Pre-K & Kindergarten
Pre-school and Kindergarten teachers were quick to respond to the need of keeping their students busy even at home!
Using video streaming channels, they shared personal videos to let the young learners know that they are always available to chat or video call, making sure the kids feel safe in these uncertain times. Over the past two weeks, students have been receiving videos of their teachers reading books or singing songs, as well as Greek and English booklets and spreadsheets with environmental and other activities they can easily do at home (experiments, physical exercise, theatrical play etc). In return, the teachers receive photos of their students following their daily routine.
Moreover, the School psychologist is at the parents’ disposal to discuss concerns or challenges they are facing when explaining the pandemic to their children.
The Elementary School Principal and teachers focused on maintaining the daily school routine and keeping the communication channels open for their students. With the valuable support of the institution’s I.T. department, the school organized asynchronous learning using google forms, e-books and kahoot. Teachers sent personal videos urging students to stay home and stay safe, telling them how much they are looking forward to welcoming them back to class.
Since early last week, synchronous lessons have been taking place via the zoom online platform. The more students familiarize with the tool, the more time they spend on it, making this learning method fun and effective. Students and parents share their excitement over being able to learn from home on social media using #afsathome!