Hello Lower School Parents
Week 2 of remote learning is over, and we are going into Spring Break. I am constantly impressed by what our teachers have been sending you for the children to do. I know that they have also sent you resources that you can do over break if you want. I too will be giving you ideas to help keep the children engaged and busy while we are gone, some of them may be repeated., I will start with what I sent last week, but please scroll down as there are many more ideas.
Here are some reading sites besides the ones the teachers have sent you.
Here are some simple things to do around the house.
- Clean your sock drawer. Find a sock (socks) that you are getting rid of. Make a puppet(s).
- Create a puppet show. Imagine a crazy place, create a couple of characters and give the puppet characters a problem to solve.
- Write a simple story and illustrate it.
- Finger Knit
- Put on Go Noodle, https://family.gonoodle.com/. Your children are familiar with this website as we use it in the classrooms.
- I know many of you are using Zoom to meet up. A good idea I heard today is to have a virtual playdate with one other child, and have them play the same board game if you both own it. Uno works really well for this, as does Guess Who.
I am a big fan of having children participate in community service in which they partake of it and not their parents. One of the Upper School teachers at Roycemore, Ms.Negronida, asked for help to see if any kids would be interested in sending cards to the Three Crowns Retirement Home in Evanston. There have been people living there, who have tested positive, so the people there aren’t leaving their rooms to be safe, so a card would really help cheer them up!
If you’d like to make a card, please create a nice hand-drawn picture on the front, and then short, sweet message on the inside. You can either mail the cards to Ms.Negronida, or drop them off at her house. She will then deliver them to Three Crowns.
Her email is email@example.com
Her address is…..
7402 Tripp Ave
Skokie, IL 60076
Thank you in advance for having your children participate.
Remote Learning Website
is frequently updated throughout the week. One recent and important addition includes a
page. Here you can find advice about talking to your kids about the coronavirus pandemic and some helpful links for the social emotional aspects of remote learning, created by our school social worker
Dr. Gretchen Glader
I’m Bored, Extra Activities
page, where you can find links to many educational resources, activities, and ideas, also has resources added daily.
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Are you curious what remote learning with Roycemore has looked like so far?