Going back to school during COVID-19
Back to school is here again, and for most kids, it’s not the normal back-to-school time as you may be used to. Who better than military kids to get through this next chapter with resiliency and creativity? Many unknowns and constant change may still exist, and things will be different for returning to school depending on where you live. It may be in-person, virtual, or a combination of both. Military kids know to focus on what you can control, rather than what you can’t.
Here are some resources and tips that may be helpful as you get back into the new school year.
Stay active while social distancing
Social distancing doesn’t mean distancing yourself from the outside world. Get fresh air each day and continue to get physical activity. Parks may be closed in some places, but all you need is your two feet to start walking. Physical activity is essential to stay healthy during this time and to stay focused as you start a new school year. While you may not be able to exercise with friends, consider a fun workout online together or participate in a challenge to see who stays the most active each day. Click here for more tips!
Explore out-of-this world fun with NASA STEM
Experience a wide variety of science, math, engineering, and technology ideas for students in kindergarten through college. Click here to explore: https://www.nasa.gov/stem
Set your sights on success with Tutor.com
Connect to an expert tutor 24 hours a day, seven days a week on Tutor.com for U.S. Military Families. They provide live, on-demand tutoring, test preparation and homework help in more than 100 subjects, for students in kindergarten through college. During COVID-19, program eligibility has been extended until Sept. 30, 2020, to include any adult or child member of Department of Defense civilian, National Guard, reserve or wounded warrior military families. Click the link on the Military Kids Connect homepage under the “See More” section.
Make learning at home fun
- Create a special "homework zone" that's peaceful and fun to be in. Have colorful notebooks, fun pencils, sticky notes, and anything to keep you inspired and motivated.
- Keep a routine to help with stress and to stay organized. It’s important to keep a schedule even if you’re learning at home.
- Keep a positive attitude! Your attitude has a huge impact on how you see the world and can help you get through the day. Find at least one thing to be grateful for each day, even if you’re having a bad day.
- Reward yourself! If you’re struggling to get through some homework or a project, set a timer, focus on a task, and have a fun reward once you complete your goal. If you have siblings you can each pick something for the other one so it’s a surprise, and even make a fun competition out of it.
COVID-19 will continue to bring challenges to all of us, and Military Kids Connect is here to help. Please reach out to us to chat or if you need help finding information, we’re here to help point you in the right direction. You can contact us here on the website or reach out to us on Facebook or Instagram if you need help finding resources. Remember, stay healthy and stay happy!