A set of age-appropriate Foundation activities that parents can use to educate children remotely or that teachers can send to students working at home when schools are closed.
The Teach Starter team has created these activity grids for Foundation children to complete at home over one week with the help of their parents or guardians during school closures.
These curriculum-aligned, at-home activity grids cover the learning areas of English, Maths, Science, Social Studies, Mindfulness, Arts and Crafts, and Health/P.E. activities.
During school closures, or if children need to be educated from home or homeschooled, teachers can print off these grids of curriculum-aligned activities and send home with Foundation students, download it digitally via a link, email it to parents and guardians, or upload it on any digital learning platform as an at-home learning experience that allows students to work with minimal preparation and supervision.
Parents and guardians should be able to understand these tasks and activities and to set them in a homeschooling or at-home learning environment, without requiring materials or resources found in a classroom. The activities in the grid can be completed on a tablet/iPad or completed with a pen or pencil in a journal.
How to Use This Download to Teach Students Working Remotely
These activity grids can be used as a choice board – allowing students to choose one activity from each grid to complete each day – or any other way you may see fit. We have also included an editable Word version so that you can adjust the activities to suit your needs while teaching children remotely or using Google Classroom. We have also included in the download any resources students may need to complete the activities.
The amount of time you allow for a child to complete each at-home learning task should be tailored to their needs. As a rule of thumb, give them as much time as they need, but watch for signs of fatigue that suggest children may need a break.
Whether following the choice board model or doing something different, be sure to include time to play! We recommend bundling this pack with your own at-home learning and educational activities, such as reading, outdoor play, fine motor skills, games, and craft activities.
Share This Homeschooling Pack with Parents, Students, and Other Teachers!
This pack has been created specifically to support teachers, guardians, and parents with children who are learning remotely or being educated at home.
You can share it by copying the URL in the address bar of your browser, or by clicking on the envelope icon above to send the link to an email address. You can also download and email the PDF document to parents, guardians, or other teachers who are teaching children in the home.
Teach Starter’s mission is to make every classroom buzz. We hope your Foundation students, or your children, will be ‘busy bees’ working on these curriculum-aligned activities in their home or in a virtual classroom environment.