Good afternoon families. I hope that you are all well and have the resources you need to make these next couple of weeks comfortable for you and your family. Given the circumstances, I hope that we can all work together to do what’s best for your children and your family.
The administrative team at TES has been working this weekend to come up with a plan for moving forward. I am waiting to hear from them for direction. I will be in contact with you as soon as I am updated.
Several families have contacted me with questions and suggestions. I promise you that I will do my best to support you in whatever way I can. There are several sites online that I have seen are offering free access during the school shutdowns. I would recommend taking advantage of these offers. Mystery Science, Vooks, Brain Pop, and Age of Learning (ABC Mouse) are a few to take a look at.
READ to your child! Have your child read to you! Read together! Talk about books!
Last week we had discussions about character traits. The children learned about character traits that are on the inside and those that are on the outside. We made a character trait map about me and then they made their own about themselves. The children were just exposed to this last week, with the intent that our discussions would continue this week. When you are reading together at home, think about the characters and the character traits that could be assigned to the main character in your story.
Please be safe and practice social distancing as much as possible. I will be in touch, hopefully soon! Please give your children my best, let them know that I am safe, and I send wishes for all of you to stay safe and healthy.