Sample Daily Schedule
More and more adults are able to work remotely and most have daily schedules or routines they use to help them stay focused and on task. When your student learns in the cloud, they're going to need parent support to think about how to establish a regular routine. To develop your child's daily schedule, ask them about a typical school day. Consider their ability to stay focused and how long they can reasonably devote their full attention to a task. Below is a sample daily schedule. Your student's schedule will look different depending upon your family dynamics, grade level and your child's personal learning needs. Please note that this schedule is flexible and individal teachers may have other expectations which they will communicate to your child.
Grades Kindergarten through 6 Schedule
07:30 AM - Get up, get dressed, eat breakfast, brush teeth, etc.
08:15 AM - Organize learning space, turn on computer/device, log into any accounts teachers are requiring for classwork
08:30 AM - Review any daily announcements or emails from teacher(s) and get necessary learning materials (books, workbooks, etc.)
09:00 AM - Virtual Mathematics Lesson
10:00 AM - Physical Education - your PE teacher has posted workout or activity videos for you!
10:30 AM - Independent Reading
11:00 AM - Lunch and recess. Get outside and get some fresh air if you're able.
12:00 PM - Virtual ELA Lesson
01:30 PM - Take a quick stretch and nutrition break
01:45 PM - Continue to work on class assignments. Don't forget about art, music, and coding!
02:30 PM - Summarize learning in whatever way requested and submit learning evidence online. This is the end of a full day of virtual learning!
Learning in the cloud is just as challenging and rigorous as a day of learning in the classroom. Teaching and learning just happens in a different place. Like in the school, your student's schedule might be a bit different on each day of the week. There will be certain things such as stretch and nutrition breaks as well as lunchtime that should probably be kept consistent. What might change are the times your child hops online for video sessions or online chats. The more time your student spends learning virtually, the more you and your student will know about what works best in terms of keeping focused, on task and engaged in meaningful academic endeavors.