First Day of Distance Learning 2020/2021

Today was the first day of Distance Learning. This is my second year at PanAmerican School so I am thankful that I am familiar with the content and can build on to what I was working on last year. I am still teaching the P3-Grade 3 Art classes. Today I was able to set up some of my routine weekly meetings.

The plan this far is to meet with each grade level once a week during either their Morning Meetings or UOI meetings. I am working with the PE and Music teacher to create Bitmoji Board for students in P3 – K5 for Homeroom Teachers to post once a week and then they will post it with their weekly overview of lessons for the following week. Students will complete their choice of assignments and then post it to SeeSaw. Fingers crossed it will go well but I can see that there may need to be adjustments.

I am trying to add Screencastify videos with explanations as well as voice memos to help build connections and community with the students and parents. I’m not sure if this will be helpful or create more confusion but time will tell.

I am also becoming more proficient at making my tutorial videos and have now learned how to insert images and handwritten text to them using Adobe Sketch and iMovie.

I’m working on a workbook for each of the grade levels for those who would like extended activities. I will probably only do one for G1, 2 & 3. Maybe for KG and not G3. G3 is more technologically proficient and I can send them more things through SeeSaw and what not.

Day 1 down. 189 to go.

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

Maya Angelou

G3s HWEO Fairytale Illustrations

Always happy to #collaborate with fellow teachers to integrate art in their lessons. G3s we’re exploring the elements of fairytales during library and we came up with this project. We both dedicated time and readjusted a few schedules. Students and teachers were so excited to work on this during their library time.

Grade 1 Communities

A few years ago Grade 1 students were inquiring about communities in their UOI.  I snapped a few photos of them creating these cardboard buildings of our community here in Qatar.  It was such a great lesson.  You can really learn a lot about them as you listen to them chat with each other.  They mostly talked about all the hotels and tall buildings there are in Qatar and then some would talk about the hospitals and police stations, etc.  After all the buildings were created we turned them into a relief wall hanging.