Day 47 (Day 2 Week 10) Learning from home: It is different; I am grateful

You know you have something good going when families ask for access to learning plans after school ends. Ten weeks of learning plans for nine grade-levels will be available all summer.

For the past 9 weeks, our teachers have been co-laboring as grade-level teams and as vertical teams to forward learning for our students while we are safe at home. Facilitation of these multi-sensory learning experiences has been both synchronous and asynchronous. You are welcome to review some of our plans here (Fifth Grade), here (Third Grade), and here (First Grade).

Week 10 offers parents the opportunity to conference about their child and their child’s learning with their child’s base classroom teacher.  While base classroom teachers are with parents, our Specials Teachers are facilitating synchronous morning and mid-day meetings with our students and offering asynchronous learning experiences too.

At my own home, my freshman daughter is finishing up her second week of completely asychronous classes with some synchronous class and advisment meetings thrown in.

I appreciate the teamwork and planning from her school. It is as intentional as our planning at Trinity.  She has projects and tasks that offer her choice and voice in her learning.

Thank you, Jack Morgan: The reflections from the poetry unit reveal her emotion, her writing ability, and are deepening her love of words and reading. I am so grateful.

Thank you, Pamela Martinez: My garage is often an art studio. The work you had to tackle to get her needed supplies was difficult and so worth it. The joy and excitement she experienced while learning a new technique helped her through the distance. I am grateful.

Thank you, Lily Liu or Laoshi: I have loved watching my child plan, research, write, and speak in Chinese. The ‘choose three out of four’ gave her the opportunity to write, video, intentionally plan, and produce in her chosen next language.  I am grateful.

Thank you, Steve Stodghill: The targeted skill practice and reinforcement to prepare for the next level of mathematics gave her credit for her previous learning while adapting to lazer in on needed review and strengthening. I am grateful.

Thank you, L. B. Joel: Customizing feedback to develop, describe, and explain an exercise routine for her as a thrower is so energizing.  She is committed to developing both strength and stamina, and she now has a plan designed for her by her with your feedback. I am grateful. (And, I am proud to have been your teacher. I love that you are her teacher.)

Thank you, Evan Munger: Your customized feedback to spur her interest in exploring with a pinhole camera – well, cameras – highlighted how well you know our daughter.  Physics, photography, and art as a culminating project for Annie is perfect.  She has learned so much about time management, engineering, art, focal length, and light. Over and over, she exclaimed “wow, I am having so much fun!” I am grateful.

I know learning has been different over the past ten weeks. But, wow! I am so grateful to have a front-row seat to experience my child’s learning, work, and passion.

I know learning has been different over the past ten weeks. But, wow! I am so grateful to have a front-row seat to experience the commitment, learning, focus, and intentional planning of Trinity School’s faculty. Ten weeks of learning plans for nine grade-levels will be available all summer.

#ThankYouTeachers

I know learning has been different over the past year.  Our test scores are up.  Our teachers are teaching and our students are learning.

I know that learning has been different.  We are learning new, different, and very important content, skills, and connections.

We are teaching and they are learning.

It is different.

I am grateful.

 

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