Navigating School Life, Online Learning, and So Much More!
Updated: Dec 9, 2020
Welcome back to the CAFYIR Blog! We hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. Today we have awesome animal facts, school tips and tricks, motivation mantras, and so much more. Enjoy and get in touch with us using the #CAFYIR on all social media!
CAFYIR on the Computer
This week our CAFYIR on the Computer Teams are learning lots of new things and doing lots of fun activities. Our Kindergarten through 5th graders are learning about kindness in the spirit of Giving Tuesday and our 6th through 8th graders are learning about time management and living deliberately!
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Fantastic Fact Floor
Today's fun facts deal with animals! If you have any fun facts that you'd like to share, share them with us using the #CAFYIR on social media and it may be featured in next week's post!
Did you know that 7% of American adults believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows?!?! (Chocolate milk does not come from brown cows)
Did you know that polar bears can eat as many as 86 penguins in a single sitting?!?!
Did you know that a lion's roar can be heard 5 miles away?!?!
Did you know that a baby octopus is about the size of a flea when it's born?!?!
Did you know that a sheep, a duck, and a rooster were the first passengers in a hot air balloon?!?!
This week's focus is school! Check out these awesome tips and tricks that will help you better navigate school and online learning. If you'd like to share any tips or tricks with us use the #CAFYIR on social media!
Elementary School Students:
Seek help from a teacher, parent, or guardian if you’re having trouble navigating school. If you are doing online school make sure to take regular breaks so that your eyes and mind can relax!
Middle School Students:
"Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!" Studies show that eating a healthy breakfast improves memory, concentration, and energy levels.
High School Students:
Sleep is important! Keep a consistent sleep schedule so that you are more alert and aware throughout the day.
Stay motivated! Find ways that work for you to stay motivated and focused when completing work. Try studying in a new place or working with a study group.
Parents and Guardians:
Utilize the resources provided. Whether that's parent-teacher conferences, Progress Book, Class Dojo, or other class sites, take full advantage of the resources that allow you to stay involved with your child's education.
If there's a holiday you celebrate, share it with us using the #CAFYIR on social media!
December 2, 2020
International Day for the Abolition of Slavery: Slavery is often confused with a historical event but is currently a pressing issue. Over 40 million people worldwide are victims of modern day slavery. The United Nations developed International Day for the Abolition of Slavery to spread awarness and provoke solutions. Not only on December second, but everyday, try to educate yourself on prevalent issues such as this one.
December 3, 2020
International Day of Persons with Disabilities: International Day of persons with disabilities was developed by the United Nations general assembly in resolution 47/3. It was created to educate people on the struggles and limited rights that people who possess disabilities have to face in their daily lives. It is also used to develop sports, easier access to transportation, and many more efficient ways for people with disabilities to have equal opportunities. On this International Day of Persons with Disabilities consider donating to an organization that is working to create equal opportunities for people with disabilities.
December 4, 2020
Wildlife Conservation Day: Wildlife Conservation Day works to emphasize the need to protect animals in the wild that are vulnerable to poaching, habitat loss, etc. To learn more about Wildlife Conservation Day check out the video here.
December 5, 2020
Flag Day of India: Flag Day of India is celebrated to honor the Indian Army. Over the course of a week people take the time to remember the fallen and respect/take care of servicemen with disabilities. Miniature flags that are dark blue, light blue and red are given out to represent the Indian Army, Air Force, and Navy. Celebrate this Flag Day of India by researching the origins of the holiday, donating to organizations that support servicemen, and volunteering at events!
December 6, 2020
St. Nicholas Day: St. Nicholas day is a Christian holiday that celebrates the origin of Santa Claus leading to Christmas. Families often share the story and good deeds of St. Nicolas to inspire and celebrate good doings. People celebrate this holiday by feasting, decorating a stocking, and helping someone in need!
December 7, 2020
National Pearl Harbor Day of Remembrance: On this day, each year, people in the United States come together to remember the lives lost in the attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II. To learn more watch the video here.
December 8, 2020
Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day: December 8th is a great day to get creative! It’s a holiday set to dressing up as time travelers, remembering the past, creating the future, and using your imagination to be able to travel through time. You can participate by dressing up as your favorite time traveler, building your own time machine, and using phrases/words from the past and future. Scientists believe that one day humans will have the ability to time travel, so we might not have to imagine for long!
This week's YouTube Activity is based on our video: Physical Fitness and Activity
Once you've watched the video create your very own activity log to keep track of all of the physical activity you do in a day.
Now create your own activity log and share it with us on social media using the #CAFYIR.
"All our dreams come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." -Walt Disney
"Intellectual growth should commence at birth and end at death." -Albert Einstein
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." -Martin Luther King Jr.
Emily's Special Segment
Hi everyone! My name is Emily and I am the Chief Operations Officer of CAFYIR and today I want to tell you about one of my favorite children's book! It's called "The Day the Crayons Quit" by Drew Daywalt and I've loved it since elementary school. The book is about crayons who have a few complaints.
You can purchase it here or listen to the read along here!
Let me know what you think of the book using the #CAFYIR on social media.
"We Challenge You!"
This week, we challenge you to think of 5 things you're thankful for! Thanksgiving was last week and Giving Tuesday was December 1, 2020 so we think this is the perfect challenge for this blog.
Share what you're thankful for with us on social media using #CAFYIR and we'll feature one response in next week's blog post.
Conclusion and Contact Us
Thank you for reading this week's blog. We hope you enjoyed! Check back next week for a new post. In the meantime connect with us on social media:
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