One of our main concerns is how to continue learning for your child(ren) in SWP.
To help with this challenge and in an effort to provide you some guidance, we are developing an SWP Remote Learning plan which will be shared in the upcoming days. Additionally, our team has developed a list of open educational resources that you may want to use this week with your children to help keep your child’s learning moving forward and possibly help structure their day while our district is closed. These resources are not designed to provide instruction on new material, nor will these be graded or required. The goal is to focus on reinforcing foundation skills during this week.
Resources & Activities
- Create a Family Self-Care Plan
- Kitchen Scrap Gardening
- Science in the Kitchen
- Feeling Through Colors
- Health at Home (CATCH)
In case you missed it: View our Every Kid Healthy Week Facebook Live activities, and try them with your kids or students!
- Mindfulness Monday: Breathing Exercises
- Tasty Tuesday: Making Customizable Granola
- Earth Day Wellness Wednesday: Upcycled Gardening
- Thoughtful Thursday: Creating a Gratitude Tree
- Fitness Friday: Playing "Up, Down, Stop, Go"
- "Power of Parents: Health at Home" webinar, May 13, 3 pm CT: This webinar will give parents tips and resources for keeping kids active and healthy on a budget while they are out of school. Register here.
What Schools Are Doing During ClosuresWe are inspired by what schools and districts are doing to help students and families during this time, so we wanted to share some of their ideas!
- "We have been calling all families to help them fill out any request forms to help with food, clothing, rent, counseling or other supports. We are also implementing free cooking classes!" - Coronado Hills Elementary School, Colorado
- "I have made a PE website that I update weekly for the students at my school, where I post videos of myself, 'Just Dance,' power points, yoga videos, resources for parents, and a four-week fitness calendar. I also included my email address so parents can contact me." - Andrew Mitchell Elementary School, Nevada
- "We are running nine bus routes with five or six stops for children to receive meals. We have also targeted those who are unable to get to a site and provide drive-up service for them." - Brantley County Schools, Georgia
- "I've been doing Facebook Live videos for our daily Lakeside Fitness Challenges. Both administrators, ten teachers, 92 parents, and 156 students uploaded videos of them accepting and completing each challenge. On March 28th, we held the first Virtual Glow Fun Run, which had 279 participants." - Lakeside Elementary School, Florida
- "We have made videos in ASL for our students to explain COVID-19 and school closures. Our Health Center is creating weekly newsletters to send to students, parents and staff with tips to stay mentally and physically healthy, as well as inspirational stories we see in our communities." - Iowa School for the Deaf, Iowa
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