First, thank you to all of you who are helping to make sure your children are completing their online learning. This situation is hard for all of us and learning alone at home is very challenging for kids. Please know that teachers are not assigning work without and explanation for kids on what to do. Many students are skipping the directions and recorded lessons we are posting and then struggling to complete the work.
For science we have been putting the directions and links to all the recorded lessons, videos, google forms, and such for the week into google slides we post with each assignment. This puts everything in one place for students so they don’t have to wonder where the links and such are. (I cannot tell you how many times a day I have to ask a student if they watched the video lesson or to look in the slides.) The kids should not expect to be able to complete the work without going through the slides for that day and watching the recorded lesson.
If you didn’t see before I posted a video for parents showing you how to check up on your children in google classroom.
We will continue to make weekly phone calls on Monday and Tuesday to check in on students who didn’t do their work for the past week. If there is a family situation such as illness, hospitalization, broken computers, etc. that means your child needs more time to complete the work please feel free to let the teachers know so we do not all call you on Monday. You can email or text the google voice number I have been calling everybody from. (Email me if you need my google voice phone number from me.)
Thank you to the PTA for the wonderful teacher’s appreciation video they made and sent to us! It was so nice to see.
Thank you, stay healthy!