While the campus is closed Pre-Primary School teachers will provide ideas for playful, concrete activities that you can do with your children. These activities will be hands-on learning experiences similar to what children might do at school.
Each day you can expect to see three (3) activities to do with your child. In addition, Creative Movement Teacher Elly Porter and Librarian Christine McDaniels will each post one additional activity per week.
To get messages, activities, and resources from teachers, parents should check students’ class pages and email daily.
The week of April 6, Pre-Primary teachers begin synchronous learning—a scheduled time to interact “live” with the teacher via Zoom. Classroom teachers will engage children in activities like morning meetings or storytime. Each classroom will provide details on specific times and days.
Please note that these activities are designed to foster the connection with the students in an interactive way as well as to continue to be developmentally appropriate, and offer a meaningful and balanced time in front of the screen. The interactive activities would take at most a half-hour of your child’s time. We do not intend to have children spending time in front of screens for long periods of time.
Students will find all their assignments, materials, resources, links, announcements, discussion boards, and information here on their class page. The class page can be found on our internal platform called Blackbaud. Students and families may access this by logging into the school’s website.
Loom Video An application used by students and teachers to record messages and/or lessons. This will be used to provide instructions for every asynchronous lesson, assignment, and/or activity.
Zoom Video Conferencing An application and website that provides a platform for virtual meetings. In planning ahead, I recommend going to zoom.us to install the free version of the application on your computer. If you need more help with installing Zoom or the specific step connected to Zoom, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Asynchronous Learning Independent lessons and/or work provided to the student that includes an instructional video. Students have the entire day to complete it. Teachers are available for questions or help via email. Expectations:
Teachers will post asynchronous Loom videos/lessons and other types of activities each day for 10:00 am.
Teachers will be available via email to answer questions.
It will be important for you and our students to create a daily routine to consistently check each class webpage.
Synchronous Learning A scheduled hour to interact “live” with teachers and/or class peers via Zoom or video conferencing applications.
We ask parents to help monitor remote learning by checking class webpages and emails daily and guiding children as questions arise. Please reach out to your child’s teachers, our support staff, and administrators when you need support.
All messages, activities, and/or assignments will be posted on class webpages on the password-protected portal of the website. You can navigate to your child(ren)’s class pages once you have logged in to the website. Pre-Primary and Primary School parents will also receive information via email.
See the instructional video from Academic Technologist Sam Moser below if you need help accessing your child's class page.
You can expect to hear from the school regularly through our already established channels. Pre-Primary and Primary School teachers will continue to send weekly newsletters. Delta Coaches and administrators will touch base as needed.
You can reach out to us as well, and we will respond within 24 hours as is our current practice.
Lowell School is a private PK-8th grade school located in NW Washington, DC. At Lowell students gain the knowledge, skills, and social-emotional literacy to be the bold leaders and creative problem solvers our world needs.