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As you probably already know, our Spring Break got extended. Please see the GISD website for official details on when we will resume school.
I realize that you may have some socially distanced and bored children. Here are some suggestions if you would like to ensure some learning still occurs during this difficult time.
- All of our apps on Classlink are valid ways to improve all areas of learning.
- I will update you soon as to specific assignments I'll be suggesting, but at this point ANY math or reading is valid and helpful.
- Various companies are providing educational opportunities. I put two as links on my site, along with a poetry and spelling app that may be fun as well.
- Write! Have them write about their feelings, what they are doing or not doing. Have them write poetry to express frustrations, fears, concerns. Any type of writing is fantastic. If you have a spiral around, have them keep all their writing in that. Send it with them when they come back to school! It will be a great sharing and reflecting tool. If they want to write me letters telling me things, have them email me or use Google Docs and share! I'll be GLAD to read them.
- Read! Anything! If you'd like to ensure it has some educational merit, ask them to do the following
- write a summary (if it is fictional) using "somebody-wanted-but-so-then" format.
- figure out the theme or message the author is trying to get across
- ask them to write a play about one scene in the book
- choose a character and interview the character as if they were a reporter
- Have your child create things at home! Art, cooking, building things are all great ways to develop critical thinking skills.
This situation is so very scary and stressful for everyone, maybe more so for children. I will be checking my email once a day so if you have any questions, please give me 24 hours and I'll reply.
Please be safe.
Sincerely, Mrs. Olmstead