I want to let everyone know that you are not alone!
Here are 5 confessions:
1. I am anxious about the unknowns
2. I am not following my own son’s lesson plans
3. I did very little school the first month
In Iowa the first month was waived for educational days by the governor. We were only allowed to provide enrichment. Nothing was required, no grades or attendance could be taken, no new content, and we were paid. So, I posted enrichment activities on Google Classroom, checked in with students, participated in faculty Zoom meetings, checked emails, and that was about it. I felt guilty when I saw the intense teaching my online friends were doing around the country and then ashamed to post anything, as that was not what we were doing. I was honestly pretty anxious about all of the unknowns and spent a lot of time hiding reading in my room, watching Nexflix (see #4), and enjoying a beverage once the kids were in bed.
4. We have watched a lot of shows
5. Poop happens
If you are overwhelmed and in need of resources to make your life easier, I rounded up my favorites for you. Spanish Resources for Distance Learning > blog post
(If you do not want to read a whole post, here are the digital resources people have been finding helpful lately)
*Literature Circle Unit (Sp3/4)
*Present Tense Super 7 Unit
*Weekend Chat 2
*Digital Lesson Plan templates
*NEW FRENCH Weekend Chat