is an interesting time for our world and is a learning experience for everyone involved. After spring break, Trinity moved to online class, which is an interesting experience for an elementary school teacher. Right now, the third and fourth graders have started a new Reading BINGO challenge. Their first BINGO is due by the end of the quarter. This has been a fun way to get the students to find books and genres they like to read, because they get a taste of each genre and can find something they like to read. Most of the class enjoys the Dogman graphic novel series. Our class is also using an online library called Epic! and the class as a whole has finished 696 books since January! Reading is an easy thing to do at home and is nice to do remotely.
For grammar and math, I had to print off all of the worksheets they would need for the next three weeks. This is an interesting way to teach, because the students are basically learning the material on their own and then I am available for questions on our google classroom. It's kind of like a flipped classroom, but we can't meet in person to talk about what they learned.
I have also started using a resource called "Legends of Learning" that helps students learn science and math concepts by playing games. I think the students will have fun and learn from that. We are also starting to use BrainPop, which has information on all of the core subjects. These will be great resources for us in this time of remote learning. I hope everyone is still learning what they need to in order to stay on track, but I also hope they are getting to spend quality time with their families and enjoy being with them at this time. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, our class will do a devotion together on the Zoom app and we will do some sort of fun activity. Our first activity is a class trivia Kahoot, which I think will be really fun!
I miss seeing all my students and I pray that this time is a relaxing time for them and a time where they can get closer to their families and to their Creator.
Blessings to everyone in this odd time.