Wolf Ridge Remote Learning

Resources for Families and Students all in One Location

Wolf Ridge Team,

What a unique time we are in. We recognize how incredibly difficult this situation is for many families. The fabulous team at Wolf Ridge has been working hard to identify meaningful instructional activities for your child to do while he or she is at home for an extended period of time. Our goal in this work was to provide you with activities that are aligned with what your children typically do during the school day, recognizing it will not be the same as being in the classroom, but everything should be familiar. We worked to provide materials for each child to be engaged in learning that is purposeful yet manageable during this time.

This newsletter page will be used as a place where you can access all the instructional activities for students in various grade levels and classes. We will be updating the links in this newsletter and activities within the folders as needed. We will send out the link to this newsletter in many different ways so that everyone can have access to its contents.

In this newsletter, you will find "Buttons" to your child's grade level/section and then to folders with the daily instructional activities for each day. We worked to write the directions in "kid-friendly" language so children can be relatively independent as they work through the activities.

We certainly know there is a lot going on for families right now and recognize you may not be able to complete all of the activities given in a day. That is completely fine! Our intention is just to provide you with resources to keep your children actively learning and prevent regression while they are not coming to school. We have incorporated "Motivational Mondays" and "Feel Good Fridays" into these plans for each level. Monday lessons will be less structured and focus on simply explaining to students and families the purpose of their learning for the week and main learning objectives. Friday lessons will focus on social-emotional learning for students and families. Fridays will also be used for instructors to follow-up with students, provide feedback, and even personally connect with students with a phone call if needed. We hope that Motivational Mondays and Feel Good Fridays will help families to be able to focus on instructional activities on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays without feeling overwhelmed with too many demands during this time. We realize the importance of our families' and students' overall well-being during this crisis.

If your child receives additional services, such as speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, or counseling, there are "Buttons" provided in the newsletter where you can access information about how to keep your child engaged in activities that will support their development in these areas.

To support you in this time, you will also find links with resources to help you talk to your child about COVID-19 and to help ease their fears. We appreciate your partnership as we navigate this unknown territory together. Please feel free to reach out to any of our staff members through e-mail if you have any questions or concerns along the way.

How to Talk With Your Child About COVID-19

Please use the following resources to support conversations with your child about COVID-19 and help reduce any fears he or she may have.

Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource

How to Talk To Your Kids About Coronavirus

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