Our lives as we know have been flipped upside down since March. Teaching and life in general just hasn’t been the same. First, we were throw into virtual teaching and now some of us were thrown into teaching on campus with limited to no resources. I wanted to share a few things that I’ve found to help make teaching and life a little easier since everything has changed.Some of us are face to face and some of us are teaching virtually. I put together a list of ideas of how to make teaching during covid easier.
Help Students Keep Their Face Mask- Teaching During COVID
I found a small, woman owned business out of Georgia. This mom has been making the Face Mask Friend to help students and kids keep up with their mask. This little tool has been so helpful for students not losing their face mask. They can hang the mask on the back of their chair during mask breaks. These have been a life saver for my kids and neighbor’s kids!
Individual Book Bins for Students
The idea of putting together individual book bins using magazine holders would help provide books for students. This way. the books can be cleaned easy. If you are looking for tips on how to clean books, you can read a post I did a few years ago right here. Teachers who make individual book bins will help with classroom instruction while teaching during COVID.
Individual Center Boxes for Students
In order to give students something to do during the morning procedure, making individual center boxes is helpful. I wanted to use skill based activities that I could just print at a smaller scale. We reduced printing for these short vowel literacy centers to 70%. They fit PERFECTLY into the photo boxes. These help teachers during covid because students have an effective and safe way to practice their foundational skills.
Do you have any other ideas or tips for teaching during COVID? I’d love for you to share them in our facebook group!
Digital Literacy Centers
All the things digital are the way of life now. I’m super excited about creating digital reading intervention for you! The units are broken up into individual skills so that you can assign students exactly what they need.
Online Read Alouds for Elementary
Reading to students has become challenging through virtual instruction. It’s so important for teachers to continue this routine for students. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I get uncomfortable reading online in front of an audience. So, I’ve got a solution. We do a mixture of teacher read alouds and online read alouds via Vooks.