Introduction to the Elementary Online Learning Day


September 5, 2020

Dear Families of Bristol Township School District Elementary Students,


Welcome back to an unprecedented school year. We want to make you aware of a few things to expect in the coming year.


Beginning September 8, 2020,  your children are expected to attend  school in Google meetings with their homeroom teacher for 30 minutes each day for whole group instruction in each subject- ELA, Math, and Social Studies/Science. That is 30 minutes in ELA, 30 minutes in Math and 30 minutes in Social Studies/Science. They will also attend for 30 minutes with their special area teacher.  


In addition to their whole group online class, they are expected to attend 15 minute small group lessons online with their teacher for ELA, Math, and Writing for a total of 45 minutes. Your child(ren)’s teacher will send you a schedule of the times that your students will be attending online for whole group and small group lessons. 


Here is an example of a daily schedule. Times for small group will vary for groups of children

ELA WHOLE GROUP 

DAILY


30 Minutes

ELA SMALL GROUP

DAILY



15 Minutes

MATH WHOLE GROUP DAILY


30 Minutes

MATH SMALL GROUP DAILY


15 Minutes

SOCIAL STUDIES/

SCIENCE




30 Minutes

WRITING CONFERENCE

SMALL GROUP

1-2 times per week


15 Minutes each

SPECIAL

Art

Music

PE

Library


30 Minutes

9:45-

10:15

10:30-

10:45

11:00-

11:30

1:00-

1:15

2:00-2:30

3:30-

3:45

3:00-3:30

Your child(ren) will be expected to attend 150-165 minutes in a live google class each day with their teacher.


For the remainder of the school day, children will complete classwork assigned by their teacher. This is completed offline and will be for 135-150 minutes throughout the school day. This offline classwork will be assigned to the children through our school platform-Seesaw. Attached please find a short explanation of how Seesaw is used. Please see the district website for more information about BTSD online learning..


For the first two weeks of school, your child(ren)’s teacher will be teaching and practicing with your students how to complete their work in Seesaw, as well as the procedures and expectations for attending and participating in class online. Every lesson will be accompanied by an academic skill or strategy the children will complete in order to learn Seesaw and google meet. Offline, each academic assignment will also be paired with practicing the tools they will use throughout the year for completing and uploading  assignments. Please contact your teacher if you have any questions. 


Very soon you will receive times and dates for the following:

Online open house at each school
Parent Zoom Meetings (Provided by the District throughout the year)

  • How parents use Seesaw
  • How Students use Seesaw
  • What a 30 Minute lesson on Google Meets includes 
  • How small group instruction is delivered daily
  • Parent topic requests

 

 

 

 


Sincerely,

BTSD District Administrators


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