3rd Grade Distance Learning Page

March 30, 2020

Dear Parents, March 30, 2020

As of Tuesday, March 17, 2020, PEM schools were closed due to the COVID-19 Global Pandemic.

First and foremost, our concern remains with the health and welfare of our students, but as educators we have a responsibility to strive to provide the best education for our students that we can during this turbulent time. We have not faced a challenge of this nature during our lifetimes, so much of what we will do will be trial and error. We will do our best to "get it right" the first time, but please understand much of what happens, or what we are being asked to do, is beyond our control.

We promise you that we understand you have your own jobs to do. Our job is and will remain to be your child's teacher. We are not asking you to home school your child or be the teacher. The last thing we would want to do is overwhelm you and your child.

The Governor has directed us that a child in the primary grades should have no more that 1-2 hours of work per day. We have sent home a calendar of weekly lessons using that time frame in mind. All lessons will be taught by the teacher and you can receive access to these lessons through our YouTube channels listed below. If your child has questions, they can contact their homeroom teacher for help. We know it might seem overwhelming, but we will take it one day at a time. We are here, we are working, we want to help. We can do this together.

We are aware that your child might not have daily access or is sharing the computer access with you and other children. Because of this, we are not requiring your child to do daily work at a certain time. We will be connecting with your child throughout the week, but your child has the whole week to finish their work. It is up to you and your family as to what works best. On Sunday nights we will be looking at the IXL and Read Theory Reports. We will look to see that your child has been on those sites for the required minutes on their weekly calendar. That is how we will be taking attendance for the week. We might also be asking your child to take a picture of their work and have you share that with us. Again, this is all new for all of us and we might see certain things might have to be improved upon throughout the month. We respect your time and want to make this successful for your child. Please direct any concerns or feedback to your child's homeroom teacher.

Most importantly we want you and your family to be safe. We want your child to get a sense of normalcy from our interactions with them. We know that the most important things they are going to learn right now might not come from books: but rather from patience, kindness, and love. We are here for you and your child.


The Third Grade Teachers

Mrs. Mohs, Mrs. Olig, Ms. Hurtz, Mrs. Claussen, Mrs. Becker