Our students are creative, thoughtful and full of questions! We have a busy group of first graders who are currently learning from home through a remote distance-learning model. We have just received word that our school system will be closed through the end of April, but recognize that with the current pandemic, that date could be pushed even further. Our classroom is our home, and the students will forever be 'my kids', and it's impossible to describe the feeling of being in my empty classroom without them! With that said, we are still full of hope, and eager to learn!
Each child in my classroom absolutely loves learning, although the method and environment in which they learn best vary greatly.
We incorporate a variety of learning strategies, group work, and alternative seating and learning options to ensure that each student's needs are met, right where they are! These will continue as students work on distance learning, and are able to share their work back with us remotely!
We talk a good deal about the barriers for student success right now, and about how to make sure students have the tools they need to succeed. I've been working on writing letters to students so that they can have something special from their teacher arrive in the mail. I'd love to be able to write even more letters, and mail stamps to my students on pre-addressed envelopes so that they can write back to me easier!
These stamps and postcards will be used this year to communicate with my students during our remote learning so that I can stay in touch with them in a variety of ways!
Who DOESN'T like getting a letter or a postcard in the mail? I have already decorated my fridge at home with the letters I've received back from my students, and I would love to think that they treasure the communication from me as much as I love receiving mail from them.
Letter writing not only is a wonderful skill to build upon written communication, it's also a lesson in financial literacy through the Post Office.
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