CCV Take Care 5.22.20

A WEEKLY NEWSLETTER FOR EMPLOYEES OF CCV: MAY 22, 2020

OPENING QUOTE “Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.” John C. Maxwell SCHOOLING AT HOME – TIPS & TRICKS Judi Bowman (Youth): Here are just a few quick tips for teaching and facilitating a learning environment in your home from a homeschooling mom. I have a 3rd grader, 1st grader, PK-4 and 9-month-old currently ranging the halls of our home(school).

Start with a healthy breakfast and watch the sugar intake.

We often do some more interactive fun before we get heavy into the bookwork, workbooks, etc. So get the learning going on the stuff they enjoy. Do an exercise video your kids enjoy on the bad weather days or get outside for a walk , bike ride, etc. Plan snacks and meals into the schedule . Nobody feels like studying when they have a dehydration headache or they are feeling "hangry," this includes moms and dads too.

GIVE YOURSELF LOTS OF GRACE.

Make a reward system or plan an activity to help motivate kids to get through their tasks. They can earn rewards for educational activities and chores! Include quiet time (or naps as needed) for all kids in the house . Quiet time is planned independent and quiet activity, because we love each but we all need a little space and time to ourselves. If this is starting to feel normal or you want to experiment with legitimate homeschool tactics, here are a few more things you might consider trying: • Try doing a family read-aloud. Pick a book and everyone in the house listens. Keep hands busy with coloring, crafts, legos, playdough, etc while reading. • Encourage your kids to listen to well-written literature with audiobooks. Listen with them and discuss it. • Start a nature table (outdoors) to collect interesting objects. We have have a box turtle shell, pine cones of varying types, acorn caps, etc. Take time to ask kids what they see and observe.

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