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Happy Sunday to Our Imagine Lakewood Ranch Family,
We hope everyone is getting ready to spend this Sunday on family time, playing games, activities, lots of things NOT related to technology. Instead use this time to focus on staying healthy and safe, as this is the #1 priority.
So tomorrow Monday it BEGINS!!! We begin our 4th quarter in a way that none of us have ever experienced before.
We understand that everyone is trying to figure out how this is going to work; between work, kids running around the house, structure change, and most of all having to create a classroom environment for our kids at home. We truly understand how hard this is.
Please think of this week as a ‘a trial run’ to see what works well, what needs adjusted/improved, streamlined, etc… we will work through the technology growing pains together. Please do not stress! You are not alone. Our team is here to support you and help you to the best of our ability. Most importantly we recognize that we have many working families that need the flexibility to work at different times with their children and we will continue to support this. There are many things we will all learn these next couple of days but together we will make it.
*Quick note: Please understand, assignments are due on a daily basis to help our students have some sense of normalcy and not have the work load pile up. This can become overwhelming and cause even more confusion, not just for the students, but for the parents as well. The assignments that our students will be receiving online are purposely ‘chunked’; or in much smaller increments than what we provide in the classroom. We respect and understand that things may happen so we ask you to please keep your teachers informed.
We miss being at school and having your children with us. We miss our routine, waving at you in the morning and afternoon, teaching your child, parents’ calls, loud lunch rooms, classroom time, listening to arguments of who is the line leader today, and our students just being kids; everything that is a part of the structure and routine for all of us. Believe us we miss them. They are the reason we became teachers.
Just take a moment to breathe. With every day that passes it will get easier for everyone.
Stay strong, safe and healthy.
Your Imagine Lakewood Ranch Family
If your child experiences any difficulty logging on to their Google Account, please contact me so I can quickly help solve the problem. Texting is the best, most efficient way for me to respond. Simply give me your child’s first and last name, and grade level, & I can reset their account within minutes. Happy ‘remote learning’!
Leisa Arritt, Instructional Coach
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ADDITIONAL LINKS & FAMILY SERVICES
District Website: https://www.manateeschools.net/coronavirus
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Scholastic Learn at Home website – click here
Dear Families and Caregivers, we know that missing school isn’t easy for your kids—or for you. But we also know that there are simple ways to turn unexpected time at home into exciting opportunities for your students to learn, think, and grow.
That is why we’ve created Scholastic’s Learn at Home website. This free resource provides your children with 20* days of exciting articles and stories, videos, and fun learning challenges. Children can complete them anytime, in any order. They can work on their own or together with you and your family.
Our active learning journeys are available on any device and will provide your child with up to three hours’ worth of exciting learning experiences per day. They can go on virtual field trips, meet best-selling authors, or dig deep into a topic they love.
We hope that you and your children stay safe and healthy, and wish you the best of luck during this stressful time.
With best wishes from all of us at Scholastic,
Learning A-Z Free Subscriptions, Raz-Kids – click here
Raz-Kids is a digital resource that provides a library of differentiated books students can use to practice reading wherever they are (Internet connection required).
Learning A-Z Free Subscriptions, Headsprout – click here
Headsprout is an online K–5 reading program that adapts to the needs of the individual student. It is self-paced, which makes it ideal for at-home practice.
Spectrum, Offering Free Internet – click here
To enroll in the program, call 1-844-488-8395