Weekly Family Project Video + Lesson: Buddies Keep Me Company
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!
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 CoursesExplore 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.