Hello and Welcome to the 20/21 School Year!
I hope you were able to enjoy the summer sunshine!
This year will be unlike any other. It will present challenges to all; parents, teachers and students. I believe we can acheive so much if we remain patient, work hard and commit to being online and prepared each day!
In preparation for the new school year, I have been busy learning about our new online learning platform, Canvas, and building my virtual classroom. There is much to learn and much to be excited about.
My Paraeducators this year are Mr. Nelson and Ms. Angie. They will be supporting your children in a variety of ways, including attending online general education classes with your child and making sure your child gets that special support when needed.
In an ever changing world there are updates from the Everett School district below that can answer your questions.
FOR UPDATED INFORMATION FROM THE DISTRICT ON COVID-19 PLEASE SEE THE WEBPAGE BELOW.
FOR TECHNOLOGY INFORMATION FOR FAMILIES, PLEASE SEE THE LINK BELOW
Students/Parents can request technology help here: https://www.everettsd.org/Page/32748
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It will be really important for your student to be set up properly for virtual school this year. Below are some ideas for getting ready for success:
Twenty minutes is the magic number. Reading to your child for just 20 minutes a day exposes them to 1.8 million words a year. There are several ways you can expose your child to reading. Listening online, reading out loud to your child, having your child read to you or a sibling, or letting your child read to themselves are great ways to expose them to reading.
Set a Schedule
Just like getting up, getting dressed, having breakfast and catching the bus was the routine before, you can expect that same routine minus the bus. We will be operating on a similar schedule to a regualr year, it will simply be online. Start on day one to establish this important routine and stick with it. A consistant schedule makes for good habits!
Designate A Space for Learning at Home
At school, your child has a designated desk or a seat at a table. This is the place where your child sits when the teacher is giving instructions. At school, your child’s teacher also has a hub where all the supplies, like pencils, and markers are kept. It will be incredilby helpful to create these spaces in your house.
Reach out to your child’s teacher
ANY TIME. I will work to get back to you within 24 hours and help solve any issues you might have!
Give Yourself Grace
The most important tip of all the tips I am giving you is this one, give yourself grace. Maybe you didn’t read to your child today, it’s okay you can read tomorrow. You didn’t get through all the assignments, it’s okay, reach out to your child’s teacher and let them know what’s going on. No one is mastering learning from home right off the bat, not even me and I have taught for years. This new temporary normal is something we will all have to all get adjusted to. During this time just remember we are all stressed or nervous or afraid so be kind to each other. We will get through this learning at home journey but it will take time and patience.
We are all in this together
I will be updating this website as I obtain access to Canvas and Language Live and with more information as we move along.
Take good care!