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Helping Students Prepare For Virtual Learning:
(Credit to Fairfax County Public Schools for creating)
Where will I learn best?
Families and caregivers can help children plan their day and set up their learning space.
Consider helping your child develop a plan for where they will learn, such as:
- In the kitchen
- In a bedroom
- At a desk
- At a table
- A quiet place
When will I learn?
Consider helping your child plan when they will learn during the day, such as:
- In the morning
- In the afternoon
- In the evening
- At _______ o’clock
- Different times spread throughout the day
How will I organize my time?
Consider helping your child organize their learning time. Considering having your child ask questions such as:
- How long can I focus at a time?
- How much time will I spend on each activity?
- When will I take breaks?
What materials do I need?
Consider helping your child identify what supplies they might need, such as:
- Paper or Notebook
- Device (laptop, computer, phone)
Digital Citizenship and Cyber Safety
Visit the School Social Work blog post Keeping Kids Safe In A Digital Age
ACPS has also created a digital 1:1 intiative page, which provides helpful information about chromebook use and policy.
Information about Securly, our internet filtering program.
Keeping Your Child Engaged in Virtual Learning
Families and caregivers can help children stay engaged and focused on learning by helping students create goals.
Consider helping your child set short-term goals for learning each day and week. Consider having your child use the following prompts:
- My goals for today are:
- My goals for this week are:
Keeping To A Schedule
As school changes occur, it is important to maintain some sense of normalcy for our children. Below is a sample schedule of structuring their day during periods of school closure or disruption. Making the Most of COVID-19 School Closures
Online Learning Resources
Virginia Learns Anywhere Task Force
Additional At-Home Learning Links
Have your children write notes, color pictures, and mail them to local nursing homes. The elderly in many of these homes aren't allowed visitors right now!
FREE unlimited access to our Fluency & Fitness® website to use with their child at home during these next few weeks. Now they can keep their child learning and help burn off that extra energy, so parents can keep their sanity. There are over 900 videos to review 60+ literacy and math topics for K-2nd.
Word List Activities (K-3)
At-Home Learning Menus (2nd-5th)
Mandalas Coloring Therapy (3rd grade+)
Virtual Learning Visits
Offering Home Safaris beginning March 16th at 3pm. Each home safari will feature a different animal and at home activity. Just follow the zoo's Facebook page!