The Grade 1’s reviewed their online etiquette for live learning sessions yesterday. The communication skills necessary for online group sessions are definitely sharpening listening skills and taking-turns skills – no small feat for adults, let alone 6 and 7 year-olds!
The children also talked about what they like best about online learning and what they find trickiest. Some good things included ‘going to school’ in your pajamas and ‘recess’ time playing basketball with siblings. Some tricky things included staying focussed and not wanting to say goodbye at the end of a session. It is beautiful to be reminded of how much the sessions mean to the children and how important keeping connections strong during this time matters.