Article / Published Apr 13

One Great Thing for Tuesday, 4/14

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.

How much time are you spending outside at the moment? (Be honest.) The days are getting longer. A little sunshine is good for your body and spirit. Even while honoring social distancing, most of us can manage 30-60 minutes a day of fresh air.

Should we cancel summer vacation? Not a pretty thought for kids (or teachers), but here’s a case for why school leaders need to start considering alternatives to the traditional school year calendar, in the midst of the current crisis.

Numberphile is an enthralling set of videos and podcasts starring mathematicians. Middle and high school students can start by watching this fifteen-minute video on the Golden Ratio, which influences art, architecture, and music.

If you could live your whole life in another era, which one would you choose?

The postal service is still up and running, thanks to our dedicated postal workers. Get off email and try a family letter-writing campaign: Each person in your household chooses a friend or family member to write to (or choose another household and send a batch of letters from your family to theirs).

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