With all the craziness that is happening in our country right now with the coronavirus I thought it would be helpful to make a daily block schedule for my kiddos and I.
We found out yesterday that all of the public schools in Utah are having a soft closing. It’s like a 2 week spring break. Minus all the parks, library’s, vacations, play dates, and interactions with friends and family.
In order to keep my sanity I made a daily schedule in blocks of times to help us stay on track and not get lost in days of randomness.
Because days with all of our kiddos at home can be long I am hoping this will help.
Some of the blocks or things we will be doing during these times are:
- daily list
- school work
- playing outside
- family time
- quiet time or naps
I understand that not everyone will have or need the exact same schedule as my family and me, but I’ve included a free download of our daily schedule. I have it broken down in blocks of time. There are words and pictures (my kiddo’s ages range from 2-8).
I have also included a free blank block schedule that you can fill in yourself. 🙂 You’re welcome. Haha
I’ll be working on list of things that my kiddos can do during some of the blocks. As I finish them, I’ll update and add them there. So keep checking back to see what has been added.
In my prior life at a first grade teacher I know how important it is to have consistency with kiddos. In this time of weirdness I know it will be important for us to maintain some consistency.
I am not an expect in anything related to coronavirus but here are some things that I have read, learned, or know about being prepared:
- Panicking will not help! People stay calm!
- The precautions being taken are going to help the virus from taking over and will save lives!
- Stay home and away from people if you are sick or feeling any of the symptoms.
- Teach your children the proper way to wash hands, clean up after themselves, and get into a daily habit of cleaning/wiping down commonly used surfaces.
- We have some emergency preparedness and food storage. I am counting this as a good learning experience to know where we need to step it up and get more serious about food storage and emergence preparedness.
- Please think of others in this time: elderly, those with underling health issues and serve them. Don’t buy everything in the store, leave some for everyone.
- Stay positive and calm. Children will feed off of your energy: positive or negative. Be a good example to them.
Okay, now that I’m off my soap box… haha… but really! You guys, I have anxiety and I am feeling pretty calm about things. Call me crazy, it is weird for me.
Let me know how you plan to stay sane during this crazy time of the coronavirus. Are you going to start a daily schedule?