There are so many amazing teacher out there, doing amazing thing online. Yesterday I had the privilege of joining the Google Meet of Miss Ashley and her class of year 7/8 students.
They have been learning about different pandemics over time and were beginning to make comparisons between them.
If you click on the image below it will take you to Miss Ashley's class learning site and the section she has adapted for distance learning.
The lesson had 5 parts as can be seen on this document (click to see the full version)
Before jumping in they started with a revision. I really liked the way this was done. Miss Ashley had posted yesterdays learning on the class blog and the children then added comments of something they enjoyed learning from the day before.
I thought this was a great idea. It links together the Cybersmart learning with the recap of the learning from the day before.
After this they children read the story themselves and notes words that were new to them on their own vocabulary list. After this they read together stopping at words they might need support with and discussing these together. They talked about the double negative of 'it wasn't uncommon for children to help' They discussed the words, clergyman, mourners, constantly and burial, thinking about the root of each word and similar word they new and noted these down.
After this each children wrote their own short summary on the same document, during this time Miss Ashley provided writing feedback and comments on the document.
After this they moved onto creating a Venn Diagram about all the different pandemics they had learned about this far.
This was a very exciting lesson the children were engaged the whole time and excited to share. It was clear that Miss Ashley had long strong relationships with the children.
To see all the learning check out this post on Miss Ashley's Class Blog.
Thank You to Miss Ashley and Room 8. It was so cool to see how you have been learning during this lockdown.