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Support for Suddenly Homeschooling Families

Wondering how you will make it through the next several weeks or months all stuck in your house together? Online public school at home is only going to take you so far. Here are a list of all the companies, products, and things families in cornavirus social distancing can get for FREE!

With school closures is your family suddenly homeschooling? We have lots of resources, advice, and free online resources for families doing school at home as a resolt of social isolation from coronavirust #stayathome #flattenthecurve #covid19 #homeschooling

One week life was normal.

The next week it wasn’t.

Has your family recently fallen into the “suddenly homeschooled” group? You didn’t choose this. It just happened. Your governor announced – Schools closed! You don’t feel prepared to school at home, but you have been asked to teach your children at home for the next couple weeks…..or let’s be realistic MONTHS! On top of all that, you might even have a job you still need to do working at home!

You may be asking yourself – How do I do this?  Where do I even begin?! Hang in there, mama! We are here to help! You are not alone in this.  You may not be able to chat with other moms or adults in person…. but we are so blessed to have cell phones to text friends, facetime family, facebook to keep up with our communities, pinterest to get fun ideas to do at home, and internet to get free resources like our site =)

Over 30 Fieldtrips for kids in social isolation from coronavirus and doing school at home

Virtual Field Trips

Just becuase you can’t leave your house doesn’t mean you can’t explore the world around you? Besides the obvious solution of reading a book… you can go on a virtual field trip to lots of amazing places around the world. Check out these FREE field trips from home:

Keep your groups connected, Zoom free for K-12 during school closures

Online Resources

There are lots of online resources to help kids learn. You don’t even have to leave your home and many are FREE!

  • Starfall is a great place to brush up on reading, math, etc. skills for younger children.
  • Homeschool blogs. There are moms out there who will share both experience AND great resources with you via their blogs. Remember – community and support! Of course, I highly recommend ours with lots of educational activites and free resources: www.preschoolplayandlearn.com, www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com, and www.123homeschool4me.com (with prek-12th grade). Plus check out 13 homeschooling blogs you should be reading!
  • READ, READ, READ! I know many libraries have closed temporarily….but you can read books in your own personal library, buy books on amazon, or can subscribe and get books on Amazon Kindle (or ereader) or Audible! We have book suggestions by grade and you an learn lots of history reading historical fiction.
  • You may be surprised at what your kids learn or skills they review by just playing a great game. Review geography, work on problem solving, learn the 50 states, practice math, etc.
  • Write a story. Kids can practice so many skills writing their own book – you can even get it printed with this is all over and have not only a fun souvenir, but a wonderful learning experience too!
  • Pinterest. Need I say more? Search for your child’s grade level or subject and prepare to be amazed by the great ideas others have come up with.
  • Amazon. This is the way to shop in isolation. You don’t have to leave your house! Get games, markers, crayons, books, paper, craft supplies, and even pantry items!
  • Dollar stores. Not only do some have an education section with short workbooks for younger elementary/kinder, they also tend to stock harder puzzle books (crosswords, Sudoko, etc.), advanced coloring books, small games, and puzzles for only….you guessed it….$1. If you know you are only homeschooling for a week or two, these might help keep your child on his/her toes.
  • Take one or two classes online (live or self-paced) Try www.veritaspress.com which offers self-paced courses. These are backed by a 90-day return policy. The courses often present material via amusing characters and sometimes animation.

Preschool Worksheets  TONS of free kindergarten worksheets and kindergarten games to help kindergartners learn math, alphabet, literacy, word families, sight words, counting, addition, history, science and more with free kindergarten activities  free 1st grade worksheets for practicnig math, english, science, history and more  Grade 2 Worksheets and games to make practicing math, english, science, social studies, art, and more FUN!

over 3000 pages of free third grade printables to help students in grade 3 practice math, english, grammar, history, science experiments, and more  grade 4 worksheets, games & printables 2000+ grade 5 worksheets including free printable math games, english grammar activities, science, geography, history, music, science, and more #5thgrade #grade5 #homeschool 2000+ pages of grade 6 worksheets, games, and activities to make learning math, english grammar, language arts, history, geography, science, music and more fun #grade6 #6thgrade #homeschool

We have TONS of free worksheets, printable activities, and games for kids of all ages to practice math, grammar, history, science, and more. Jump right to the grade(s) you need by click on the thumbnail above:

40 fun April Kids Activities! So many fun spring activities including frogs, rainbows, rain, easter, and more! #kidsactivities #spring #preschool  April Stories for Kids  Fun april crafts for kids

Looking for more fun ideas with your family? Try our 40+ April Activies for Kids or these fun April Crafts for Kids. Spend time reading together as a family with our April Stories for Kids, Childrens Books to Read, or our Bookcase Reading Logs to have a friendly family reading contest.

15 Ways to Avoid Social ISOLATION as you Shelter at Home 75 Conversation Starters to help families stay Connected with Grandparents During Social Isolation 10 Things Parents MUST do in Social Isolation - in this uncertain time when kids are anxious, miss their routine / friends / activites... here are some things parents must do. And it has nothing to do with masks or hand sanitizer #stayhome #flattenthecurve #covid19 #coronavirus #moms

Plus don’t miss our other great articles on surviving the pandemic:

50+ FREE Brain Breaks for Kids Schooling at Home in COVID-19 Isolation - simply print, cut apart the pages in the pdf file. These will help kids focus better, and get the breaks there bodies need from5 hours in front of a computer doing public school at home #stayathome #covid19 #brainbreaks #schoolathome #freeprintable FREE Printable hand washing posters - we have girl and boy super hero wash your hands poster in color and black and white to print, color and put by every sink in every bathroom in your house, school, classroom, etc. to stop the coronavirus, flu, and germs from spreading!  Over 1 million FREE printable worksheets for toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grdae, 5th grade, and 6th grade students to make learning fun! Includes worksheets for kids (free worksheets, homeschool worksheets, and free worksheets) to practice math, english, grammar, science, history, alphabet letters and more! The best free printable worksheets for kids!

If you come across any other MUST SEE online resources. I’d love to include them. Share them in a comment below =)

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activites and FREE printables: www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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