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 Please note: This list is not meant to be exhaustive; rather, it is an ever-growing, un-curated list of resources that schools can use to meet the unique needs of their communities and students.

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Homeschool During Coronavirus: How Parents and Kids are Reacting

Family Reading Time: Asking Open-Ended Questions

Information for Families: Childcare for critical Sectors

Are you a parent in need of child care

Resources

How to access the mobile HotSpot on your phone (Android users)

Hotspot refers to physical location typically public places served by an access point used to connect devices (phone) to one another (computer) using Wi-Fi


 Here's how you configure a hotspot connection on Android:

  1. Open the Settings app;
  2. Select the Network & internet option;
  3. Select Hotspot & tethering;
  4. Tap on Wi-Fi hotspot;
  5. This page has options for turning the hotspot feature on and off. ...
  6. Follow instructions to customize the hotspot feature to your liking.

Northside Achievment Zone Resource List

Distance Learning

Tips on Working From Home

Working from Home During the Break

      

Here are basic tips for working from home and staying productive. 

1. Eat the Frog

Yes, it will be tempting to press Snooze a few more times. However, it’s crucial to start your day productively while working from home, and early. After you wake up and eat a great breakfast and sip on some coffee, do the task you’re dreading right away. Fueled with the satisfaction and relief of accomplishing the worst task of the day, you’ll feel more motivated to tackle your to-do list.

2. Set A Schedule

Especially if you have children at home, you need a schedule to stay on task and productive.  Without meetings, calls, or breakroom chats it’s easy to burn out or lose focus. Create a daily schedule that works for you and your family. If you’re a morning person, plan to make your day top-heavy and schedule your difficult tasks in the morning, save your lower-priority tasks for the afternoon, and vise-versa if you’re a night-owl. Schedule time for lunch-breaks, cuddles, and walks with your kids. 

3. Get Dressed

Instead of wearing pajamas all day, create a mental distinction that you’re working by dressing for your day (it’s okay if you want to keep on your slippers).  Have your children get dressed as well to keep chaos at bay and provide them structure.

4. Create A Work Space

You may not be in the office, but you can have your own office. Instead of cozying up on the couch or bed, which should be for your inevitable Netflix bingeing,  dedicate a specific room or corner to your work. Let each person in your family have their own work space so everyone can be productive.

5. Take A Fitness Break

Instead of feeling alone, take a lunch break and call your partner, friend, or co-worker. Take your kids or dog for a walk outside and get some fresh air. Use your extra time to improve your fitness by trying a home workout program. Even while we are all working at home, we shouldn’t forget to connect with each other. 



Generation Next

Generation Next would like to she  collection of resources their partners have put together to help families and children right now.

 

https://gennextmsp.org/covid-19-resources/


Boys and Girls Club of the Twin Cities

The Boys and Girls Club has put together an educational resource page which is found here. https://docs.google.com/document/d/11Ccx9KBG9F4oqV45QAQIsib03WYKrso0tawdRltL7Oc/edit 



Amplify Reading

We know you're under tremendous stress right now, and we want to help. Amplify is committed to ensuring that you're equipped to provide your students high-quality instructional resources beyond school doors.

 

We are offering free access to a remote learning version of Amplify Reading, our adaptive digital K–5 reading program that provides students with evidence-based instruction and practice in all foundational skills.  

Support

We know parents are struggling to balance work, child care and self-care while keeping worries — both your children’s and your own — under control. You don’t have to do it alone.


10 Tips for Homeschooling During the Coronavirus - 

https://www.npr.org/2020/03/23/820228206/6-tips-for-homeschooling-during-coronavirus


Comic Version: How to Homeschool your children without Losing your Sanity-

https://www.npr.org/2020/03/27/816575527/comic-how-to-turn-your-home-into-a-school-without-losing-your-sanity

 

Food For Children - 

 https://cws.mpls.k12.mn.us/covid19 


State of Minnesota COVID-19 FAQs - 

 https://mn.gov/governor/covid-19/faq/ 


Community Free Meal Program - 

 https://www.soulbowlmn.com/events/ 


Parenting During the Coronavirus - 

https://youtu.be/QC0ODP78YlM?list=PLnEQkAsadC1GC2LMkpn-ApSPrDosgPawU


How to talk to Children about the Coronavirus - 

https://youtu.be/WhVad8ToCiU


Manage Screen Time - https://youtu.be/JVGeFp4bBxIlist=PLnEQkAsadC1GC2LMkpn-ApSPrDosgPawU


Make Your Home Feel Safe - https://youtu.be/RzbWO72piLglist=PLnEQkAsadC1GC2LMkpn-ApSPrDosgPawU


Staying Calm - 

https://youtu.be/Cy3f3zhnNPslist=PLnEQkAsadC1GC2LMkpn-ApSPrDosgPawU


Limit the News - 

https://youtu.be/4pdmnr2oHuwlist=PLnEQkAsadC1GC2LMkpn-ApSPrDosgPawU


Stay Active - 

https://youtu.be/_100tYE66jwlist=PLnEQkAsadC1GC2LMkpn-ApSPrDosgPaw

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