I hope you were able to make the best of and enjoy this extended spring break. These few weeks have certainly reframed my thinking about the world around me. I cancelled my travel plans to California and tried to enjoy my time here on-island with my family instead. We have done crafts galore, played lots of board games, and read as much as possible.
This school week is considered a second week of spring break for students allowing teachers to plan an online-based approach to learning. Luckily, our students already have access to several online programs at KCS. I am waiting to meet with other staff and admin later in the week to form a plan moving forward. I will continue to communicate with you through email and the Weebly.
One idea I would like students to think about this week is how we can be supportive and show gratitude to the “essential” workforce, specifically first responders, and healthcare workers, but also including people who are working to keep essential services open for us such as grocery stores and gas stations, pet food supplies and pharmacies.
I will be posting more specific guidelines and assignments by next week, but you may hear from me before then as things unfold. I would also like to remind everyone to please try and take this time to read, read, read with your keiki! No amount of online instruction and work can replace this vital experience for emerging readers. This is also a good time for children to learn life skills such as sewing, cooking, cleaning and gardening.