Screen Free Lesson Plans During Distance Learning WEEK 2

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Lisa Goodell
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Does your school need to close temporarily due to COVID-19 or another emergency? Or maybe your class just needs a break from screens? Here are simple screen-free lesson plans for WEEK 2 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).

Here are a few scenarios where these activities might be helpful:

  • If your school will provide online platforms or video conferencing for the core curriculum, then the lessons in this resource will likely be extra activities that you can tailor to your class or students. Also, ideas on how to extend lessons are given if your school is closed longer than 3 weeks.
  • However, many families in rural areas don’t have the internet, but parents have cell phones. So teachers can copy the text of activities they choose and send to families via text or phone app. Then kids do the activities. Optional: Ideas are given if you want kids to send back a photo or short video showing what they did.
  • In addition, some school districts are not having teachers assign work at all. In that case, these activities might just be included by a teacher who still wants to communicate with families (just checking in to see if everyone is okay, encouraging families to keep routines or suggest activities which can be done to not lose skills learned all year).

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Click here for Week 3 Lessons

Get FREE Week 1 Lesson Plans in editable Google Slides here.

Watch the free video I made to explain the FREE Week 1 activities.

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Challenges include descriptions of activities in the following areas: ELA, Math Chores, Make a game, Group Writing, PE/Get Active, Backyard Science, Show and Tell, and more.

Teachers can copy text from editable Google Slides presentation and paste into their own document or video to send electronically however they usually communicate with families (such as texting, Remind app, Class Dojo, SeeSaw, etc.). You can assign specific topics or word lists, or let kids choose based on their interests.

Since 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 or districtwide.

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). Stay well!

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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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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Count to 100 by ones and by tens.
Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
NGSS1-LS1-1
Use materials to design a solution to a human problem by mimicking how plants and/or animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs. Examples of human problems that can be solved by mimicking plant or animal solutions could include designing clothing or equipment to protect bicyclists by mimicking turtle shells, acorn shells, and animal scales; stabilizing structures by mimicking animal tails and roots on plants; keeping out intruders by mimicking thorns on branches and animal quills; and, detecting intruders by mimicking eyes and ears.

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