COVID-19 Homeschool Curriculum/Checklist for Pre-K, 3rd, and 5th Grade- Week 2

My goodness, how fast things are changing in our world.  Minute by minute you hear more updates.  However, what hasn’t really changed that much is what we’re doing here at our house.  We’ve still been reading, playing games, jumping on the trampoline, and cooking some amazing meals.

I honestly meant to get this done earlier today but got bogged down with other stuff.  I’m a squirrel chaser by nature.  However, it’s better late than never and I’m feeling a lot better about having the kids’ academic stuff for the whole week rather than doing it every night the night before, which is what I did last week.  You can check out what we did on my previous posts:

If you’re reading this and thinking I’m crazy and my kids should just be having fun and playing, etc. because that’s what yours are doing, more power to you.  However, I’ve got four and we’ve both got to keep working while we’re at home during the day so this is what it takes to keep them occupied just short of setting them in front of the TV all day.  If this is what you’re doing, no judgement.  My kids just get SUPER grouchy when they have too much screen time so we limit it.  If that works for you, again, do what works for you.  We all have to survive while we get through this.  

If you’re like me and you like to plan activities, then maybe this will help.  (Also check out the actual schedule, now that we revised it for Week 2 to accommodate for the different needs of the littles vs. bigs).

Here’s what I’ve got planned, with the understanding that it’s more than we will likely get to but, like I’ve said before, I’d rather over-plan and have more stuff to do than to under-plan and have craziness going on all day while we have conference calls scheduled.  This time, I put them into excel documents, which you can download and edit (because your kids probably aren’t named Will, Anna, Clara, and Kate and you may not way to make playdough or may not have Oreos to do the Moon Phases project.)

  • COVID19 Homeschool Pre-K Schedule- Week 2
    • A lot of this schedule came from our school
    • I’m super excited to get to watch Magic School Bus and eat Oreos with them as we learn about the moon phases.
    • What’s not on here is
      • Garen’s mom sent us some paper dolls from Alaska.  We’re also going to learn about the Eskimos while we play with them.  It was super sweet of her.
      • Physical activity- LOTS of playing outside any time I can push them outside.
      • Cooking- I’m going to let each kid help with dinner
      • Grape building- they love building things with grapes and toothpicks- it gets them to eat a healthy snack as well.  Bigs and littles alike try to out-design the other.
  • COVID19 Homeschool 3rd Grade Schedule- Week 2
    • Anna’s big focus continues to be on math and word problems
      • My mom created some awesome word problems just for her.  You could download them and change them to whatever your family members names are.
      • Prodigy continues to be a good way for her to show her progress to her teacher.
      • We’re hoping to find a way to continue tutoring remotely sometime this week.  We think Zoom may be the answer.
    • I’m going to do the planets/space with Anna and Will because Clara and Kate’s curriculum from school called for that and I think a lot of the activities they will enjoy, even if some may be a little “below their level”
    • We also are going to start trying to reach a chapter book together- Garen’s mom sent her one about a cat that looks cute.

ZOOM Mtg COVID-19

  • COVID19 Homeschool 5th Grade Schedule- Week 2
    • Will’s teachers are super high tech and have been good about giving him assignments through Google Classroom.  We’ll continue to work on those as they are assigned so some of this schedule may change.
    • He’s also had the opportunity to Zoom with his class and will do so again (as long as we don’t forget about it like we did last week!)
    • His big focus on Monday and Tuesday will be a project that goes along with his class reading Johnny Tremain.  He will pick a member of the Sons of Liberty and then do a google slides presentation telling about the member.
    • Like Anna, I’m also going to include him in the space learning because I think he’ll enjoy it.
    • He’ll finish up his Learning the States Worksheet and do a presentation before moving to the next state that he picks.  In case I didn’t mention it before, he chose Idaho for his first one.
    • Believe it or not, he really gets into the projects, like making something out of a box, so I think he’s going to enjoy the make your own robot or space station out of recycled materials project.
  • What’s not on these schedules that we will probably also do:
    • Garen’s mom sent us some paper dolls from Alaska.  We’re also going to learn about the Eskimos while we play with them.  It was super sweet of her.
    • Physical activity- LOTS of playing outside any time I can push them outside.  I think we will do some soccer drills since soccer has come to a screeching halt with everything else.
    • Cooking- I’m going to let each kid help with dinner.  This has been fun (and very messy so far)
    • Grape building- they love building things with grapes and toothpicks- it gets them to eat a healthy snack as well.  Bigs and littles alike try to out-design the other.
    • There will be games.  We’ve been playing a game almost every day since we’ve been home, which is super fun.
    • I’m sure there will be more random activities along the way as well.

Anywho…. I better get off to bed.  It’ll be a long, but fun week ahead of us I think.  I hope yours is fun as well!  Stay safe and healthy inside your homes (if you can), my friends.

Published by Liz

Crazy busy wife, mother of four kids and a cat, employee, friend, amateur chef, and wanna-be crafty person who often times is running around like a chicken with his head cut off.

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