Creating Powerful Home-based Learning

SUPPORT your child emotionally

Mindfulness Activities

Literacy 4-6

Through short but regular mindfulness activities, students develop their awareness and ability to focus.

Foster Growth Mindset

Math 3-6

Teachers can help students understand that learning involves effort, mistakes, and reflection by teaching them about their malleable brain and modeling their own learning process.

Discussing Emotions

Math 3-6

Teaching students how to label, identify, and manage Emotion helps them learn Self-regulation skills.

SUPPORT your child's ability to focus

Goal Setting & Monitoring

Math 3-6

Setting overall goals, as well as smaller goals as steps to reaching them, encourages consistent, achievable progress and helps students feel confident in their skills and abilities.

Predictability: Environment & Structure

Literacy 4-6

Maintaining consistent classroom routines and schedules ensures that students are able to trust and predict what will happen next.

Movement Breaks

Math 3-6

Brain breaks that include movement allow learners to refresh their thinking and focus on learning new information.

Support math through play and conversation

Math Games

Math 3-6

Math games allow students to practice many math skills in a fun, applied context.

Math Talks

Math 3-6

When students have meaningful conversations about math and use math vocabulary, they develop the thinking, questioning, and explanation skills needed to master mathematical concepts.

Real-world Math

Math 3-6

When teachers connect math to the students' world, students see how math is relevant and applicable to their daily lives.

Sentence Frames

Math 3-6

Sentence frames or stems can serve as language support to enrich students' participation in academic discussions.

Explaining Their Thinking

Math 3-6

When students explain their thinking process aloud with guidance in response to questions or prompts, they recognize the strategies they use and solidify their understanding.

Math Songs

Math 3-6

Rhyming, alliteration, and other sound devices reinforce math skills development by activating the mental processes that promote memory.

support literacy through play and creativity

Authentic Audiences & Purposes

Literacy 4-6

Writing can become personally meaningful when students have an actual audience and a real purpose for communicating with that audience.

Word Walls

Literacy 4-6

A word wall helps build Vocabulary for reading fluidity.

Playful Literacy Activities

Literacy 4-6

Playful activities can support the development of learners' Metacognition and also inspire their narratives and writing.

Composition Projects: Multimodal

Literacy 4-6

Expressing ideas through visuals and audio, and understanding others' ideas in these forms, is as critical in today's world as traditional reading and writing.

Acting/Role Play

Literacy 4-6

Physically acting out a text enhances reading comprehension.

Journaling

Literacy 4-6

Journaling allows students to reflect on their thinking and feelings, process their learning, and connect new information to what they know.