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Working from home? These printable worksheets are a great option for independent work!
Ok guys, let's talk printable worksheets. Worksheets can be a great tool when they are used within reason. Do these printable worksheets replace direct instruction? No. Are they a great way to do projects or to review skills? Absolutely.
A few tips for implementing time with these printable worksheets:
Review the directions together. Even with older kids. Most of the worksheets review the same skill or idea over and over, so once a child has mastered the format, they can do it independently.
Go up or down a grade level. For totally independent work, you want to be sure your child can do the work……independently. My suggestion? I'd use a grade lower, build a folder or bask of that type of worksheet and have it on hand for while you are on conference calls or needing time to work (which I know most of you are right now).
Mix it up. Hands on learning, and a little worksheet downtime. Enviornment is key here. Can they take a clipboard and do a worksheet outside? Absolutely if weather permits. Can they sit in their room and listen to music while they do this? Why not? Worksheets are a great time to let your child self direct. Let them tell YOU where they work best.