September 29, 2020
The next School Materials Pick-up will be Wednesday September 30th from 9:00-12:00. If you, or a family member or friend are unable to come during that time please call the school and we can make another arrangement for you. There are many fun lessons and activities ready for your child!!
Thank you for your hard work and great participation with our synchronous lessons and for your follow-up with our supporting videos on this website.
If at all possible, please try to have your child sitting up with his or her device in a quiet and well lit room. This will help our teachers and therapists to clearly communicate and hear the responses of the children. We would also appreciate it very much if your child is not eating during the Zoom lessons. Drinks can be made available between classes if needed. Thank you very much for helping us optimize our ability to reach and respond to your children.
We find that using the "Speaker View" feature on the Zoom App is a good option to keep the children focused on the teacher and materials. The option is in the upper left corner on our iPads and the upper right corner on our laptops. Using the "Gallery View" shows all members in equal sized so it is more difficult for the children to see the materials and participate.
I have returned the web page "Photos of Friends". We would love to post pictures of the children working from home (or doing something else that's fun)! One of our teachers, Lisa Stassforth, is going to be in charge of receiving and posting the photos. So please email you cute pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get them on the website!
We see that many of you have your Activity Baskets, materials and binders in close reach during the lessons, it really helps to optimize the lessons, thank you for being prepared for school. If you have any suggestions or ideas to help us improve our distance learning approach, we are very happy to receive your thoughts!
Thank you for supporting your child!
Victoria and Staff