Elementary Update, January 24th

American International School of Egypt - West Campus

100% online learning for all students

Online Learning Expectations - January 10 - February 17

Following up on the recent communication from the Egyptian Ministry of Education, stating that schools are required to operate 100% online through February 20, 2021. As of today, we are expected to return to school on February 21. There will be further communication from us closer to this date relating to the format of our return, if any.


Please keep checking your email and your child's learning platform for their learning schedules from their homeroom teacher, specials teachers and Arabic teachers. Your child's teachers will be sending and posting important information, including Zoom/Meets times and links.


Please expect live interactions with your child's classroom teacher, Arabic teacher and specials teacher every day. There will also be independent work for your child to attend to through the normal times of the school day.


Please ensure your child is well rested for their day of school, with breakfast completed and "dressed for school" by the start of their first live meeting.

Online Learning Calendar

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Strategy of the week: Supporting On-line Learning


REDUCE DISTRACTIONS


Students check devices for "non-class purposes” 11.43 times a day on average. The majority said they do so to stay connected and to fight boredom. In virtual learning, this behavior might be even more common. Social media and web surfing may hurt students' performance, as multiple studies show. It might be a good idea to limit the use of the devices until the schoolwork is done. Some students may need an adult to check on them.


The surrounding environment can be a big distraction, too. Having favorite toys around can make it harder for the kid to focus. Consider setting up a quiet, clutter-free workspace that is comfortable for your child.


TIME MANAGEMENT

Having a consistent schedule for schoolwork will allow parents to plan the workday and let students more easily transition in and out of school time. Research shows that students who have higher grades are usually better at time management. Try to build as much structure and consistency as possible, setting times for meals, schoolwork and other activities.


*https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/2020/08/06/covid-19-tips-parents-successful-online-learning-virtual-classes-zoom/3303918001/

Supporting your child's reading and writing at home

Please keep checking our newsletter for videos by Ms. Abra that are designed to help understand how you, as a parent or guardian, can help support your child's reading and writing.
Parent Video 2: Supporting Writing at Home

Reading Online - Raz-Kids Guideline

Reading Raz-kids is one of many ways of developing your child's literacy skills. Please use this guideline to log in and how to maximize the features available:




We encourage you to use this tool kit to not only read, but listen to reading as well as learning new vocabulary and understanding through appropriate comprehension questions. These tips outline what to ask your child before, during and after reading:

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