A final message before the summer: A reminder that we are expecting an announcement from the Ministry of Education in mid-August which will contain details about what to expect school to look like in September with regard to measures that may need to be in place due to COVID-19.
A few parents have expressed concern over the lost time in classrooms this year and what they can do over the summer to catch up. It is important to remember that although there was lost learning, this was true for everyone and kids will be returning on roughly equal footing with their peers in this regard. This is not to say that there shouldn’t be learning over the summer, but hopefully this takes the form of what you would do in a typical summer for your child. It will be great if there is reading happening at home (your child to you, you to your child) and if some are joining the public library’s Summer Reading Club. Board games or card games involving counting or numeracy skills are super, as is keeping a journal. Other valuable activities include families baking together and drawing attention to the numbers and math involved, or just being active and out in nature connecting with one another.
I am truly appreciative of the team we have in our school, not to mention the quality of people in our greater school community, and look forward to hearing about everyone’s safe and happy summer when we reconnect in September.All the best,