Take Care Teachers

Forty video takes, endless Zoom meetings, and a pounding headache…it’s time for a break! As teachers we know how vital it is to schedule break times in for our students. Without them our days would be a disaster, but why do we never schedule time for our own breaks?

With Covid-19 coming in like a wrecking ball, we are all struggling to stay above water as we navigate through our new normal. Before we could easily separate work life from home life. Now we are living the work from home life, making it harder to separate the two. Here is how we can focus on taking care of well-being during this challenging time.

  1. Exercise

30-Minute No-Equipment Cardio & HIIT Workout

Get ready to torch calories with Le Sweat founder Charlee Atkins! This no-equipment workout includes three circuits that are going to get your heart rate up …

YouTube contains thousands of different workouts to get you sweating. My personal favorite is following along to cardio workout routine videos. They’re an interactive way to get you moving while also promoting fun.

Workout videos not your thing? No worries. Exercise comes in many different formats.

            • Take a nature walk
            • Kick a ball
            • Have a dance party
            • Just move!

2. Phone A Friend

Social distancing only means staying physically away from one another. We need to check in on each other regularly. Venting our frustrations to someone or playing a game allows us to relieve our pent up stress and makes our time feel a lot less lonely.

3. Watch A Show and Eat That Chocolate!

Or whatever your guilty pleasure snack may be. This is a perfect way to relax at the end of the day. Dr. Priscilla J S Selvaraj has found several different benefits on why watching TV can be good for you. With nowhere to go but our couches, why not indulge on that show we’ve always wanted to start? Television promotes inspiration, bonding, and keeping us actively aware of the world we live in.


Lastly, you are not alone! This period has been a challenge for all, but we will all get through this together.

3 Ways to Become Fun Quarantine Teachers

No one ever thought 2020 would be the year parents turn into teachers. Covid-19 has brought out many emotions and changes into our daily lives. The last worry you need on your plate is entertaining your preschooler.  Here are 3 fun and engaging activities to keep your children entertained and you sane.

  1. Hand Washing Sensory Bin

Teaching children about the importance of cleanliness and hygiene is very vital for their safety and well-being. However, teaching children how to wash their hands with a sink and a nursery rhyme can become very repetitive and disengaging. With a hand washing sensory bin, children have the opportunity to learn and experiment on how to wash hands with a quick and inexpensive activity!

2. GoNoodle

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GoNoodle is a free website full of interactive videos that are sure to get your children up and moving. Videos on this site range from teaching children 15 different languages to having them dance along with their favorite cartoon characters. This is a perfect activity for to get children active on those cold, rainy days or for those moments where you need them to be indoors.

3. Restaurant 

Yeah, yeah, we’ve all played the game with our children where they mix a bunch of plastic food into a bowl and tell you to eat it. When you do (and hide the toys so they think that its really gone) they then laugh and tell you that they put hot sauce or some other funny “substance” in there. But what if we brought their restaurant alive without having hot sauce in our food? We can with these 5 easy steps!

  1. Create a theme
  2. Create a Menu
  3. Create the food
  4. Dress up to match the theme
  5. Eat!

This is a fun way to go to those favorite restaurants that are currently closed or to bring some entertainment to dinner. Children are working on their writing and artistic abilities by creating a menu. They are being taught life skills, math, and science as they turn different foods into a meal, and parents are able to get dinner out at a reasonable time!

One can only hope that this quarantine ends sooner rather than later, but with these 3 new activities are bound to help you and your child through these long days.