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

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Community & Covid-19

Read this article and discuss the questions with a trusted adult. How might you be able to help our community during this time of the Coronavirus outbreak?

 

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Viruses

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.

Read the article.
Create a poem, 3-5 minute video or picture collage describing ways you and your fmaiy maybe able to help the community.

Write/say/draw at least 3 ways that you can help other people or animals.

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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/Record a creative play that describes how you, an adult or a pet might be feeling being away from school and ‘sheltering in place’.

Write/say/draw or find (online) 3 or more words/pictures that tell how you, an adult or a pet is feeling.
Use the sentence stem, ‘I feel __________’.
Or, ‘The __________ feels __________’.

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Stay Active

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.
Play with balloons.
Create An obstacle course.
Build a blanket fort. Build it. Move it.
Take a selfie or video or draw your best move.

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Teaching Tips

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Accessibility Feature

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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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