As we close the third week of our distance learning, we are settling into our routines. Teachers have mastered the online platforms and each day, modify their in-class lessons to target only essential content, and at the same time create digital ways to deliver the content. I am in awe of the effort the teachers are taking to serve their students. Every day is a new day and every day needs to be created out of thin air -- the online teaching playbook does not exist.
Teachers are targeting essential content only, and parents should expect that students are working more than four hours every day. In the classroom, students work at different paces, and have a variety of learning needs. It is no different with online learning. What is taking some students 4 hours to complete takes others two hours, and others six hours. For early finishers, please work on the encore class assignments.
Thank you, parents, for being amazing partners in this journey. It does not go unnoticed that you, too, are putting in many hours to help your children. If you are looking for enrichment activities, there are many virtual field trips and coding challenges for students to engage in while staying home. It is also a good idea to push back from the computer and start a garden or other outdoor activities.
The Resource department has created a google classroom with access code:
All students and parents are invited to visit the page for brain break activities, and links that provide additional practice as well as learning games.