Dear Grade Five Families,
I hope everyone enjoyed a festive and fun Dashain and Tihar. I am always reminded of Chicago at Christmas during this season; minus the snow and sometimes below zero temperatures.
I am writing about the possiblity of upcoming bandhas (strikes). I will be sending a packet of materials home tomorrow which includes a number of assignments that can be done independently. The directions will be posted on the Home Learning tab of our classroom website should a bandha day arise. The students will also be using their Lincoln e-mail accounts and the Google Drive to access materials. I will also post web links where students can do research for science and social studies. Students should not be expected to work for any more than about 2 hours each day on these independent assignments. This is not a replacement for a day at school, but rather some "at home learning activities" that students can complete on their own; for the most part without adult intervention or guidance. ( Don't ignore them if they ask for help though.) I will, of course, be available through e-mail, phone, and chat ( on Google ) to assist or answer questions if necessary. I would like to make these at home studies as simple as possible for all of us. Let's hope the bandhas don't happen and we can continue our regular routine at school. Thanks for your continued support.