Recently, Janet Compiano Alonso–a friend since 4th grade–sent me the following note about an event that brought joy in her life. And since she has known me since we were nine years old, she calls me Karen–though I am not “A Karen.”
I know you have no personal connection my little country school across the street from my house, but my heart is so full of joy I had to share. Your blogs are always full of a positive outlook and I thought you might enjoy this.
The staff including teachers, admin, secretary, para-educators, bus drivers, and custodians who have been working tirelessly over the last few weeks to prepare for successful distance learning. I walked over this morning to give the some moral support and was completely amazed with all they’ve done….. comprehensive grade level lesson plans, chrome books, hot spots, detailed instructions in two languages to help students and parent understand how to use all the technology, supplies… there’s even a science experiment in a jar!
There’s so much angst about kids and school (a more than reasonable worry) but I felt like every effort had been made to assure the best possible learning experience despite the challenge.
Actually…. more “hands on” and relevant curriculum than we ever experienced in the 50’s!
Ps…. this is not ‘splaining…. just jumping for joy!
HAVE A JOYFUL WEEK AND STAY SAFE!