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Weekly Resources: Lessons, Tips and Tools for Success At-Home

  • 1.  Weekly Resources: Lessons, Tips and Tools for Success At-Home

    Posted 05-11-2020 07:40

    Weekly Family Project Video + Lesson: Buddies Keep Me Company

    In this week's at-home activity, family members will create and trade buddies to learn how to see situations from others' points of view. "Buddies Keep My Company" prompts social and emotional awareness and inspires children to create, present, respond, and connect as they learn. Bookmark the Weekly At-Home Activity page for easy access each week.

    REPLY to Participate: We encourage educators and families to ask questions, share artifacts, and access the expertise of @James Wells in the At-Home Learning Community Discussions.

    Lear's Limerick Lesson

    Add some silliness to your day with a nonsensical limerick! In this Limerick Lesson from EDSITEment, students learn the form of the limerick poem, practice finding the meter and rhyme schemes in Edward Lear limericks, and then write their own colorfully-inspired limericks.

    REPLY to Participate:
    We want to hear your students' limericks! Share their poems from this lesson plan to encourage and support teachers and parents in their learning. Did you use the guiding questions or the lesson extensions? Tell us about your experience on Limerick Day!

    ​STEAM Create-to-Learn Family Engagement Kits

    Skills and mindsets that students cultivate today prepare them for #STEAM careers. Using the STEAM Create-to-Learn kit for Grades 6-8, children and parents work together to design a game that explores many paths to STEAM careers. With family support and participation, children will cultivate skills including curiosity, imagination, open-mindedness, persistence and growth mindset.

    REPLY to Participate:
    Explore all the kits. What creative ways have you leveraged Family Engagement Kits or bundles during at-home learning? What other kits would be helpful for your families and students?

    Tips to learn, Work, Create and Play - All Under One Roof.

    "For parents, stepping into the shoes of an educator has created a whole new level of appreciation for how hard teachers' jobs are. Without teaching degrees, we find ourselves supporting students' learning. Without social work credentials, we're caring for the mental health of our families. These are unprecedented times, and we can't expect to be infallible superheroes who are capable of it all."

    Read and share EdSurge's article, Many Parents Are Now Teachers. Let's Also Appreciate and Care for Ourselves, for some tricks for parents (and educators) to help take care of themselves during this time of at-home learning.

    REPLY to Participate: Share with the community how this experience has affected your students and parents? How has it affected your day-to-day life? How can the members of the creatED Community Support each other?

    Social-Emotional Learning Web Courses
    Explore the intersection between art and social emotional learning. In our new series of 90-minute webinar courses, educators will learn how to help families implement a series of projects that build the social and emotional competencies of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship skills using arts integration experiences.

    Interested? To find out how your school can participate in Crayola Web Courses, email the Crayola Education Team.

    Keep it Up!  #SayitColorfully

    How do you #SayitColorfully? Our community of educators and parents have been sharing their colorful words of gratitude in a multitude of creative ways. Tag #SayitColorfully in a post or share on our at-home learning community.

    Check out some of the colorfully creative submissions for a spark of inspiration.

    HOW to SUBMIT: Photo and video content can be shared by using this link to upload (free account login required), posting on social with #SayitColorfully, or emailing directly to the Crayola Education Team.

    Serve Up a Healthy Helping of Math!

    Plastic plates make a great alternative surface for Crayola Dry-Erase Crayons if you don't have a white boards at home to practice math facts. Check out this fun Math Practice Plates Lesson Plan and together, work on some math facts to write a number sentence. Encourage students to draw pictures of food on their plates to match the number sentence and then write the answer. Then take label the answer using words!

    Are you interested in being more involved with the Crayola creatED Community, its members and experts? Please email the Crayola Education Team directly to find out how, together, we support educators, families and students.

    Roy G.
    Community Host
    Easton PA