Suggested Daily Schedule

The following schedule is from Khan Academy
https://www.khanacademy.org/

 

Preschool, kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade

Time

Activity

8:00 – 9:00 am

Breakfast/Get ready (Yes. Change out of PJs)

9:00 – 9:30 am

Khan Academy Kids (ideally doing it while sitting next to a parent or older sibling giving them positive feedback for effort). Khan Academy kids starts at the basics of letters, numbers, and social emotional learning and goes through the first grade standards in math, reading, writing and social emotional learning.

For students with stronger literacy and motor skills:

Khan Academy  Kindergarten1st grade and  2nd grade math can be appropriate. Ideally a parent or older sibling sits next to them while doing this. One practice that we’ve seen teachers use to great effect is to have all students start on Kindergarten and then move to 1st grade2nd grade, etc. This helps ensure that older students are filling in any knowledge gaps that may have accumulated. It also helps build momentum and confidence.

Course challenges and unit tests can be used to accelerate through material. For students with minimal gaps, they should be able to get through a previous year’s content in 1-3 hours.

9:30 – 10:00 am

Play. Ideally outside if weather permits.

10:00 – 10:30 am

Reading time. Ideally this would be time to read next to a parent or sibling. If students are ready, they can read on their own.

Suggested books (by reading level):

10:30 – 11:20 am

Break. Ideally run around and play outside. Have a snack.

11:20 – 12:00 pm

Writing practice

  • Write and illustrate a story about someone having a funny adventure when they stay home sick.
  • Draw a picture of what you think a virus looks like. Tell about the different parts and how you think they work.
  • Change the writing activity daily.  River Road Elementary will give suggestions of writing prompts starting Monday, March 23rd.

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Lunch – Listen to an educational podcast! Try Wow in the World! If you like science, Stories Podcast or Circle Round to hear a story, or Noodle Loaf to learn about music!

1:00 – -7:00 pm

Relax, go outside, play, time with family.

7:00 – -8:00 pm

Lights out, time to sleep!

Grades 3 – 5

Time

Activity

8:00 – 9:00 am

Breakfast/Get ready for an awesome day! And yes, change out of PJs 🙂

9:00 – 9:40 am

Assuming you’ve gotten a good night of sleep, your thinking will be sharpest in the morning so let’s start the day strong with some math! Whoo hoo!

Khan Academy math practice has got your back. Depending on your confidence and grade level, one of the following courses are likely good for you:

One practice that we’ve seen teachers and students use to great effect is to start, regardless of age, on Kindergarten and then move to 1st grade2nd grade, etc.

Course challenges and unit tests can be used to accelerate through material. If you don’t have too many gaps, you should be able to get through a previous year’s content in 1-3 hours. If you do have gaps, it may take a bit longer, but that is good!  This is your chance to fill in those gaps that might otherwise hold you back in the future.

You’ll see that if you are able to put in at least a solid 30 minutes a day of math practice and keep leveling up skills, you’ll see big gains and, most importantly, really see the world in new and exciting ways!

One you are at your grade level, try to set a goal of leveling up at least 3 skills a week.

9:40 – 10:00 am

Play. Ideally play outside. Get that heart pumping.

10:00- 10:30 am

We just released the first version of reading comprehension practice on Khan Academy. It is grouped by grade level:

We recommend starting at your grade level and doing 1-2 practice sets per day (or 10 practice sets per week). This should take about 10-20 minutes per day.  If you find it difficult, completely okay to start at an earlier grade level. Likewise, if you find the passages and questions to be easy, feel free to move to higher grade levels.

10:30 – 11:00 am

Silent reading. Curl up with a favorite book or magazine. Here is a great list of titles that you might want to get your hands on:

http://www.ala.org/alsc/sites/ala.org.alsc/files/content/compubs/booklists/summer/alsc-2019-summer-reading-list-grades3-5.pdf

11:00 – 11:20 am

Break/walk/play. Try to get that heart pumping again!

11:20 – 11:40 am

Khan Academy Grammar: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar

Recommend starting by taking the course challenge a few times to figure out what you know and don’t know.

11:40 – 12:00 pm

Journaling /writing. Things to write about/prompts:

  • Write a funny or exciting adventure story about what happens when school is closed.
  • What are you excited or worried about?
  • Write a letter to yourself 10 years in the future. What do you want to tell your future self?
  • How do you think the world will be different after the novel corona virus?
  • Change the writing activity daily.  River Road Elementary will give suggestions of writing prompts starting Monday, March 23rd.

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Lunch –  Listen to an educational podcast! Try Brains On! If you like science, Forever Ago if you like history, or Story Pirates to hear funny stories written by kids.

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Enrichment:

Programming computers is far more fun and creative than you probably ever imagined. Both these resources start by creating fun cartoons and animations and work your way up to creating fun games that your friends can play.

2:00 – 8:00 pm

Relax, go outside, work on passions, time with family.

8:00 – 9:00 pm

Lights out, time to sleep!