Hello East Richardistan!
This coming week is Spring Break. I hope you can use this week to destress, relax, and even process what's been happening around us.
I will be working this week a bit to catch up on grading, lesson planning, and professional developments for the district. I will be on and off Schoology here and there, but won't be regularly available as I have been the last three weeks. I am also going to try and destress, relax, process what's going on, and go for lots of bike rides to get some fresh air.
I will be uploading assignments for the week upon return, and possibly beyond. However, they won't be due until after Easter. If you so choose to take advantage of this time to get ahead, you are welcome to do so, but I will create deadlines where if you start back up on Monday after Easter, you'll be able to complete assignments on time.
If you are behind on any assignments (in any class), I encourage you to use this week to catch up, so you can start afresh, with no stress (see what I did there?) after Spring Break, strong and ready to tackle the rest of the semester.
Thus far in our online schooling, I have assigned the following:
1. First Invasion: War of 1812 - Video and Notes/Questions
2. Industrial Revolution - Brain Pop - Video and Quiz
3. U.S. STATES Map Quiz (the capitals assignment is to come)
4. Presidents: Madison, Monroe, Quincy Adams - Videos and Notes
5. Quarantine Check-in Writing Assignment
6. Translate the Star Spangled Banner
7. Zoom Meeting Norms - Agreement
After Spring Break I will be offering a Zoom meeting at least once a week, depending on if students are able to keep to the rules/norms.
Please let me know how Zoom meetings are going in other classes. What works? What hasn't? I plan to do some Kahoot and Quizlet Live Zoom events in the coming weeks.
Record Co. Project:
I am going to be working on an electronic submission for this project, and will keep the May 8 due date.
*Please let me know if you have not been able to get in touch with your group.
I miss you all. I am very bummed that I won't be able to do the full Record Co. Project experience with you, but hope I can come up with a modification that will allow us to do it in spite of our circumstances. I'm also bummed I won't be able to in person teach you about the Industrial Revolution, Andrew Jackson, and the Civil War and all the projects I had planned for them. I am working on modifications to make this online learning as great as possible.
I'd like to hear from you how assignments are going. What's confusing? What's working?
Again, I miss you all. I hope we can be together soon.
I hope you have a relaxing Spring Break.