Lessons Learned in Slate Valley
Celebrating amazing work of educators and students, Volume 3
Middle School Math Engagement
Teaching well in the middle requires such energy and enthusiasm! Check out the examples below of the engaging activities done in the past few weeks at Slate Valley schools.
FHGS: Middle Schoolers practice determining ratios in a Kahoot
OVS: Pythagorean Theorem applied to scale models of tiny houses
CVS: practicing addition and subtraction of integers through a game of shuffleboard
SVU's Amazing Nurses Adjust To "The New Normal"
Monitoring daily health screenings for students and staff.
Evaluating student health in school to determine who should be sent home.
Providing guidance to families about testing, symptoms and quarantining.
Firmly communicating with families about when students can and can not be in school.
Supporting staff with understanding complex information and ever-changing regulations
Collecting data and creating timelines of student symptoms, appointments, and test results to communicate with families and staff.
Ordering and maintaining a stock of masks and ensuring staff and student access
Contact tracing -- at all times of the day and night, and even during weekends and vacations -- and educating parents about what to do next
These women are true heroes.
Pam Arel at BVS said it well when she wrote to me, "Our nurse has been amazing- calm, competent, kind and just a wonderful colleague. We don't know what we would do without her!"