Here are some home learning resources teachers can use with students (or parents with their children) during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. This page is being updated frequently, so be sure to check back.
Many schools have closed for social distancing, some suddenly, and left teachers scrambling for home learning resources to give parents during this time. I hope this page will help.
Free from PreKinders.com:
- Health & Hygiene Posters
- Parent Home Learning Pack
- Home Learning Pack #2 NEW!
- Pre-K Writing Journals for April (Free through April 20, 2020)
- Pre-K Math Journals for April (Free through April 20, 2020)
- Syllable Print & Fold Books
- Alphabet Printables
- Number Printables
- Nature Walk Checklist for Home
Did your child miss church?
As I watched my church’s online service, I thought about how so many children missed their church programs this week due to social distancing. There is a Christian Resources section on this site if you need it! The Bible Story Mini Books are the most popular and I’ll work on adding some new ones. (New Bible Story Books have been added 3/22/20.)
If you missed church, I’d like to invite you to mine. Watch here:
A Faith Response to Any Crisis 3/15/20
Fun Fact! This is the same church that created the movies Fireproof & Courageous.
Get even more free resources – Free TPT!
You can get even more resources from my TPT shop for free! Teachers Pay Teachers is offering a free School Access subscription to schools affected by coronavirus. Here’s the link to apply.
Communicating with Families:
- Google Drive: Use a folder in Google Drive to upload all learning activity PDFs, images, videos, any media that you wish to share with parents and it will be all in one place. Then email the link to the folder to parents. Since Google Drive links are long, you can make a shortlink link for it with bit.ly.
- School communication apps such as See Saw, Remind, Class Tag, Brightwheel, Class Dojo.
- Create a Facebook Page or Group (get school permission for this)
Teaching Pre-K Children Remotely:
- Prepare a Home Learning Packet that parents can pick up or you can send electronically. It may seem simpler to send worksheets, but it’s better to keep the activities hands-on.
- Make a video of yourself with your phone to talk to the children. Read a book to them that is familiar and one of your class’ favorites. Recite familiar nursery rhymes and fingerplays. It may help children feel comforted to see you.
- If your class’ favorite songs are on YouTube, send parents a link so children will have familiar songs.
Resources from Around the Internet:
- Talking to Children About Coronavirus (from National Assc of School Psychologists)
- Scholastic Learning at Home
- Heggerty Phonemic Awareness: They will post videos of their lessons.
- Cinncinati Zoo: Home Safari starting March 16 at 3pm
- Khan Academy Kids Schedule
- Atlantic White Shark Conservancy Story Hour: Every day at 10am
Clipart thanks to Bunny on a Cloud.