Just as important as where and how your child learns is what they’re actually learning. And that’s why you might be looking for ways to advocate for a more diverse curriculum in your kid’s school this fall.
When schools and day cares shut down in March, no one thought it would last more than a few months. But in the United States, the COVID-19 pandemic is nowhere near under control. That makes in-person schooling an iffy proposition in many parts of the country. Even if your school plans to have students on campus for at least part of the school year, it’s wise to prepare for repeated shutdowns, closures, or quarantines when children, teachers, and staff test positive for COVID-19. Remote learning is here to stay, so we spoke to several ed tech experts about identifying possible obstacles and aiming for reasonable goals.
No matter what shape school takes for your child this fall — remote, in-person, some combination thereof — there’s no question this year is going to be different. The usual day-to-day rhythms are gone. The stakes are high. Parents and teachers are on edge. But now, more than ever, we are all in this together. And parents and caregivers certainly want to help support the educators who are risking quite a lot to guide their children through these unprecedented times.
How Do You Feel About School? Check Out Caribu’s ‘School Vibes’ Books And Activities In Your Next Virtual Playdate
What are your feelings about the first days of school? With families returning to learning routines this fall, Caribu is featuring school-related stories to help you and your kids ease into new schedules. For the final week of summer reading, we’re highlighting books with “School Vibes” that take you back to class (even if your classes will be online!). Explore topics that range from social-emotional learning to academic subjects. Schedule a Caribu video-call with your loved ones to share stories about school days, and build on Caribu’s library to practice reading, math, science, and more.
On the first day of school, teachers of all grades usually kick things off with special games, crafts, or activities to ensure that kids go home pumped about being back in the classroom. Even though the classroom part will be missing for many students returning to school this year, there are still plenty of ways to get kids excited about a return to structured learning after summer break.