Faith @ Home Daily - Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Tuesday, March 17
Scripture: Matthew 28:20b
Today, when we celebrate and remember the ministry of St. Patrick, we consider the promise Jesus made to his disciples as they received the Great Commission, the direction to “...go and make disciples of all nations.” As they started on this immense undertaking with this monumental charge and task, Jesus promised them “And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” This is a promise God has made again and again, signified by a rainbow in the sky to Noah and his family, in the person of Jesus and his life and ministry, and in Jesus’ words to his disciples, and today, to us.
Today we are focusing on how you might begin to think about home education with your children and teens as well as providing some resources for you to use in putting together a schedule and activities.
- The Rev. Kate Wesch writes about homeschooling her two children, Avery and Myles, in West Seattle while facing the crisis as the Rector of St. John the Evangelist.
- Where do I start? Vox has some interesting ideas and resources for parents trying to figure out home schooling and also balancing their own working from home.
- Homeschooling Tweens and Teens - The NYTimes has a good article about some of the special circumstances related to homeschool teens and tweens.
- Looking for something to do that's outside the box?This HuffPost article shares some ideas from parents about different resources and activities for kids. In addition, we recommend looking up age-appropriate activities, crafts, and experiments on Pinterest. We are also big advocates of getting outside during this time as your weather permits. Go for a walk at your local nature preserve or take a day trip (pack your own lunch and snacks!) to a state park. Just remember to be cautious and bring those sanitizing wipes!
- Books, Books, Books (and More): I personally use this resource all the time. Erica, at What Do We Do All Day, has fantastic book lists, including lists with books addressing emotions/feelings and diversity. As a home-schooling mom, she also has fantastic resources and lists of things for kids to do at home. Can’t get out to the library? Look online for free book resources and make use of free online-borrowing from your library.
- Online Learning Resources: While this list is primarily intended for teachers and schools, many of these resources have been made available to families at home too (ABCMouse for example) and includes ideas for every age group from young children to older teens.