I don't know about you guys, but I did not anticipate that the school year might finish up this way. I will post information to the best of my ability on events happening in the world if I feel that it is needed. Therefore, the first section is on the virus that causes COVID-19.
I do feel that it is important to be informed, but it is not healthy to obsess about it. If you feel you are spending a lot of time worrying about current events, tell your parents so that they can help.
The rest of the resources are for learning things they you don't get to on a regular basis - this can be a great opportunity to learn more about the world you inhabit.
I will work to find ways that we can communicate and keep our community together.
For now, try these things:
1. Go for a walk with family and pets! See the hiking links below for ideas outside of your block - 2. Learn to cook a meal 3. Learn how to do laundry 4. Read a book outside of your normal genre - free downloads from the New York City Library 5. Use youtube, tik tok, whatever..., to learn something new 6. Play an instrument? Practice! 7. Write a story or a poem or a comic strip or a song 8. Learn origami 9. Call your grandparents on the phone 10. Catch up on sleep 11. Go outside in your yard - listen to the sounds for 5 minutes 12. Ask your parents to teach you a new skill - learn how to bbq, learn how to polish silver, learn how to sew a button
Learn about the virus:
Get the facts about the corona virus. Remember to get information from valid sources and to use common sense to keep yourself safe!
1. Dear Hank and John - Real brothers and vloggers John Green and Hank Green co-host a lighthearted advice podcast where they answer questions 2. RadioLab - This Peabody award-winning radio series/podcast delivers scientific ideas in a creative, innovative way. 3. Stuff you missed in History Class - Little-known history comes alive three times a week in this fascinating, comprehensive podcast from the people at HowStuffWorks 4. WhoWouldWin - A podcast about beloved comic, sci-fi, and fantasy characters
Movement and Exercise
Remember to keep your social distance at 6 feet or more, but get outside to enjoy the fresh air!