Our faculty has been busy creating a list of options for student learning activities that will help keep students engaged during our school closure.
Tips for Learning at Home
- Identify a space, such as a dining room table, that could become the study space. It is beneficial to make this space different from a bedroom or other location with distractions.
- Develop a structured schedule for school work. This structure will begin to form a routine.
- Eliminate other distractions, such as cell phones and television, from the environment.
- Ensure some “brain breaks” and exercise opportunities within the work times. The balance of mind and body will be especially important given the stress and anxiety.
- Reinforce the importance of consistency in sleep patterns. We want to avoid “summer mode” when some students stay up very late and then “sleep until noon.”
- Stay focused on the learning. Students can take this opportunity to learn more about things that interest them. It is rare to have such flexibility to really focus on personal areas of interest and study. This is a great chance to do so!
- Ensure that you have the log in information that was sent home on Thursday, March 12 available.
- Create a finished work file or folder to keep all completed work. Instructions on how to turn in work will be sent at a later date.
- Have "BASD Tracker Calendar" handy. Click to download it> ** Note: If you do not have a printer, you can simply write the information on a blank piece of paper.
- We will be using Google Meet. This tool will allow teachers to communicate with students and parents. It is a free tool. Teachers will have “Office Hours” daily starting on Wednesday, March 25 using Google Meet. Information will be sent to you regarding how to access and use Google Meet. In the meantime, you can make sure you have this tool handy on your devices.
- Create a set schedule for your child’s day. Include work time, lunch breaks and “brain breaks”.
Student Learning Enrichment Activities
Click the link for access to student learning enrichment activities. We will continue to add additional resources to these pages.
Butler Area School District on Butler Radio Network
Butler Area School District teachers will be on Butler Radio Network for one hour every day Monday-Friday!
- 9:00 am (grades 7-12)
- 9:30 am (grades K-6)
Tune in to WISR AM 680 or listen online at https://butlerradio.com (choose the “Listen Now” tab and select WISR AM 680). You can also listen to past episodes online. Click to listen>
Thank you to Butler Radio Network and Dillon McCandless King Coulter & Graham Attorneys at Law for making this unique learning opportunity possible!