Family Resources for At-Home Living & Learning

As we all navigate the new realities of staying put, we have compiled (and will continuing to gather anew) resources to help all our families and students stay curious and active during these weeks.

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Online Events Online Resources Sample Daily Rhythms Outdoor & Indoor Adventures Backyard Bingo  

If you have resources that you think would be a great fit, let us know! 

SAMPLE DAILY RHYTHMS

Daily rhythms and schedules can help families create stability and consistency in their days.

“In kindergarten, circle time and stories may be longer, while free play and other breathing out time may not be longer but instead will be more active and robust. The children’s ability to settle into painting and other artistic activities will expand too. Later, and in this same way, the grade school students will have developed some of the faculties needed to focus on more purely academic work. And later still, the sixth, seventh and eighth graders’ ability to work longer and harder at challenging topics will be supported and enhanced by a strong breathing rhythm. They won’t call it play time, but the eighth graders will still be going outside for some rejuvenation at recess, to breathe out after a long morning of breathing in. As Waldorf early childhood educator Susan Weber says in her essay, Some Thoughts on Rhythm, “This work-play-rest rhythm is a healthy habit for a whole lifetime.” – The Importance of Rhythm in Early Childhood

Our faculty have shared the following suggested schedules. 

Sample Rhythm for Early Childhood Students

  • 8:00: Get dressed/washed/breakfast
  • 8:45 Morning nature walk
  • 9:30 Morning circle, snack then free play
  • 11:00 Daily Activity
  • 11:15 Indoor free play, prepare for lunch
  • 12:10 Lunch
  • 12:40 Clean up, rest and story
  • 2:00 afternoon outside time

Sample Rhythm for Elementary School Students

  • 8:00: Get dressed/washed/breakfast
  • 8:30 Movement/Singing
  • 9 am: School Lessons
  • 10:15 Snack and recess
  • 10:45 School Lessons
  • 12:00 Lunch/ Recess/ Chores
  • — end of “home-school” part of day  —
  • 1:00 Nature/Movement/Excursion
  • 3:00 Music/Art
  • 5:00 Homework/Dinner -or- Dinner/Homework

Sample Rhythm for Middle School Students

  • 8:00 Morning Routine and Breakfast
  • 9 – 12 pm Morning Lesson and Skills Instruction
  • 12 pm to 1:30 pm Lunch and Break
  • 1:30 – 3:00 pm Art/Handwork/Music
  • 3:00 – 5:00 pm Break/Nature/Movement
  • 5:00 Dinner and Homework

INDOOR & OUTDOOR ADVENTURES

Fun, meaningful, and generally pixel-free at-home learning
(Note: Full credit to Wade Whitehead – https://www.wadewhitehead.com/)

Easy, Local Walks & Longer, Farther Hikes
note: we are removing properties as we learn they are closed, but please check before heading out. 

Longer list of great hikes – near and far, courtesy of the Reyes-Wangh family

Add a layer of adventure to your outdoor excursion with our Back Yard Bingo card – created by Coleen Ryan, our Science in Nature teacher. Click on the image to down load and print PDF.