Home Learning During The Crisis- Tips for Stephanie Carter (HomeSchool Expert)

Useful Websites/Apps:

KhanAcademy.com - Expert-created content and resources for every course and level. Always free.

Outschool.com - 8000+ video chat classes for K-12 science, art, mindfulness, english, social studies, life skills, and more!

Kahoot.com – a game-based learning platform that brings engagement and fun to 1+ billion players

Typing.com – a free website to teach typing or improve typing skills and computer learning skills. 

Elevate - is a brain training app but it is also a great teaching tool for math, English grammar, reading comprehension and more.

Useful Ideas:

Use board games to teach or improve skills (for example, Monopoly to teach real estate and investing, Scrabble to improve spelling and vocabulary, Clue to teach logic skills) Make learning fun.

Use current events - teach or have them perform research on what’s happening with the stock market (finance), teach research about viruses (health/medicine), the recent impeachment proceedings (social studies/civics), get a map and teach geography by pointing out the countries affected by COVID-19. 

Get them to discuss or write how they are feeling right now about the virus, being away from school, staying at home, etc.  These thoughts can turn into a blog, a book, a record.  We are living in crazy times and future generations will need a true, historical record of it.  Your child can provide that from THEIR perspective.

Make the store your school.  Take your children with you to the store and have them observe the behavior of the people around them, how are people treating each other (psychology/sociology), do comparison and discount shopping using math skills, use it for health and nutrition, use it for art with all of the colors, shapes, and sizes.  Use your store to teach marketing strategies and if you can, arrange a time to talk to a manager to discuss why items are placed on top shelves vs bottom shelves and why some items are on sale and others are not.  Use places that you go to everyday as a partner doing this time to educate your child(ren).

Do you know how your child learns? Ask them or observe. Do they learn by seeing/watching things (visual)?  Do they learn by listening (audio)?  Do they need to build and touch (kinesthetic)?  Find some fun activities when you discover this.

Sometimes learning is easier for our children when they don’t know they’re learning.

 

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4 comments


  • Heather L Griffin

    Amen!!! I get very annoyed being told “if god has been good to you, then stand to your feet…” I say, just lead the singing and i’ll Lift my voice in praise!


  • Beverly

    Amen


  • Ellen Harris

    Yes So True. We can invite the holy scripture in by prayer, reciting the word and let a song flow from our hearts. We can have worship without the music. Just think of his goodness, his sacrifice on the cross for our sins.


  • Ellen Harris

    Yes So True. We can invite the holy scripture in by prayer, reciting the word and let a song flow from our hearts. We can have worship without the music. Just think of his goodness, his sacrifice on the cross for our sins.


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