Resources for Families
Hello Arcola Parents! We truly value you as an essential stakeholder in your child's education. Please use the resources below for COVID-19, Grief, and Changing Families to help your family as needed.COVID-19/Distance Learning ResourcesLCPS is providing continuity of education through the development of online learning experiences that are consistent with the curriculum. The current emphasis in these experiences is on providing families with resources through this LCPS Continuity of Education Website that they can use with students to reinforce skills and knowledge. At this time these experiences and activities are considered a resource for students and families and should be considered, encouraged but optional.How to Talk With Your StudentResources For StudentsTHINGS TO DO AT HOME:
During this time of uncertainty, there are many things we can do to help strengthen our bonds and keep ourselves busy. Below are just a few examples:
1. Exercise! Go for a walk, do an outdoor treasure hunt, practice yoga.
2. Establish routine! School Age students thrive with routine as it can provide safety.
3. Clear out and organize! Use this time to clear out old clothing, school supplies, or other clutter and organize what is left.
4. Tell family stories! Kids love hearing stories about when you were their age. Or, challenge each other to come up with the wildest creative writing story.
5. Create a gratitude journal! Helping children focus on what is positive will help keep stress and anxiety at bay.
6. Prepare a Homework Area! Create a "go-to" spot for your child to focus on assignments and stock it with the necessary materials ahead of time (Click here for tips).
7. Create Digital Sunset! Turn off technology at a designated time each night to help the family wind down from the day and encourage a good night's sleep! (Click here to learn how)
8. Check in Daily! See link below for creative ideas on how to ask about your child's day.(Click here) for tips.
9. Get Connected! Familiarize yourself with your child's teacher school-home communication.
10. Play! School can be emotionally draining. Encourage your child to play everyday.
11. Watch a movie! You can make it educational by having your child look for specific things througout the movie and discuss afterward or write a short summary of the movie.
12. Cook! Try out a new receipe or teach your child a traditional/favorite food.
13. Learn a new skill! YouTube is a great resource for tutorials on a variety of topics (parent supervision recommended).
14. Practice handwriting, study skills, time management, etc. This is a great time to review and practice skills students will need for success.
HELPING CHILDREN THROUGH GRIEF & LOSS
Changing Families Resources