Sheltering in place, resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, is leading to the shutting down of schools. That means that parents are now responsible for making sure that their kids get their work done. It is a lot of work to plan lessons, just ask a teacher.
I have created many lesson plans over the years, and I can tell you that they can be time-consuming, but essential when structuring lessons for students.
However, there are a lot of things that we are dealing with, and lesson planning can be stressful. So, here is a list of tips to help you and your kids survive lessons at home.
- Simplify To-Do Lists- These are not normal times. Everyone is trying to adjust to a lot of changes. It may seem like a good idea to fill every hour with lessons, but a packed schedule will overwhelm you and your kids. It is better to focus on a few things each day.
- Spend Time with Your Kids- Treasure the time you spend with your kids. Make meals together, plan activities, watch tv, etc. Use this time to get to know your kids better.
- Workout- Add workouts to your days that exercise your brain and body. Taking a walk, playing with your kids, strength training, puzzles, board games all help pass the time and keep you sane.
- Pause- Take some time to gather your thoughts and process what is going on.
- Socialize- Leave some time to virtually socialize with friends and family members who do not live with you.
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