Transitioning into LREI@Home

Faith Hunter
Dear families,

Welcome back from spring break! I hope you will watch the video below with your children. I miss their faces dearly and cannot wait to connect with them throughout the week.

Transitioning into LREI@Home
Today at 2:00pm, you will receive an email from your child’s teacher with all the information you will need to attend LREI@Home tomorrow. Once you have received all your login information, I encourage you to spend a few minutes with your child logging into Zoom, Seesaw, DreamBox, and Terc online. If you have any questions, please reach out to Kenna at kmateos@lrei.org. We are here to help you.

I have spent the past two weeks attending forums with educators around the world who are already engaged in distance learning. I am heartened by the many success stories: two nights ago, I listened in as dozens of kindergarten teachers talked about how easily their young students were navigating all the technology independently and therefore how smoothly classes were running. I am grateful to learn lessons from those who have already started so that we can avoid mistakes and begin on a more certain path. As a division, we are being extremely thoughtful in our approach and rollout. We will start by helping our children reconnect and engage with confidence as readers, writers, mathematicians, scientists, and artists, building off the skills they have been working on all year. We will then gradually introduce more synchronous learning time. Each day will bring new learning and a new stretch in routine. I am confident that, within a couple weeks, our young students will navigate a day’s worth of learning as seamlessly as they do within our building.

Our teachers have worked incredibly hard over spring break. Last night, as I reviewed schedules, curricula, and lesson plans, I was awed by what has already been created. I hope your children are as excited to come back to school as we are!

Welcome back!
Faith 
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