As we look ahead to holidays and cultural events that, in non-Covid times, may have brought together family and friends near and far, we are delighted to hear how families in our community are reimagining traditions to fit the challenges we face today. As one Peck parent astutely noted, “It’s all about building new traditions on top of the old ones.”
From the depths of the ocean to the farthest reaches of the universe to the most memorable moments in human history, Peck students are devouring non-fiction TV and movie content, and learning about everything under (and beyond!) the sun while they watch.
Brain breaks—a quick 5-10 minutes away from the computer or desk—are essential for making distance learning a success. Without the physical movement that flows throughout a typical school day, students need to be reminded to give their eyeballs a rest and shake out their bodies! These activities, songs, and exercises will energize kids to keep learning. Read on for some ideas that can be enjoyed by the whole family!
In a few weeks of social distancing, art has proven a powerful way to remain connected to others. And with neighborhood walks now an essential outlet for exercise and fresh air, sidewalk chalk has become a popular medium for spreading cheer within the community.