Screen Free Lesson Plans During Distance Learning WEEK 1 #distancelearning

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Does your school need to close temporarily due to Covid-19 or another emergency? OR maybe you've been doing distance learning and your students just need a break? Here are simple activities for Week 1 of distance learning that students can do with limited internet access, time, budget or materials. Best of all, these activities are screen-free, meaning kids don't have to be online to do them (which is great if your students don't have a laptop or wifi at home). The lessons in this resource are from Google Drive (slides). They are also available as an editable PDF here.

Note: If your school will provide online platforms or video conferencing for the core curriculum, then these will likely be extra activities that you can tailor to your class or students.

Click here to watch my video that explains six of the challenges for Week 1. (But note that I have added some additional bonus science and art lessons to this resource, which are not talked about in the video.)



Click here for Week 2 Lessons

Click here for Week 3 + Lessons


Nothing needs to be printed out as long as you can communicate with families what to do via your usual home-school communication system (such as texting, Remind app, Class Dojo, SeeSaw, etc.)

This resource is a Google Slide presentation, which you can edit and adapt to your student population as needed. You have permission to copy and paste the text into your own document for your class to be delivered electronically or in a video format. You DO NOT have permission to sell these ideas or share them schoolwide, districtwide, etc.

Optional: I also provide ideas for how students might take photos or create a short video to send back to teachers showing what they did.

I created this to enable teachers in a crisis situation to design simple lesson plans that students can do at home during a school closure (which could be under very stressful circumstances). You can decide whether the challenge should be done once during the week or repeated. You can assign specific topics or word lists, or let kids choose based on their interests.

Q: Can these be printed out instead of used digitally only?

A: I have made an editable PDF of this resource, however, but it can't be added to this resource. So I added it to the free video resource explaining these lessons, which can be downloaded in my TpT store here.


Special Ed teachers: If you use matching file folders in your class for autism, errorless learning, etc. you will love my internet/online file folders that your students can access from home during a school closure or for homework. (No velcro or assembly required! No germs from sharing materials!) Check out the following:

Errorless Learning and Matching ONLINE file folders - the Growing Bundle



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1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Construct an argument with evidence that some changes caused by heating or cooling can be reversed and some cannot. Examples of reversible changes could include materials such as water and butter at different temperatures. Examples of irreversible changes could include cooking an egg, freezing a plant leaf, and heating paper.


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