"At Home" Learning Challenges for Kids with Limited technology!
With all of the "at home" learning that will be happening for the next several weeks, I thought I would share what I plan on doing with my students because maybe, just maybe, it can help you too! Read below for the answers to some questions about my school district and my plan, and then download the resource I plan on sharing with my kids. There are 15 different challenges included.
I teach in the state of Alabama and as of now, schools are completely shut down and digital learning/at home learning isn't required. In order to keep my kiddos thinking critically, my goal is to pump out some FUN challenges for them to do at home that doesn't require much technology or internet.
Thankfully most of parents are connected to my classroom using REMIND HQ, an text messaging communication system. I also have a blog, similar to this one for my classroom. It is very basic and can be accessed on any cell phone that has data. My goal is to send these challenges out to my students via remind and our blog. Students can then complete the challenges and send them back to me via commenting on the blog or responding to the remind. I will also let them know that they can compile daily challenges into a pile and bring them back whenever we return to school.
No - challenges are not required and just for fun! I told the kids that if we did have to move learning "at home" based, I would give away some fun prizes for students that complete the challenges!
I plan on releasing three or so a week! If I get the urge to release more, then I will! Ha! There are currently five days of challenges!