By now your student understands they aren’t going to see their school friends or teachers for a long time. No matter how old they are, this is a devastating realization. Make sure that you talk to them today. Hug them. Tell them you love them, and it’s okay to be upset.
Have a student at home? Keep them writing. 20 minutes a day is sufficient. I’m having my oldest daughter journal about her day-to-day life during this historical moment. In 30 years, I’m sure she’ll find it fascinating. My youngest is doing the same, but mostly in picture format.
Let your kids read. Notice the word “let.” Don’t “make” them read material they will hate. Let them pick out their own reading. Yes, Stephen King is okay for certain ages. Yes, graphic novels are wonderful. Use common sense, but a student reading what they want will KEEP reading.