ACADEMIC RESOURCES AND A FAMILY SCHEDULE FOR THE 4-CLOSURE
Dear Thurgood Marshall Families,
Here is the information, as promised, to stay academically engaged during this 4-week closure from school.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Principal Lee at 313.494.8820.
The schedule below is simply a suggestion and below that is a list of resources to use with the suggested daily schedule:
Keeping kids on a schedule is really important. Below is one suggestion which can certainly be modified to meet your family's needs…
COVID-19 "Suggested" Daily Schedule
Before 9 a.m. Wake Up Eat breakfast, make your bed, wash up & get dressed
9a.m.- 10a.m. Morning exercise Take a family walk, or play in the yard if possible (getting fresh air is a good thing)
10a.m- 11a.m Academic time No Electronics - unless needed for academic assigned work, otherwise try using flashcards, Sudoku books, study guides, Journaling (pose a daily question and have your kids start their academic time with what their goals are for today? What will they work on and what's the plan to complete their daily goal?)
11a.m.-12 noon Creative Time LEGOs, drawing, coloring, crafting, play music, cook or bake
12 noon Lunch
12:30p.m. Chore time Clean up kitchen area, A. wipe kitchen table and chairs, B. Wipe all door handles, light switches and desk tops, C. Wipe down bathrooms (sinks and toilets) assign as you see fit
1p.m.-2:30p.m Quiet Time Reading, puzzles, NAP
2:30p.m.-4:00p.m. Academic Time Electronics OK - iPad games, Prodigy, Educational show
4p.m.-5p.m. Afternoon Fresh air Bike, skate, walk the dog, play outside (no friends over, if you can help it)
5p.m.-6p.m. Dinner Let your kids help if you want, they can create the menu and help with setting table, measuring ingredients, etc.
6p.m.-8p.m. FREE TV Time
8 p.m. Bed time routine Start getting ready for bed
9 p.m. Bed time After a great day, (no fighting, no disagreements), reward them with an extra hour before lights out
***For our gifted and talented students, allow them to work on materials that are above grade level. Watch for clear signs of frustration and make some adjustments. Your student should be okay. If a student isn't quite at grade level, try one grade level below until the frustration level is not so difficult. You want your student to feel challenged, not defeated.
Again, this is only a suggestion. I bet if you keep to this schedule, they will be tired by 8 p.m. and you will, too!
Below and attached you will find plenty of internet resources to help with the academic portion of the day.
Free websites (see below and see attachment)
I hope this information is helpful and it will help keep our children on track.
There's truly no time to waste.