We are gearing up for our new school year that will begin with hybrid learning. While the start of school is usually a very exciting time, this year that may be a little different. With all of the changes and challenges that will come with hybrid learning, I want you to know that I am here to help you and you are not alone!
I am not going to leave you high and dry to figure this out on your own, I am only a phone call/email/text away from helping you. The other great thing is that G.W. Carver (really all of Salem City Schools) has a wealth of resources. If I don't know the answer, I will be able to track down someone that will! I realize that sometimes it is harder to reach out for help when you have a million different things going on at home - so I'm welcoming you to my team of teaching and pointing you in the direction of a couple resources to have handy if you should need them!
The first trick is my resources page that walks you through step-by-step explanation of how to navigate my canvas homepage! Since Canvas is still pretty new to me, I will be adding documents here as I find them, so be sure to check back often!
One important thing to remember is that we are calling on you to support and guide your child through the distance learning - your student is responsible for completing their own work. That being said, every student works at their own pace - some will finish before others and that is okay! If you are struggling to make sure that your child is working for the suggested amount of time, consider setting a timer for the task at hand. For example, if your student is working on ST Math, you might set the timer for 20 minutes. When the timer goes off, the student knows to log out of ST Math and either take a quick brain break or move to the next assignment. This helps to create a routine and gives you the mental break that YOU need!
I know that you will be hard at work with your student while they are fulfilling their distance learning requirements, but remember to take care of yourself too! I respect that many of you are still reporting to work, while trying to manage the new normal of hybrid learning. You are rockstars!
Be sure to reach out and ask for help as you need it. We are going to take things one day at a time and we will be better together!
We got this families, you are SO appreciated!
I am so excited to be writing to you telling you that I am just about ready for your students to join me in my classroom! I have been working really hard the last couple of weeks to make sure that our room adheres to social distancing requirements, while also being a space that is comfortable, safe, and inviting for all of my students!
Our theme this year is Home Sweet Classroom and I have tried to make it a very calming, but inviting environment. Some highlights of our room include a flexible seating option (that will be sanitized after each use) and a reading nook (only to be used by one or two students at a time).
It seems like forever ago that I had students in my room. In fact, it was very strange walking in last week to see "March" on my calendar. Regardless, I cannot wait to embrace our new normal of hybrid learning and start getting to know all of my students!
See you soon!
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