Q: Where do we turn in the work assigned by the school district?
A: The work is intended to maintain a modicum of normalcy. You won't turn it in. However, if you are a conscientious student who wants to do well, you can snap a picture of your page and send it to the teacher. In fact, I thought I should include a portion of an assignment that RUTH sent to me. The work here (left) is her writing response to a prompt at the end of the district's learn-from-home packet for the first day. RUTH always has creative thoughts such as this, and it makes me proud to see her continuing her creative thinking at home.
A: Again, please ask. You may send your concerns to me via ClassDojo or email.
Q: The teacher has created and posted lessons online. The district has assigned weekly packets. Which do we do? Both?
A: All of this is like shopping for shoes: you want to try them all on to see which ones fit, with the least amount of pain, while still allowing you to move forward. Some kids are comfortable with the basics, while others are ready to keep moving where we left off. Others students have been directing their own learning and doing additional things on their own, like ELLA has done in the video below.
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Q: How long should I work on school things while we are away from class?
A: At school, we take breaks, and the teacher intervenes when there are struggles. I cannot expect your home setting and schedule to be like school. If you're getting an hour or solid work in at home, I'd say that should keep you making progress. Of course, you can still read for pleasure on top of that.
A: Take plenty of recesses, drink lots of water, practice safe hygiene, listen to the authorities, and, once in a while, be spontaneous and conduct a fire drill.
- positive behavior
- discussion quote
- reading comprehension
- a character from the Revolution: Mumbet
- mental health
- reading fluency
- Civil War
- Civil Rights
- bonus content: fitness, science, and a read aloud