Week 5: April 27 – May 1
Happy Monday and Welcome to Week 5!
It is hard to believe that an entire month has passed of us doing home based instruction. Now, with the weather so hot, it seems like it should be summer. It certainly feels like everything is a bit off. Nonetheless, I hope you all had a great week. Here is to a great week though!
Numbers last week dropped a great deal and I am a bit concerned by this. I know it is hard to find motivation, but you all need to keep your brains engaged. Summer slump is a real thing and if we start this slide two months early we will have to start over from scratch. I promise that I am not introducing any new concepts, but rather building on those you have already been taught. If anything, continuing to do work and check in is simply good for your mental stability. Plus…I miss seeing and hearing all your voices. I am still having my virtual meets every day and I encourage you to pop in. It really is a nice break just getting to chat with you.
Due to the low turnout last week, I am changing this week’s work to something a bit more user friendly (I hope). With that said, the work I assigned last week should have been something you are all familiar with; it just required you to do a bit more thinking. On a side note: if you turn in an empty assignment because you don’t like the “missing” status, I will return it…over and over again. This takes time away from me doing actual grading and teaching though, so please don’t just hit the “turn in” button to remove that “missing” signal. Instead, you should do the work. Just a thought though. 😉
Parents/Guardians: all instructions are detailed on Google Classroom for your student to fully understand what is being asked. These instructions have also been provided virtually and with a computer walk-through. There are so many tools at your student’s disposal, and they have complete access to me, so there is no reason (school reason that is) why they should not be able to finish their work.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out. I know you are overwhelmed with emails and life is hectic, but I still want your student’s to succeed and more than ever I want them to be ready for next year.
Have a great week!