Virtual Outings, Anyone?!
Hello all! Like many of you, my kids and I are stuck at home with no school because of the COVID-19 pandemic. To keep our minds active and cabin fever at bay, we’ve decided to go on a “Virtual Outing” each day we’re out of school. Please, join us!
This is what they will look like:
EXPLORE: First, I’ll provide a link to a website, video, or other interactive on-line resource to explore some place exciting. We might visit a museum, arboretum, historical site, poop-themed amusement park, who knows. If you have somewhere you’d like to go, leave me a note in the comments, via Facebook, or by email.
DISCUSS: I’ll provide some prompts for families exploring the site/video/etc. that encourage
curiosity, critical thinking, and connecting the content to your lives.
DO: I’ll include links to at least one hands-on activity that you can do at home with common household materials. I’ll try to include projects that integrate a variety of academic topics and skills including math, reading, writing, science, history, art, etc.
Our first adventure will be Monday, March 16 to the New York Hall of Science!
P.S. If you’re an educator/interpreter from a cool site and want to help create a Virtual Outing, please be in touch.