Hello! I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy in this "pandemic!" It's a crazy world out there right now. I remember when I said I was so glad this baby wasn't going to be born during flu season. But now it's looking like he'll be born right in the thick of all this! Ugh!
Anyway, I wanted to talk about remote learning. I know a lot of school districts are rolling out tele therapy programs to serve their students right now. However, I live in an incredibly rural area and tele therapy just isn't an option for many of the students around here. It often has to do with internet access. In fact, until about a year ago, I couldn't even get reliable internet access at my own home. And now that we have it, it's pretty expensive in comparison to some of my friends in more populated areas. Therefore, a lot of the school districts around me are using "remote learning packets" to make sure these kids are being served.
The district we live in is currently doing this, as well as many of the districts my friends work in. Basically, our school district has a packet pick up time two times per week. Each teacher prepares a packet for each student in their class. Service providers add additional activities to the packets for the kids they serve. The parents can pick up the packets when they come to pick up their food distribution for the week. Or they can pick up the packets during one of the two allotted times. If they don't pick their child's packet up by the end of the week, it is mailed to the child's home. They can return it the next week when they pick up their new packet or mail it back to the school.
While it definitely isn't as interactive or supportive as being able to see your students through tele therapy, it's better than nothing for those kids that wouldn't be seen at all. I'm not saying that every family completes the packets or even looks at them. But it is a great resource for those that do!
Anyway, I thought I would round up a list of TPT products that would be good for this type of learning - some from my store, but many from other people's stores. I have seen lots of lists for tele therapy materials, but not as many for remote learning. Hopefully, you find something that you can use!
I'll start with preschool language.
Here are some preschool articulation ideas.
Elementary language ideas.
Elementary articulation ideas.
Social Skill Ideas.
All of the resources I linked are either no prep or partially no prep. You can just print what you need to add to each child's individual packet!
This whole process is crazy! How do possibly prepare for an entire school shutdown?! But, yet, here you are. Making this whole process look easy and making sure your students have everything you need. You all really are superheroes!