Community and the COVID-19 Virus
Our community and the COVID-19 virus. Take some time to learn about the science behind the COVID-19 virus and think about ways you and your family may be able to help our community during this time of need. Stay active. Stay healthy.

Today’s Activities


Read or listen to this article about the 2012 Hurricane Sandy. How was the main character able to help her town after the hurricane passes? Talk with your parents about how you might be able to help our community during and after this time of the COVID-19 outbreak?

Listen to article. Draw, write, or create a skit about 1 or all of the followoing words:  (community, volunteer, helper, staying active, staying healthy) Screen reader support enabled.

Listen to article. Draw, write, or create a skit about 1 or all of the followoing words:  (community, volunteer, helper, staying active, staying healthy)


Watch the 4 minute Brain Pop video about the Coronavirus.

Click on the Related Reading and read both articles: Way Back When and In-Depth.

Write down three things you already knew about viruses that were confirmed by this video and reading and three things you learned from the video and reading and three questions you may still have about viruses and outbreaks.

Watch at least 1 video.
Complete the worksheet for 1-4 actions.
Act, draw or create a skit for your action

Wash your hands.

Journaling - Ongoing

Keep a written journal, video log, or electronic journal of your daily activities, thoughts, and feelings during this time of “sheltering in place”. An event this size has not happened for about 100 years. Perhaps a student in the future may read your journal as a first-person account of the 2019-2020 Covid19 outbreak?

Write or sing a song that you created that describes how you are feeling being away from school and ‘sheltering in place’.

Write/say or draw 3 words that tell how you are feeling.

Use the sentence stem, ‘I feel __________’.

Get out and Move

With your parent’s permission, and practicing social distancing, get at least 60 minutes of moderate activity every day. Play in the sun, snow, or even rain. Keep a journal of your daily activities.

Move your body.
Make up your own dance moves.
Take a selfie or video.

Move your body.
Make up your own dance moves

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Teaching at home

Engaged learners ask lots of questions. This time home together is a great opportunity to model that skill. While we are all home together with our families, many of us will find ourselves watching more movies or television that we normally do. Take this chance to engage with your student. Ask them why they chose what they are watching. What do they find appealing about it? Does it make them want to know more about something? If it is funny, try to have your student explain why it is funny and provide examples of other things that are funny in the same way.

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