Math time! We each get a plastic bag of manipulatives--we don’t share. We share our thinking using white boards and chart paper so that others can see it from their seats.
We use Seesaw to help our math learning and prepare us for demonstrating our thinking when we are working from home. Our teacher makes sure we understand the strategies and how to articulate our thinking as we problem solve together.
We also learn about art, science and social studies in ways that are interesting and safe.
I continue my learning from earlier in the week reading to build knowledge and vocabulary.
I write about what I am reading. Sometimes, I can make a video of my thinking and share it with my family and my teacher on Seesaw. I am also working on my writing using the strategy my teacher helped me with earlier in the week.
Every day I am learning at home, I have a lesson on Zoom. Sometimes it’s with a small group of my classmates, and sometimes our librarian holds a class meeting with everyone at school and at home to introduce us to new books and help us with our research skills.
My schedule reminds me to log into iReady math to make sure I am hitting my 45 minutes a week. I can use the same login as I do for Seesaw which makes this a lot easier. Today I am going to set a goal of 25 minutes.
We are studying fractions at school. My teacher includes a tool in the Seesaw library that I can use to help me show my understanding. We started this earlier in the week and I can find the materials we used in Seesaw to continue practicing.
My PE teacher asks me to make sure I stay active and move every day. Today I am practicing dribbling a basketball with my little brother.
I have three classes. Each period is 85 minutes long.
My teacher introduces new content and helps us apply our learning.
I bring my laptop to school to keep all my work in one place and I am able to access my online math and social studies textbooks so I don’t have to haul as much around.
Our assignments and resources are all available on Google Classroom, which makes it easier to continue my learning when I am at home later in the week.
We learn together in groups and activities, but use social distancing to stay apart.
At the end of each class, my teacher makes sure we know the learning goals for the week and when we can access help. My teacher helps me set goals for at- home learning, and we always check calendars so we know when to log into Zoom to join classes later in the week for mini-lessons.
Each of our teachers gets to know us because there are only 14 students in each class. We spend time each week checking in on our High School and Beyond Plans and setting personal and academic goals each week.