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Distance learning can be very overwhelming because it’s something new and our little learners are now on a computer screen instead of our classroom. There is new technology to learn and how do you even teach your students over video? Super overwhelming and stressful, I know. But the worst part is that it looks like this is going to last for the rest of the school year.
Take a breath and think about what things or activities did your students LOVE doing at circle time or small group? Now some of those you can do on a video conference but it may just look a bit different. Now yes, it will be harder to keep their attention and you may be nervous because families are watching you too. You CAN do this and it WILL get easier each time for both you and your students. Check out this post with all FREE distance learning visuals and management tips.
This post is all about ACTIVITIES you can do and many of them I’m guessing you did during your circle time or small group in your real classroom! Now you can do these on a video conference like Zoom or just make a video of yourself doing a circle time (just imagine the students are answering you back).
Before I tell you the list, please remember to still make a mini-lesson plan even if you sketch it on a Post-It note. This will help you makes sure you have your materials next to you and just like regular teaching when we plan with intention, it is higher quality instruction for your students! And teacher friends you can still use printable games and they are great visuals for our little learners too.
Let’s get to it! I just made the printable images so you can save them to your phone if you would like.
Yes, your lesson plan can be super simple but please make a plan! You could even print these four to a page.
I hope this list helps as we all switch to teaching remotely and virtually. If you have a tip, trick, or suggestion you have figured out, tell me and tag me in the Pocket of Preschool Facebook Group. We are all in this together friends.
If you want to send home activities for your families to do check out (you can send these via email or on a private school site):
If you are able to make Home Learning Bags, check out this post for ideas!