During this uncertain time and unprecedented school delay, it is crucial that your children continue learning and keep up their skills. This is not time for the summer slide or as we are sure it will be coined, the “COVID 19 Slide.” Our children are not finished with school, and we need to keep them working and thinking.
Please use our time log (below), ask your speech pathologist or mentor any questions you may have, use the free resources we’ve compiled (below), and let’s continue to work together to help your child reach his/her academic goals.
As of March 17, all Thinking Organized sessions will be remote.
If you are a current Thinking Organized client, we will continue to work with your child virtually, and we believe that it’s important to keep the routine going. If your child was seen in school, alternative plans will be made between you and your child’s therapist or mentor. We are set up and ready to go with virtual therapy or tutoring.
If you have any questions about this, please contact your speech pathologist, educational mentor, or the Thinking Organized office: 301-986-1503.
SETTING UP A ROUTINE
With the Thinking Organized COVID-19 Time Log
Many of our students are home from school for at least two weeks! It is very important that we keep a structure going to help your children maintain a routine and have productive days even though they’re home.
The “COVID-19 Thinking Organized Time Log” will help you organize your child’s days, along with suggestions for using it.
Although this is set up for middle school and high school students, it can easily be adapted for younger children, college students, and adults. For example, young children should be scheduled for 15 to 30-minute increments because an hour is too long.
On the other hand, college students need to focus on breaking their assignments into manageable chunks over a longer period of time. Many colleges are not fully set up to go online yet; however, that does not mean that it’s break time for our college students. Now is the time to start on those papers that are going to be due in the next month. Targeted information for college students will be on our website in the near future.
Talking About Coronavirus
- Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus, Child Mind Institute
- About the Coronavirus Movie, BrianPop
- How to Talk to Kids About Coronavirus, PBS
- How to Talk to Kids About Coronavirus, New York Times
- Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus, NPR
(FREE) Online Fun & Educational Resources
Libraries Closed for Covid? You Can Get Free E-Books Instead of Paying for Kindle, Washingtonian (ALL GRADES)
Stuck at Home? These 12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take on Your Couch, Southern Living (ALL GRADES)
EDUCATION COMPANIES OFFERING FREE SUBSCRIPTIONS DUE TO SCHOOL CLOSINGS, KidsActivities.com (ALL GRADES)
30 Virtual Field Trips (ALL GRADES)
Epic!: (ALL GRADES) Epic! Is a subscription service, which gives millions of families and classrooms instant, unlimited access to thousands of books, videos and quizzes from leading publishers to help kids everywhere read, learn and grow.
Khan Academy: (ALL GRADES) Khan Academy is a great way for your child to get help with what they’re learning in school or to learn something completely new.
TED-Ed: (ALL GRADES) The maker of TED Talks now provides carefully curated educational videos or “lessons worth sharing.” Topics range from Literature and Language, to Mathematics, to Science and Technology.
YouTube EDU: (ALL GRADES) A curated collection of educational videos from sources ranging from Sesame Street to Harvard.
Scholastic Learn at Home: (ALL GRADES) Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin!
LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems: (ELEMENTARY) Mo Willems invites YOU into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together. New episodes will be posted each weekday at 1:00 p.m. ET and then remain online to be streamed afterwards.
GoNoodle: (ELEMENTARY) GoNoodle gets kids up and moving to fun, engaging content and games. Every dance party, yoga session, mindfulness activity, and game session is an opportunity for kids to wake up their bodies, engage their minds, and be their best.
Storytime From Space: (ELEMENTARY) Astronauts on the Space Station read stories to and conduct science experiments for the children of Earth as the world rotates below.
SplashLearn: (ELEMENTARY) SplashLearn is transforming the way elementary school children in grades K-5 learn and study math through a highly engaging, and personalized program.
77 STEM Activities for Families (ELEMENTARY)
Crash Course: (MIDDLE/HIGH) Crash Course is a fun way to educate yourself, your classmates, and your family on YouTube! From courses like Astronomy to US History and Anatomy & Physiology it’s got you covered with an awesome variety of AP high school curriculum topics. With various witty hosts at your service, you won’t even notice you’re getting smarter.
SAT Practice: (HIGH) The College Board (the makers of the SAT exam) and Khan Academy host free practice exercises on its web site.COVID-19 HOME RESOURCES