The educators at St Francis are working hard to sustain and support learning for your children during this time period of sheltering in place. We recognize you’re working hard on the home front. Adding to your management strategies, we suggest considering some of the following materials:
Circle of Grace Curriculum: COGProgram-Overview-and-samplelessons.pdf
Bishop Vasa Message to First Holy Communicants: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPdrxImtRpA
Bishop Vasa Message to Confirmation Candidates: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0qHSRJ6hjo
Tips for Working Effectively from Home
Ideas for thinking about time management when you’re doubling as a teacher for your children.
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The list below provides some unassigned internet resources for parents who may want some additional things for their children to do:
Six Virtual Tours
You’re homebound but checkout these virtual tours of museums, national parks, the zoo, the Great Wall of China, Mars, and Hawaii!
This site provides movement activities that get kids up and moving- no sitting around with Go Noodle!
The Bay Area Discovery Museum offers three different activities here. The activities are hands-on/minds-on designed to be fun.
Make Your Own Flarp
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Walk the Talk
Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media is a independent, non-profit, researched based organization that helps parents, teachers, and child advocates understand and support access to our multimedia world. They offer a number of useful links below:
Best Music Apps & Games for Kids
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50 Books Kids Should Read Before They are 12
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Common Sense Selections
Common Sense Media has reviewed hundreds of media materials over the years. They offer a Common Sense Media seal for specific movies and shows. The seal means you can trust that the selected movie or show is not only age-appropriate but has the potential to spark family conversations, entertain families of all kinds, and have a positive, lasting impact on society. Here’s a list of the movies & shows with the Common Sense Media seal: https://www.