We began distance learning with our students on March 17th. Grades K-8 are logging in to Google Classroom every morning to see the day’s assignments. Students will then attend a Zoom meeting or Google Meet with their teacher who will teach a lesson on a particular topic. In some cases, the teacher may break the students into groups to provide more personalized teaching. All teachers will also have “Office Hours,” where they are available to answer questions or clarify an assignment.
We are so proud of our students and their ability to transition to this new way of learning. They have participated in a Zoom “Show and Tell.” The 4th and 5th grade shared the books they are reading in a Zoom Reading Roundup. We attended a Holy Week Prayer Service via our church’s live stream on Facebook. Our 8th graders completed their yearbooks via Zoom meetings.
Our youngest students in grades Nursery and PK have been completing their activities via Class Dojo. They are posting pictures of all of the wonderful things they are doing from home. Our Music teacher has been posting songs for them to sing. The teachers are filming themselves reading books to our children.
We will continue to work with our students and parents to provide our children with an excellent online education until the time when we can all be together again!
We celebrated the season in many ways. We began with our Advent Tree Lighting. A chorus sang carols and Father Tom blessed our tree. We counted down to the lighting! A craft and refreshments followed in the gym. Our Advent Prayer Service was led by our Student Council and our third graders. We learned about the meaning of each candle. Our Home Academy Association hosted Breakfast with Santa. Everyone was excited to meet Santa! We were treated to beautiful music at our annual Christmas concert performed by Grades K-3. Our 8th graders treated us to their rendition of a Charlie Brown Christmas on the last day before vacation. We shared our joy and hope as we anticipated the birth of Jesus!