Although my district is using today as a planning day for teachers to prepare comprehensive review plans that are consistent among teachers within a grade level, we are officially starting our homeschool today. I volley back and forth between being excited to have this time with my daughter and scared/sad that I am not in my room with my students.
I know my plans as a teacher include pushing out some solid review by topic each week until April 3rd. I will also post some optional extension activities. Since this is new to everyone, it is hard to tell what is the right amount of work to post. Everyone at home is operating differently right now; everyone will work at a different pace and have a different motivation. I think this is an important time, however, to establish a consistent schedule and routine. IF this goes longer than the governor's mandated three weeks, families need to be prepared to have children mentally and physically able to learn new material at home.
As a result, I am recommending to parents to do the following:
Mrs. Jodi Hetman is a fourth grade math and science teacher. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are solely my own.