I think one of the hardest parts of this new normal is finding a routine and balance. As you and your family continue to work to find your routine, I would encourage you to keep the focus on what your family needs. No one should be online from 8:40-3:40 ~ if you are, call me! :)
We do not want to replicate the school day...because we can't. Our goal is to provide engaging opportunities for the kids to stay connected to school, peers and their teachers, to not lose ground and hopefully continue a bit within their grade level curriculum. Your teachers are tweaking daily in response to what the kids were telling them they needed.
Yes, there are scheduled Zoom calls with your teachers and classes and some of them may be "mandatory." However, your teachers are working just as hard to find routine that works for them so if you are inundated with Zoom calls just let your teacher know. In most cases, zoom calls are being recorded and can be accessed later.
Remember, NONE of us has ever done this before ~ school staff and families are writing the rules as we go, so make those rules work for you and your kids!
PLEASE reach out if I can be of support. Jennifer
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