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Register NOW to Join Us On April 22 for School in the Time of COVID-19

  Register NOW to join us on Wednesday April 22  at 4pm EDT for a free GCP webinar, School in the Time of COVID-19!  We are gathering a group of experts who are helping educate and motivate our children in this crisis to give us strategies for managing the homeschooling experience. Wondering how best to oversee their schooling while [...]

Need a Break? Elmo’s Playdate is on TONIGHT at 7pm EDT!

Tonight, Elmo is hosting a virtual playdate, and everyone's invited!!  Elmo and his friends are all stuck at home during this pandemic, and his mommy and daddy have helped him set up a video play date with lots of his Sesame Street and celebrity friends including Tracee Ellis Ross and Lin Manuel Miranda.  This half hour of fun premieres [...]

Homebound Easter Sunday Celebrations

Tomorrow is Easter Sunday, and as we all know it will be celebrated this year in ways unlike any other.  Social distancing requires us to stay out of churches and cancel family gatherings, and we will be spending Easter at home with whatever members of our family with whom we have been isolating.   Here are a few home bound [...]

More Homeschooling Help & News

Have your children settled into a home schooling routine yet?  From many reports, this is an uneven and bumpy road.  Some schools are providing an entire day of schoolwork, and parents are struggling to keep track of passwords and schedules, manage device use and sharing within the family, and track their children's progress, while trying to do their own [...]

Caring in this Crisis: Helping Others

In an earlier post we talked about the importance of caring for yourself physically and mentally during this COVID-19 crisis.  Today we want to focus on caring for others:  what can you and your family do to help others in this time of need? Even though parents have so much on their plates now, taking some time to focus [...]

The Latest in Online Resources: Wide Open School from Common Sense Media

Hang in there, homeschooling parents, more help is on the way!  Common Sense Media has just launched its Wide Open School platform, a free collection of high quality online learning experiences for families and educators.  Common Sense Media recognizes that our education system is not prepared for this abrupt transition to remote learning, and that while some schools are [...]

More Great Online Homeschooling Resources For Parents and Students

Trying not to overwhelm you all, but we want to send along some more great homeschooling resources: Khan Academy:  This free online learning site is taking it's responsibility to help parents and teachers with remote learning very seriously.  Starting with the page that asks "How Can Khan Academy Be Used For Remote Learning During School Closures?",  the site gives [...]

Lesson Planning for the Homeschooling Week Ahead

My mom taught 5th grade and was a reading specialist in NYC public schools for over 30 years.  When I was young, we knew that whatever weekend family activity we planned would need to end by Sunday afternoon so Mommy could focus on her lesson plans for the week. When I started teaching my Parenting courses at Hunter last [...]

Thoughtful Thursday: Some Poetry Fun for the Beastly Boys and Ghastly Girls You Know & Love

How is all this family togetherness working out for ya? It's Thoughtful Thursday, and we figured you and your children might need some comic relief. Here are a few wonderfully wicked poems by Shel Silverstein (who authored The Giving Tree). They were included in Beastly Boys and Ghastly Girls, a book of poems about ill-mannered boys and girls, compiled [...]

Online Learning Resources: Homeschooling Help

Remote Learning, Homeschooling, it's a new day, and we need to try to get up to speed on all of this pretty quickly. Here's a list of online learning resources for you and your children to help you navigate this brave new world: Getting Organized: sites to help you get started Seven Strategies to Plan, Prioritize and...Plan?!!: tips for [...]