It was great seeing so many of you on Friday. Everyone I talked to was positive and sharing smiles! We also heard from parents that this notion of "home schooling" is a bit overwhelming. Remember to take a deep breath and reach out to your child's teacher with any questions you have.
We are very fortunate to have authorized a homeschool charter last June, Lake View Charter, named in honor of Lake Elementary School. They have so many resources available to us! For starters, please consider the following suggestions:
- Students in Grades K-5 only need 1-2 hours of school per day
- Students in Grades 6-8 only need 2-3 hours of school per day
- Students in Grades 9-12 only need 3-4 hours of school per day
The rest of the day can be spent outside, crafting, cooking, chores, and family time!
Please don't expect them to spend 6-8 hours of school per day. The time spent in classrooms with group discussion and group activities is not relevant at home.
Here's a chart that may help to provide structure to your day.
In addition to the above chart, Lake View has shared this resource as well for both parents and teachers. https://bit.ly/2J94FMU
We also have some great resources from our very own!
- Ms. Ellen is providing physical activity through her Facebook page. She plans to go live on Monday, but the great thing about Facebook Live is that the video will be recorded and you can watch it anytime. So if you can't make it on Monday at 10:00 a.m., check in later to watch the video anytime. If you have a Facebook account, simply search for Ellen Heise and follow her.
- Mrs. Taylor is developing a Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) channel on YouTube. She will be uploading videos each week on Mondays to discuss ways to develop self-advocacy and social-emotional learning skills. These are great skills for adults and kids alike! Stay tuned on how to connect via YouTube.
Lastly, teachers continue to work on meeting the educational needs of all their students. They will be reaching out to families in the coming weeks to check in, say hello, and help with questions students might have.