This is such a crazy time in all our lives, so I am hoping you are all staying home, washing your hands a lot, and staying healthy! I truly miss seeing and working with all of you and to be honest, my Lollipop Cup has never been lonelier!
As most of you have heard by now, we are switching gears and doing our best to provide remote learning for all classes at the HCCTC. It is a very confusing and uncertain time, but we will get through this.
Please try and take this time while school is closed to keep up with your education since none of us knows when we will return to the HCCTC. Please contact your instructors at the HCCTC and see how they can support your on-line learning. (All staff email addresses are on our website: HCCTC.org)
I saw something on Facebook and found it to be very relative to all students. I challenge you to read through the following, “40 Old-fashioned Skills That Kids Need To Know Today!”
How many of these do you already know how to do? Go ahead, give it a whirl! I would be happy to help you get started!
I am dedicated to supporting students and their parents/guardians with any questions you have. I will be available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Emails can be sent anytime and I will try to answer them in a timely manner. My email address is email@example.com.
Classroom Support and Suggestions
I will continue to support the Automotive Mechanics, Collision Repair, Construction Trades and Welding programs or anyone that needs help.
To practice your math skills, I recommend brushing up with Khan Academy.
In addition, since you are staying home, play games! Games are great and fun! Monopoly, Yahtzee, Clue, Mancala, Scrabble, Twister, Risk, card games, Chess, Checkers, Puzzles and …you get the idea. And, yes, you will unknowingly learn while playing and having fun!!!
Students! Start to measure everything! Use a ruler, tape measure, etc. Re-visit the parts of an inch and reduce fractions using a measuring tool.
Recite your times tables by skip counting: for example you remember… 4,8,12,16,20,24,28,32,36,40. Repeat with each number, 1-12.
Practice adding and subtracting fractions.
This is such an unprecedented time in our lives. Covid-19 will be a part of our history books. Someone shared the following with me and I wanted to pass it on and I take no credit for it.
I am personally keeping a journal for my Grandkids to read years from now. I encourage you to keep a journal (doesn’t have to be lengthy, just a few words each day while we face these challenges) so you can share this historical moment with your kids and Grandkids. And, it is a great way to practice your writing skills!
Try cooking from a recipe. It is a great way to practice your measurements!
Last, but not least, keep up with current events, news programs, etc.
Press Club Reporters, Yearbook Staff and Youth Leadership Seniors.
Press Club has been cancelled for the rest of the year.
Yearbook Staff, we will have a yearbook this year, however, there will not be a need for you to work on your assigned pages.
Youth Leadership Seniors, the graduation for Youth Leadership previously scheduled for April 7th is cancelled.
Mrs. Bennett, Mrs. Parks and I are continuing to design the 2019-2020 Yearbook from our homes. As you may know, we did not have the opportunity to take all of the photos that we schedule yearly, but we are confident you will not be disappointed.
We will have a yearbook to sell, and when we know more details we will post them on our Facebook page. If you have any pictures you would like to share with us, please email them to one of us. It will definitely be a year many of us will never forget!
Remember to email me with your questions, or if you need review ideas. Thinking of you all and looking forward to when we can all learn under one roof! Until then, I am looking forward to working with each of you remotely!
Stay well, be kind and…. miss you!