Folks, we are in an unprecedented time in our province's history. As we move forward and face the reality of living in this pandemic stricken world, it is paramount to have a growth mindset and re-imagine how we learn when face-2-face schools are not available. I plan to use this tab of my web page to list some learning resources for students, staff, and families to aid in their home routines. Also, it is important to take things slow; don't rush into this process. Take the time now to really build a routine that works for your family. Many people are learning how to work from home, socially distance themselves, and spend more time together. You need to get that right before any learning can happen. Start small. Take slow steps. One step at a time, folks. Please e-mail me if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
resources to support 'at home learning':
Where do we start? *A CAUTION NOTE* I think families need to focus, firstly, on creating routines, schedules, and structure. This is a large shift for everyone, so don't expect it to be perfect and start small. Read this great article: Supporting Kids During the Coronavirus Crisis
Where Do We Start? Families might begin by having a brainstorm about what your child is interested in learning about. TECH TIP: If you have your child's NLESD Google Info, they can try using Google Jamboard to integrate some technology for their brainstorming :-) RESOURCES TO SUPPORT & ENGAGE IN 'AT HOME LEARNING': Check back for some learning resources over the coming weeks. I will use this space to curate some of the resources that I feel might be helpful for families to use as they engage in some at-home-learning with their children.
Brain Pop, which features some fun learning videos and activities for a variety of ages, currently is providing free access for schools closed to #covid19: visit HERE to request access at home. P.S. I used to really enjoy their videos on ol Billy Shakespeare!
CNET article with some excellent resources that have become free in light of #covidpandemic.
LUNCH DOODLES with artist Mo Willems. Check out this great resource:Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence at HomeMo Willems invites YOU into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together. New episodes will be posted each weekday at 1:00 p.m. ETand then remain online to be streamed afterwards. Check back each weekday for new LUNCH DOODLES! Let me know if you found these resources helpful. You can also follow my Twitter feed for positive posts, joyful learning moments, news, and much more.
Learning is Joyful,
Mr. Richard Churchill.
Music 4 Mondays
Each Monday I am hoping to share a song. Follow along using the links below:
Monday March 23rd:A Children's Winter by Ryan's Fancy. (Hint: Click the link to learn the song yourself!)