Tips and tricks for e-learning from local educators

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• I recommend reaching out to the teachers with questions about assignments or work. We are here to help and want to help. — Amie Weyer, Ferdinand Elementary third grade teacher

• Get creative! Help around the house by sorting, counting and organizing different items and do math with these items; use different writing utensils and items such as chalk, paint, Play-Doh or crayons to work on handwriting. Here are some great websites to use: storylineonline.net, pbskids.org, crayons.com, Vooks.com, gonoodle.com and Scholastic Learn at Home. — Mindy Sendelweck, Holy Trinity Catholic School pre-kindergarten teacher 

• The workload is not expected to take more than a couple of hours maximum daily. If it is taking longer, consider monitoring your child "at work." Are they being easily distracted by others or by themselves? A new spot in the house might be more conducive to getting work completed in a more timely manner. — Brenda Ferguson, Celestine and Dubois elementaries principal 

• I would suggest taking the assignments one at a time, if possible, and having fun with the learning process. Do one assignment and then break and come back to do another and take a short break. — Amie Weyer, Ferdinand Elementary third grade teacher

• Get up and move to some YouTube dance videos or get out and explore nature. — Mindy Sendelweck, Holy Trinity Catholic School pre-kindergarten teacher 

• Make a plan for when your child(ren) will work online vs paper/pencil tasks to avoid overloading wifi accessibility where reception is poor. — Brenda Ferguson, Celestine and Dubois elementaries principal 

Have your child "check off" work as it is completed.  Success breeds success! — Brenda Ferguson, Celestine and Dubois elementaries principal 

• Enjoy the extra time with your kids! If possible, take a break from your work and sit by your child to see what they are learning and have a conversation as to how you can connect it to the world around us. — Amie Weyer, Ferdinand Elementary third grade teacher




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