I have gotten more information about how our learning will look going forward that will be shared with you on HCPS's many different platforms soon. I am going to be having "class" on Zoom twice a week for 45 minutes at a time. Our class days will typically be on Monday and Friday, except for the first class. We will meet at 1 p.m. This may change based on our needs, but knowing what hard-working students I have, I feel this would be the best format for them. The first class meeting will be on Tuesday, April 14 at 1 p.m. and last approximately 45 minutes. During this time, I will introduce the assignments for the week.
Assignments will come from a choice board, much like what you received in the first learning packet that went home in March. On Day One of our meetings, I will review the assignments I would like for your students to do for the week and explain all instructions. Then your students can work on them as they have time throughout the week. On Friday, we will be meeting to share finished products and celebrate each others' success. Throughout the week, I will be available to answer any student questions through the messaging feature in Schoology. I am sure there may be some kinks to this plan and we will work them out together.
Now, for what may be on your mind...
This is optional for the students to do. No grades will be assigned. It is my hope that I will get 100% participation from the students, as it will keep them engaged and learning through the rest of the spring into early summer. Also, we, as teachers, have been asked to assign 1 lesson from each column on the choice board each week for two weeks. There will be a total of 4 boards coming out to finish out the school year. IF your child would like to complete more than what is assigned, that is okay BUT is not required. Also, while I do encourage you to engage with your child, all of the assigned work will be something that is a review for them. They should be able to complete it with minimal assistance from you, so do not feel as if you need to teach them or sit with them while they do it.
Parents, please reach out to me on class dojo or through email if you have any questions or concerns.
Students, you can message me directly through the feature in Schoology.