for your child for completing school work from home. Here are three simple ways you can support your child’s learning at home by creating an environment conducive to minimizing distractions and maximizing learning:
The most important thing is that you create a dedicated space for your child to learn from home, and provide clear schedules and guidance to support distant learning. See below for some ideas on how to set a learn-from-home schedule for your family.
Before 9:00 am - WAKE UP - Eat breakfast, make your bed, get dressed, pick up dirty clothes and put in laundry.
9:00 - 10:00 am - MORNING WALK/HOME EXERCISE ACTIVITY- Family walk with the dog, yoga, kids home dance/workout program, twister etc.
10:00 - 11:00 am - ACADEMIC TIME - Reading and Writing block - complete teacher provided lesson plans/work, read or be read to, write a story about your day or a dream etc.
11:00 - 12:00 pm - CREATIVE TIME - Legos, puzzles, drawing/arts and crafts, music, cook or bake etc.
12:00 pm - LUNCH
12:30 pm - CHORE TIME - Empty dishwasher, take out trash, pick up toys/room, dust, vacuum, sweep etc.
1:00 - 2:00 pm - ACADEMIC TIME - Math and Science block - complete teacher provided lesson plans/work, do online math or science programs provided by school, conduct a science experiment, bake/cook.
2:00 - 2:30 - SNACK/BREAK TIME
2:30 - 3:00 pm - ACADEMIC TIME - Social studies block - complete teacher provided lesson plans/work, do online social studies programs provided by school, watch a history documentary etc.
3:00 - 3:30 pm - RECESS/OUTDOOR/FREE TIME
3:30 - 4:00 pm - KIDS’ CHOICE
4:00 - 5:00 pm - QUIET TIME - Reading, puzzles, creative play alone