Thursday, March 19, 2020. Day 4 at home, day 5 off school, day 1 of Spring 🙂
Popped by the neighborhood QFC this morning before school. Downright civil, save the person trying to buy 6 packs of paper towels that were clearly labeled ‘1 per customer’. Even after the attendant told the customer ‘1 item limit’, they tried to do 6 separate transactions. Um…no. That’s not how this works these days.
These days. I fear that we will be put on shelter in place soon – that time when we cannot leave our home or property save the grocery or pharmacy or work (for those who still go).
On the work front, it was pretty good:
- I finished updating our library Symbaloo with more links for online resources.
2. Families were emailed. I could not wait any longer. No assignments were sent, no requirements made. Simply sharing information. There are loads of parents feel like they don’t know what ‘good’ resources are, so the email was intended to help. It also informed them of online events they could attend with their students. The result:
Thanks for sending these resources; they will be welcome additions to the [name] Schoolhouse curriculum. [A] says, “Hello! Thanks for the bingo game. We are already marking off squares!” Stay well.
Thank you! … I really appreciate you being in touch and your care for our kids!
3. An hour-long Zoom meeting with 16 colleagues. No issues logging in, which is always a win. A few new-to-me resources shared (Capstone is offering its app for free!? must investigate!), a discussion on what the district is doing and what we think our jobs will be next week, and another meeting set up for next Tuesday (to likely talk about our job).
4. A phone call with a district colleague, where we discussed using YouTube, potential lesson ideas, and teaching LRCII.
5. More think time. Creating a video is like storytelling, and I want to create something amazing yet accessible for our learners. My current plan: YouTube for sharing, iMovie for creating, giving credit to publishers & authors at the beginning & end AND explaining how this copyright works at the beginning (short & sweet, of course). I’m leaning toward 2 lessons a week: 1 for K-2, 1 for 3-5. Each would have a read-aloud, and each would have an extension component that would be completely optional. The extension could use our databases, or it could be STEM-based, or it could be writing.
The sun has been out in our suburb of Seattle, so there were 2 walks and 1 huge bike ride today. Gotta get the sunshine while the sunshine is out (and we’re allowed to be out).
…and that was Day 5.