April 15, 2020
I hope everyone is well and staying safe during our current global health crisis. I know that I would much rather be back in school and meeting with all of my students face to face in my speech room. Unfortunately that is not the way that our school year will end. The speech/language pathologists in Stafford County have put together a resource for all of our parents to access while "At Home Learning" is taking place. As you will see when you take a look at the attached document, there are so many ways to incorporate language into your daily routine. The link is below.
I have spent the last few weeks learnning new technology and taking classes for my recertification. I have so many ideas to share with you and my students when we are together again! I have also been participating in the grade level planning for the weekly choice boards and missions. If you have any questions or concerns about the classroom activities that your child's speech or language skills may impact, please let me know. I am here to help! Just send me an email and I will get back to you within a few hours typically. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please tell your children that I miss them so much and will see them soon!
Take care of yourselves.
Mrs. Nancy Wanner
Click on the following link for At-Home Speech and Language activities:
"...if all of my possessions were taken from me with one exception, I would choose to keep the power of communication, for by it I would soon regain the rest." ~ Daniel Webster
How can you help at home?
I am in the process of putting together some resources that you can share with your child at home as we spend the next few weeks away from our school.
Time for Kids digital library will be free for the rest of the school year. You select the target grade level. This is a great way to work on vocabulary, reading, auditory comprehension (if you read to your child), retell of key details, making predictions and answering "wh" questions.
Ranger Rick Digital Magazine and Activities. This is another great magazine from the National Wildlife Federationthat gives plenty of opportunities for you and your child to practice reading, improving reading or oral comprehension, retelling key details, answering questions, and expanding vocabulary.