Coronavirus & Home Learning

Useful Information for Families

Communities In Schools Mental Health and Wellness

Good morning everyone,


These next couple of weeks many students and families are staying at home. This does not mean that learning stops. We can help our families continue to learn at home. Many may not have access to internet or computers at home, so below are some activities that families can do at home. Other resources are provided for families as well. If you are able to share this link with parents and staff please do so. Please make sure to follow all the guidelines set by your District and State Health Department.

CDC Guidelines on Coronavirus Prevention

This site is available in English, Spanish, and Chinese. Just click the button and it will take you to the website.

Free Educational Websites for Home

Sometimes screen time is a necessity if we have children at home and work we need to do. Here are three apps that make screen time a learning time:


  1. CodeMonkey: a game-based education program that teaches children to code. It comes with a membership fee, but there's a free 14-day trial that doesn't require a credit card.
  2. BrainPop: Online learning across subject areas for children in kindergarten through middle school and ELL learning for all age groups. Free.
  3. Khan Academy: Online learning in math, science, and literacy for all age groups. Standards-aligned. Free.
  4. BrainPop: Fun, interactive educational activities for all ages and all subject areas
  5. Scholastic Learn at Home: Interactive learning journeys for all ages.
For educators: trilingual resources from the CDC

Click here for facts sheets, posters, and resources for your school/classroom.

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Championship Martial Arts New Student Intro Class

Your invited to join our FREE Virtual Class form the comfort and safety of your home. Participants will learn the basics that will help get them involved in our Virtual Classes during this time off. Our virtual training offers character development, at home games and challenges, and fun physical activity. Plus…participants get to earn their White Belt and receive a special new student promotion that will help them continue their training in our Virtual Classes.

How to Participate:

· Download the zoom cloud meeting app to phone or tablet or watch from a laptop at zoom.com

· Click join meeting and enter id: 946-707-957

· You can join in Mon 03/23/20 @ 6:00pm

· Clear some space at home and get ready to have some fun

If you have any questions please call us 915-592-5425 !!!!
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A Sample Day with Ideas to Help Fill the Time

*disclaimer: what follows is a pretty packed day with a lot of transitions. The purpose here is not to impose a structure but to offer ideas for how to break up the time. Think of it as a menu of options; pick and choose what works for your children and your family.


8:00 Make breakfast together

9:00 An hour of schoolwork

10:00 DIY Science project

11:00 Exercise! Here are some Indoor suggestions

12:00 Creative lunch-making

1:00 Second session of schoolwork

2:00 Round 2 of physical activity - we all need it...

3:00 Healthy snack & DIY Crafts project

4:00 Write, rehearse, and perform a play or mock commercial, or dress up time.

5:00 Movie or TV break

6:00 Prepare, eat, and clean up dinner; everyone helps.

8:00 Board Games/showers/read aloud before bed

Practicing Mindfulness

There's a lot of research out there that suggests that taking a few minutes every morning to clear your mind and breathe deeply helps to reduce stress. These are traumatic times, and meditation can help kids (and grownups) to start the day with calm.

Writing Activities about Home

Either choose a school notebook for use as a Writing Journal (it's ok if there are other things in there), or staple paper together. Each day, your child should choose two activities from the list (it's fine to repeat activities). How long should the piece of writing be? Whatever your child is able to comfortably write in a 20-minute session. It will be different from child to child.



  1. Pick a room (bedroom, living room, kitchen, family room, even bathroom!) and describe your dream version of it. What would it look like? What would it have in it?
  2. Write a conversation between two people in your home, or two imaginary people, where one person is surprised by something in the conversation.
  3. Write a conversation between two people in your home, or two imaginary people, who have a problem or disagreement that gets solved.
  4. Describe your favorite meal
  5. Interview a person in your family about their childhood. Ask about their favorite: games to play, foods to eat, and music to listen to. Write it up in your journal.
  6. Write a journal entry about how you're feeling and what your day was like.
  7. Write down your dreams

Reading

Your child should either read independently for two 20-minute sessions per day, or listen to an audiobook or be read to. Any reading material is fine, as long as you feel it's appropriate. If your child struggles with five or more words on the page, then the selection is too difficult.


* Reading and writing can be in English, or in your home language, or in a combination.

Math

As with writing, choose two of these activities to do each day.



  1. Make a map of a room in your home
  2. Build towers and measure them
  3. Give your child a pre-determined weight or measurement and challenge them to find objects in the home that are that length/measurement and then check their accuracy.
  4. Play the Yes/No game. 2 Players. Use slips of paper or index cards and draw simple shapes or write numbers on them. Each player takes a card from the pile (face down) and holds it over their head. The object is to guess what's on your card, using only Yes or No questions (ex. Am I more than 10? Am I less than 15?). Keep asking questions until you get it correct.
  5. Play 24. Write down four numbers under 10, and try to make them add up to 24 using any mathematical operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division.) Write down all the solutions you come up with.
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Communities In Schools of El Paso

Right now our offices are closed until April 6th. Please email lupe@ciselpaso.net.