One Great Thing for Monday, 4/13

As parents grappling with life in the era of coronavirus ourselves, we know how hard it feels to get through these days—let alone what the next weeks and months will bring. Every day, we’ll share a few great things that are helping us cope with kids at home, work to do, and plenty to worry about. We hope they help you, too.

Here’s a unique opportunity, courtesy of this unusual moment in our lives: As parents, we’re getting a window into what our kids are like as learners. What do you notice? What supports do they need? What gets them excited? Write down your observations and share them with your child's future teachers—they’ll help them get to know your kids.

It’s weird to see grocery store shelves missing common food items like peanut butter and canned tuna—but the good news is, the virus probably won’t cause major disruptions to our grocery supply chain.

From Wonderopolis, here’s an engaging lesson on the Annunaki, mysterious gods in an ancient culture. Were they real beings? Just myths? Aliens? You and your kids will enjoy learning about them and making up your own minds.

What scientific discovery would change the course of humanity overnight? (After a vaccine for the coronavirus, that is.)

Before you toss them in the recycling bin, consider repurposing finished toilet paper rolls for art projects.

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