My second day of working from home began early this morning, with a video meeting with our school superintendent. He shared the latest information on what the schools were doing in preparation for the upcoming weeks of at-home learning.
Another meeting was held early this afternoon with our grade level teachers from across the system. We were told about subject level meetings, as well as possible formats that our lessons might take.
I did get one communication from a parent whose child’s packet was missing her social studies and science assignments. I assured her that there would be online opportunities for her to have alternate assignments and that seemed satisfactory to the parent.
I also located several other resources that I’ll be able to utilize with the online learners over the coming weeks and have bookmarked those for easy future reference.
I also was able to correspond with a few students who had found their way back to Google classroom and was able to answer their questions and send them a friendly greeting. I even had one students who has taken it upon herself to do some research on the last topic we were covering in science and that brought a big smile to my face.
One last thing that I did today was work with the video recorder on my home computer. I think this will provide a more reliable way to share lessons once we’ve reached that part of the at-home journey. I am pretty sure I’ll be able to save those files to share with the students. I even made a demo video and the results were pretty good for a first-timer.
So day number two is completed and on Monday, it’s the real deal as we continue this journey that no one saw coming…and taking it one day at a time….and today has been a good one.