What an insane year for everyone! It is the first time in OUR history where we as a global community are dealing with the same problem. I am hoping and praying that we will all get back to normal sooner than later. But in the meantime, we must ride the tide, so to speak.
My children will be doing 100% remote this year. I thought about homeschooling them completely but to be honest, I didn’t want to do that because I don’t want the funding in our district to be disrupted. So, as family we saw that remote is the best option. We will follow the schools schedule but I will be supplementing as per usual. I usually supplement work, so it is nothing new. But since they are home and we might have some down time – I will be prepared and I hope to be sharing with you all what I will be doing with my kids this year.
My son is starting fifth grade and my daughter is starting 8th grade. The official start date so far is September 10th but to be completely transparent, I am frankly so sad that my kids have been on their devices SO much this summer that we will start our learning activities Monday, August 24th.
The objective for this week is getting my kids into the swing of things. That means, waking up at a set time and having a healthy morning routine, getting back to using their brains for structured learning, and getting into a good exercise routine.
Here is what I planned for the first day:
- Save Sam Team building Activity
- Brainstorming Rules and Student Success – How might we have a successful school year?
- I Am Amazing Handout
- Smelling Sensory Activity
- Celebrating Accomplishments
- Grade Level Standards and Goal Setting
- Book Previews