Teaching online would be easier if we all had the proper equipment and amazing internet service. I have learned a lot through this experience though and I hope others are as well. A few things that I have learned is that I like to be with other people. I can now have video chats through Google Chat, through Facebook messanger, or through my email. I started using ClassTag and love it. I have set up three video chats where I was able to see and speak with 6 of my students and their families. I hope that soon I will be able to connect with all of them. I have a mask to wear when I go to town. I will be glad when I can travel and visit with people face to face.
I went to Carver today and the halls seemed to echo. I didn't know how lonely it would seem. Luckily my daughter went with me. She was someone to talk to and help gather some of my teaching materials. I am not sure how everything is going to unfold, but I definitely am learning new things. If you have any questions know that I am only an email away. Starting next week I am going to be online along with the other second grade teachers holding virtual office hours. This is another way we are trying to help our students complete this school year.
I am monitoring my email account. If you or your student has any questions about the assignments or how to navigate onto the classlink account, please contact me. If I don't know I will contact someone who can help us.
I also wanted to let you know that your student can go onto the raz kids website for reading and mobymax website for reading or math skills.
I am trying something new. I am trying to step into a new form of communication. On Thursday, I sent home a ten day packet of work for students to work on while schools are closed. It has 3 sheets for your child to work on each day. There is a reading comprehension sheet, a language arts sheet and a math sheet. All skills are a review. If your family is interested, your child can also log onto their classlink account. On the classlink account they can access iRead and ixl. They also have a Mobymax account they can work on math and language arts skills. Please email me, if I can help you with the work that was sent home.