What a crazy time this is. We are entering uncharted territory as teachers and what a huge learning curve for us all.
It is strange coming to school without students. It is way too quiet and I miss the laughter. I do hope you are all safe at home and well.
In planning for the next few months, we have had numerous meetings to work out the details of what this will look like through distance learning.
For my students, each week I will be uploading 2 videos for Language Arts and 2 videos for Math to support my students.
Here is what my weekly plan looks like:
Language Arts Videos:
Video 1 – Read Naturally passages – a short video for each reading level. I have 4 reading levels that crossover both the 4th and 5th grades. Your students will receive a packet with their leveled reader in it and I will also post these passages on this site. I hope to call each student to do their "hot" reads at the end of each week to assess their fluency.
Video 2 – Support GenEd teachers in their writing and/or reading assignments. Whatever the general education teacher assigns, I will help my students by further explaining or expanding on that assignment. I will send supplemental sheets in packets and also upload them.
Video 1 – Teach a “basic skills” math lesson. Most all my students have a “multi-step or single-step” story problem/algorithm goal and I will focus on those goals. I will send home and upload story problems that I will work on in the video.
Video 2 – Support GenEd teachers in their math assignments.
I will also contact my students and their families at least once a week, starting April 6, 2020. I am looking forward to working with you in this new learning adventure. My phone number/extension is posted here so feel free to call and leave a message with concerns anytime. I will check that regularly and I will get back to you. I may be working from home but I am still available M-F 7:45 - 3:15. If you are not available outside those hours, let me know on the message what time is good for you and I will try to call then. You can also email anytime, I will be checking that daily.
Be kind, be safe and stay healthy,
Phone: 505-384-2001 x2546