First of all, remote learning might look a bit different for each family, given your own unique schedules and needs, but I’m hoping to help keep things consistent and steady. This post is a bit long, so I’ve made a couple of quick reference sheets that you can print out and use. I’ll link them at the end of this post.
We’ll kick things off on Monday with a class Zoom meeting at 9AM. In the meantime, continue to try logging in to everything and building familiarity. I’ll be recording and posting more videos to help get signed in. If there’s a specific request, let me know! Next week, we will work on Language Arts, Math, and Specials assignments. I expect that we’ll be spending a good deal of time troubleshooting. We know that things will be confusing at times, so hang in there!
8:00 Attendance/Check-In: Upload a quick post to Seesaw letting me know how you’re doing.
8:20 Chapel: Prepare your mindset for the day. Do something quiet to help focus and prepare. Ideas can include reading something inspirational, taking a walk, doing yoga stretches or meditation, making music, or more. I’d recommend avoiding screen time and devices. You’ll get plenty of that later!
9:00 Morning Meeting (Zoom): Students sign in for a daily morning meeting with the class. We’ll go over the work for the day, answer questions, provide some whole-group instruction, read aloud, etc.
***I really hope that this is a time that everyone can be part of. ***
10:00 3-4 hours of academic work: Schedule this time as works best for you. There will be daily assignments posted on Google Classroom. You might want to plan breaks for snack, lunch, moving around a bit. I suggest this plan:
- work on language arts, math, and social studies
- take a break for lunch
- work on specials assignments
- practice independent skills on Freckle.com
- read independently
Communication will be key! During the hours of 9-3, I can be reached by Zoom, email (email@example.com) or text/phone (I prefer that phone be left as a last resort or emergency). My cell phone number was in the materials passed out at open house last fall. If you don’t have it, please email me and I’ll send it to you.
After 3PM, please email me any questions and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.
Here are the key apps we’ll be using. Everything can also be accessed on computers through your web browser.
This will be our hub for posting assignments and for students to submit work. I’ve added you as guardians on this, so you should also receive notifications of activity here.
This app creates a digital portfolio where students can share pictures, audio, video, drawings, etc. We’ll use this for sharing projects and work samples. I emailed the class QR code yesterday – when you open the app and click “I’m a Student,” you can scan the code to sign in to the class account. If you are using a home device with an up-to-date app or logging in on a computer (at web.seesaw.me), the home codes originally sent home should work.
This app lets us video conference as a class and in 1:1 or small group chats. I will start each morning with a 9AM zoom class meeting. If your child is able to login and participate, great! If your home circumstances don’t allow that, I hope to have the meetings recorded and posted online later in the day. Additionally, I will have Zoom available for students to meet with me between 9AM and 3PM. These can be regularly scheduled meetings (I’d like to set up regular check-in times) or impromptu asking for clarification on an assignment.
Epic is an online library with thousands of books, videos, quizzes, etc. The titles are searchable by AR level (look for your ZPD range!) and by subject.
Here are some quick-reference sheets I’ve made with the information from this post. Go ahead and print them out and use at home!
Suggested Daily Schedule
Today I Worked On… (Checklist to help kids organize themselves)