- Pick one day to send an email with an overview of the weekly expectations.
- Consider sending a printable schedule that outlines the weekly assignments.
- Set up consistent office hours. Be available during that time to answer questions via email or through a Zoom meeting. Keeping the time consistent will benefit parents/guardians that are juggling schedules for the whole family.
- Class Meetings on Zoom – We meet twice per week for 30 minutes. We greet one another and discuss a question or complete an activity.
- Flipgrid – I post a video question and students record their answers and post. This is a great way for the students to “see” each other.
- Post a Question – Google Classroom has a feature that allows you to post a question. Students can comment on posts written by other students. I like to post questions about the book I am reading aloud to them. The commenting feature can be turned off if students abuse it. Thankfully, I have not had to do that.
- Padlet – We have a “Learning at Home” Padlet. Students post pictures that show the fun things they are doing. I enjoy seeing the pictures each day.
- Snail Mail – I created a coloring page and sent one along with a note to each student. You can grab it here.
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