Our Awesome 5th Grade Class
Aloha Parents and Families
When my first child was born an elderly lady stopped me and said, “The Cobwebs Can Wait.” This simple phrase has been looping in my head for the past week. Please take the time to read this before our enrichment journey starts tomorrow.
Remember when your child was a baby? They still had that sweet scent of all things new? I have faint memories of those lazy days with my kids, soaking up and enjoying each and every second of them. Each second was fleeting and precious. I think we are all getting the chance to relive those moments under the quarantine rule, we get to do this together.
Obviously, your child is older, has new needs, (and can talk back which undoubtedly makes everything so much harder), but this is temporary and you all get to share and indulge in moments with them that can go uninterrupted. One day we'll look back and realize, these moments were fleeting, so my fellow parent and at-home-educator, “The Cobwebs Can Wait.”
Many of you are out of work, overwhelmingly stressed, and fearful. I am too, so let’s do this together, shall we?
Here is an essential guide for the weeks to come:
1.) We will post Enrichment Activities for your child to do this week. Most of what is on there will be introductions to new websites that we will be utilizing for at least the month of April. Starting April 6th we will track progress and content that your child is working on for grading purposes.
2.) You will have the entire week's schedule at your fingertips, do them when you can, how you can, and if you can. If your child is stressed about it, please don’t push it. Come back when he/she is in a better space.
3.) We will do our best to deliver the uncovered standards in a creative and attainable way while participating in distance learning. It is advisable to create a routine where they set aside time to complete their school work. This can be once or multiple times a day. By having a routine, your child will be able to focus better and it will be easier to complete the school work. Students can put on their school shirt, which can signify that it is time to do work. Maybe you can wear a school shirt with them, creating your KCS with a sharpie...be goofy. When school work is done, change shirts to show that school is done for the day. .
4.) Virtual Learning is second nature for some of you, and brand new for many others. Have grace with yourself, have grace with your kid, have grace with us, and “Let the Cobwebs Wait.”
5.) We are all faced with overwhelming emotions, expectations, and fears at the moment. For many of us what is being asked is impossible, find what is possible for you to adjust, get in your groove and do what works best for you and your family. We have covered the majority of our Standards this year so much of this will be review, feel confident that your kid will be okay.
6.) We are here to support you so feel free to call us anytime between school hours (8-3).
7.) If your child is struggling to complete their work, or the work is too easy for them, please let us know so we can help.
Welcome back to our Second Quarter! I hope you all had a great break that was full or rest and adventure. Below are a few reminders that are helpful to understanding how we run the class. However, please ensure that you are connected to our class via dojo. We use dojo for all communication and updates.