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Is Your "Back to School" on a "Coronacoaster?" Part 3: Review, Review, Review!


We are hearing so much conflicting information about the start of school this year. Here are some of the options:
  • full time in the classroom
  • full time remote learning
  • the hybrid model: a little bit of each
  • a variety of the above

With all this uncertainty, how can teachers plan for this Coronacoaster?

It's pretty scary to think about all the planning that has to take place, "just in case..." but honestly, there are several things you can start planning that can happen in the classroom, through distance learning, or a combination of both.

I'm sure you'll agree these things need to happen no matter where or how you'll be teaching this year.

Today is Part Three in a five part series about returning to school during this Coronacoaster!

Is Your "Back to School" on a "Coronacoaster?" Part 3: Review, review, review! These students have been out of school for even longer than usual for the "summer slide." Here are some ideas to get them back on track!

Review, Review, Review!

We all know that our students have had a whole lot of time away from learning. You can call it "summer slump" or "summer slide," or numerous other things, but this year will be worse than normal, due to the students being out of school from March until now. Yes, they did remote learning for a few months, but we all know that remote learning wasn't the same as the learning that happens in the classroom!
 
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You may remember that I'm a big fan of Boom Cards because they are easy to use in the classroom and can be used remotely by sending a link through any platform. These vocabulary Boom Cards are a fun way to review important science and social studies vocabulary. Building Vocabulary Science and Social Studies Boom Card Bundle



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Speaking of Boom Cards, these  six multiple choice Boom Cards are perfect for reviewing important skills: Combined 2nd Grade Skills Review Boom Card Bundle


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But it's important to keep it interesting. I like to let the children practice important reading skills by having them read informational text about important Science and Social Studies topics. It's a real time saver, and they absolutely love the topics! This bundle of Earth Changes gives them a lot of information, yet loads of practice with reading and comprehension skills. Earth Changes Bundle: Reading Comprehension for Active Learners.

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 Math fact fluency is an important part of everyday mathematics. (This system was mentioned in Part 1 - Routines.) Brain research tells us it's important to review information in order for that information to go into their long term memory. I recommend that children review frequently the "levels" they have already mastered in this system to keep the information solid. If they never go back to it, they won't remember it! Math Fact Fluency System: the Bundle


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These Math Challenges are a fun way to review old math skills for grades 3-5! Since math continues to build on previous skills, it's important that those skills are strong. These challenges review second grade math concepts, but with an added challenge! Mystery Math Challenge Bundle

Here's a link to several "summer review" resources that can get their brains back on track: Summer Review Games and Activities

Do you have any other ideas for review and getting those "stale" learners back in the game? Feel free to list them in the comments section below! 


Be sure to read the all five parts of this Coronacoaster Back to School series:


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Is Your "Back to School" on a "Coronacoaster?" Part 3: Review, review, review! These students have been out of school for even longer than usual for the "summer slide." Here are some ideas to get them back on track!





Is Your "Back to School" on a "Coronacoaster?" Part 2: Build Relationships


We are hearing so much conflicting information about the start of school this year, with no definite answers. Here are some of the options:
  • full time in the classroom
  • full time remote learning
  • the hybrid model: a little of each
  • a variety of the above

With all this uncertainty, how can teachers plan for this Coronacoaster?

 Today is part 2 in a five part series about returning to school during this Coronacoaster!
 Is Your "Back to School" on a Coronacoaster? Part 2: Build Relationships! The uncertainty of "Back to School" is making it difficult for teachers to plan. Here are some ideas that will help you build relationships, no matter where your class will be!


Build Relationships


As teachers, we all know that building relationships is as important as the teaching itself! After all, if they don't know you care, they won't learn from you!

Whether you are in school, or giving them an online activity, find ways to get to know them. Morning Meetings are a great way to build relationships with students. Interesting topics of discussion are great for getting them to develop oral language as well as building those bonds. 

It's also a good idea to find times to connect on a more personal level. This will be a challenge in the classroom, since you won't be able to get close enough to have those personal conversations. If the children are old enough, it's fun to let them write in a journal, which they'll pass in. They love when you write back a personal note! This can also happen if you're teaching remotely! 

Here are some resources and ideas to help build relationships and connections:


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These games can be easily used in the classroom, but with a little creativity, many can be played virtually as well! Plus, many of these games can be adapted to topics of learning! 60 Team Building Games and Activities

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If you're not familiar with Boom Cards, it's time you hopped on this bandwagon! Why? They can be used in the classroom just as easily as they can be used remotely. They can be used on any device, since all you need to do is send a link. They are not dependent on a specific platform (Google, Seesaw, etc.) You can send the link through any platform! 

This set of Boom Cards lets the children answer questions about themselves, helping them get to know themselves a little better, and helping the teacher get to know them as well! (Don't tell them it's a great way to practice reading and writing skills, and the teacher can easily make assessments of their writing skills!) 

These can be done through distance learning, or in the classroom. It might be fun to bring this resource back a few times a year in order to see the growth and change the children are experiencing: Who Am I: Get to Know Your Students Boom Cards


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I don't know if it's possible for children in classrooms to play board games while staying socially distant, but this game could be sent home to be shared with families. The cards themselves make great questions for discussion, during Morning Meeting or reading discussions! Get to Know You Board Game

I'm sure you have more ways to build relationships with students than I've listed here. Feel free to share your ideas in the comments below!

Be sure to read all five parts of this Coronacoaster Back to School series:



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Is Your "Back to School" on a Coronacoaster? Part 2: Build Relationships! The uncertainty of "Back to School" is making it difficult for teachers to plan. Here are some ideas that will help you build relationships, no matter where your class will be!

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