Suggested Activities for Parents

How to Talk to Kids About the Coronavirus

Making the most of School Closure

Dear Parents,

We want to continue to encourage our students to grow as learners while school is out. Therefore, we put together some suggested resources for you to help the days pass more productively. Parents, feel free to utilize the video featured above to talk to your child or children about the Coronavirus. We are delighted to partner with each of you as we continue to move from "Good to Great" at OVE.

Stay Safe,

Your OVE Family


Strategies for Reading with your Children!

  • Encourage the child to get involved in the story by describing pictures and making predictions.
  • Ask questions.
  • Ask your child what the story was mostly about.
  • Help the child as needed.
  • Praise and encourage the child often.
  • Follow the child’s interests when helping choose books.
  • Allow time after each book to discuss what most interested you both about the story.
  • Be creative and have fun.
  • Be patient and encouraging.

Writing Activities!

  • Write a grocery list. ...
  • Write silly sentences. ...
  • Write a word list
  • Write a book. ...
  • Write the alphabet. ...
  • Write a poem.
  • Write about a day that you were sad, happy, or excited about something.
  • Write in a journal each day that you are out of school.
  • Write about something new that you have learned.
  • Write a letter to a friend or relative.

Social Studies On-line Resources

Science On-line Resources

150 Free Educational Movies Available on Neflix

School Websites

Word Work for K-2

Word Work Review Routine for Parents

Review Routine for Parents

This year we having been focusing on Word Work. Here is a quick demonstration of a quick Review-Word Work routine that you may do with your child at home.

1. say the sounds

2. write the sounds

3. read the words

Additional On-line Site that produces all the sounds,

What do I do If I don't have internet?

Free Internet Access

Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.

Birmingham City Schools Enrichment Activities

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