#8WeeksofSummerBlogChallenge ~ #RemoteLearning Takeaways!

Big Question:  What is your personal takeaway from #Remote Learning?

Just because you're working from home does not mean you are on vacation!

Teaching from home was a lot of work!  I did not have all my resources from the classroom so I have to make my own materials, and they had to be precise and concise because third graders' attention spans are very short.

We had to send a weekly schedule to parents so that they would have an idea of the week ahead.  Plus, the state of Massachusetts issued a list of teaching topics that were mandatory.

Fractions on a number line is a tough topic in person.  I hope my students learned some of the material from this week!

Learning to Maneuver Google Classroom is not Intuitive!

I had some Google Classroom experience but not much formal training which means that I am self-taught.  It was an enormous and time-consuming process in which I really learned quite a bit.  I even taught some of the other teachers in my district the basics such as locking down the background, copying and pasting, adding text boxes.  There is a HUGE learning curve with very little time to figure things out.

Out of everything I learned, locking down the background like this was my biggest accomplishment:


I lock down the background of all my documents before adding text boxes, and I have tried many ways to do this.  I would keep losing the PNG or the JPEG.  If you are having similar problems, try this way ~ it will save you a lot of time and aggravation!

The kids and their teacher really miss school!

I am in school until June 25th which means I am still actively planning and creating.  On Fridays, I have an office hour from 9:00 to 10:00.  Most students who visit me at this time are boys.  They miss being with their friends and being at recess.

We just did a unit on opinion writing, and I will say all the student do NOT miss the cafeteria which is noisy and messy!

Thank you for checking in on the blog today.  I'm hoping to be back next week to fill you in with more news!


  1. Hi Susan,
    Thanks for participating in the #8weeksofsummer blog challenge! <y experience was that teachers worked more, some *much* more, because they were working from home.
    Thanks for this contribution; I look forward to reading more of your contributions this summer!

  2. Hi Susan! I loved seeing your weekly schedule. I helped kids as needed but did not do daily office hours. If distance learning continues (oh I hope not), I am going to schedule office hours. Happy last day of school! By the time you read this, you'll be on summer vacation!
    Laughter and Consistency


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