Definitely different than we're used to in the past, but I've been able to make it workable! We're getting used to speaking through both our masks and the barrier in-between. Sometimes I even break out the whiteboard markers and we get to write ON the barrier (although recent discoveries we made indicated this might not be the best idea 😂).
Ultimately though, practice makes perfect and we work with what we have available. There are many new skills that both students and teachers are continuing to learn and the good thing is that we can learn together!
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I was looking over my Facebook feed yesterday and happened upon Quesnel Junior School's weekly update. Each week, they update what has been going on. This is a GREAT resource for parents as well, as we all know that what happens at school does not always get communicated at home. Anyhow, within their post was this truely EXCITING opportunity for those students needing help in Math at QJS as well as some grade 7's!! Below, I've copied the section from their Weekly Update (and made bold the important information).
Second semester is officially underway, marking the half way point of this school year. This is when students begin to lose a bit of focus on their studies. Hopefully by identifying this problem, it will help everyone to remember to keep their focus on their academics.
This is amazing!! free math tutoring arranged by a local school themselves. I'm so glad to hear of this! Please do take advantage of this great program being offered!
For your convenience, the school phone number is 250-992-2131, and Mrs. Knauf's email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
I've mentioned this website before, but I'm going to show you how to access it again! Follow along to get to some cool resources including videos (aligned with your course textbook), quizzes and online live tutoring! It covers Math 4 and 9, as well as most core grade 10, 11 and 12 courses!!
Go to www.learnnowbc.ca and click on the Login button
I can give you my login information so you can try it out (just send me an email, message through facebook or text message). Setup your own free account afterwards if you want to use this often!
Once you've logged in, Click on Tutoring and Study Centre
Click on one of the three headings (they all take you to the same place)
Select your Grade
These are the courses that offer videos, quizzes or Live tutoring for your grade!
The Red checkmark will indicate that you can have live tutoring (a window will come up with a chat program similar to Skype), Green is the Quizzes, and my favorite the Yellow lightning bolt for the Video Lessons! I'll show you what they look like in the next picture...
Here, I clicked on the Yellow Checkmark for Foundations of Math 11. Here, you see there are a variety of lessons. Just click on the lesson you're currently on and you can watch a video instruction lesson as well as examples. Such a great resource!!
As I said above, if you would like to see what it's like for yourself, please contact me and I can give you my username and password to try out. Its also very simple to set up your own account. Often a parent account is easiest as you don't need the PEN number for your student!
I'm so happy and proud of all the graduates this year! Waaaaaay back in grade 10, a few of these girls were my "Math Girls" as we struggled through the course together. The others I met as I would hear them come giggling and chatting down the hallway to drop their friends off. I just love this group (and everyone else who I didn't get in this picture).
I will miss them, but I know that they're on to accomplish many wonderful things! Congratulations Ladies!