Thanks to all who made it to the zoom hangout!!! It was so nice to see their smiling faces! They were so cute saying hi to each other and showing toys. It was definitely a moment needed on this sad day.
I’m sure everyone has heard that they have suspended face to face teaching for the remainder of the year. The paperwork also listed a lot of other stuff that the school district is still analyzing. We have our Montessori staff meeting tomorrow and will hope to have more answers.
I have already created a 3 week plan for april like I did for March. I had planned on sending them out end of next week. I switched up some of the websites so they won’t get bored. I also added in the topic themes I had planned on teaching. After I talk with Mrs. Fournier I will blog post and let you know the plan.
I have also been working on personalized work goals for the students. I went through the testing I had done before we left and had some goals for the students that I had hoped they would master before first grade. Depending upon what the district wants I will either send these via email or have a zoom/google hangout session with parents to discuss these.
I am hoping we can proceed as we have been where I send you the goals and you send me the pictures of them completed. Then I can send positive messages or videos back.
As I said on the zoom hangout I am hoping to have a summer picnic once everything has calmed down and we are allowed. At the picnic the children will get their pizza memory boxes of stuff I have collected throughout the year and my traditional slide show on a usb that I normally play at kindergarten celebration.
This was my golden year of teaching—- 10 years. Your kids have been inspirational in helping remind me why I love teaching! They are caring, compassionate, and responsible. My heart aches at the fact that they aren’t “mine” anymore. However —- we have 10 more weeks of togetherness, just in a different way. They can give me ALL the hugs next school year.
Let’s conquer this together the next couple months. I am here for you and your family. Just an email away. Please let me know how I can help ❤️
Give your kids extra hugs from me tonight.