Hello from Mrs. Hathorn
Love & Kindness will always be open
The new normal??
As I sit here at my dining room table, my new "workspace", and try to adjust to what appears to be our new reality for the remainder of this year, I am just starting to appreciate the changes we have all had to adapt to in a very short amount of time. This scenario would have have been hard to imagine a month ago, but here we are; homeschooling our children, working from home, rarely leaving our homes if at all, it is a lot to take in. As we have each tackled the challenges this has brought our induvial families over the last week, it has been inspiring to see people, children included, make adjustments on the fly and learn new systems to accommodate how to keep our lives moving forward. To That end, I want everyone to know that I am still very much available to you and our Barnard Academy students. This can take the form of email check-ins or Google Hangouts. Staying connected will be important during this time and I want to be sure to support that as much as I can.
Technology Use Expectations for Distance Learning
Being safe online means you are visiting trusted websites provided by your teachers.
Being Respectful means any comments or questions you post are appropriate and kind. If you choose to initiate online conversations with friends outside of whole-class discussion or meeting times, you should have an adult's permission and supervision.
Being ready to learn means you are focused on and doing your best work when completing lessons and assignments.
My challenge to you this week is to write a letter to a family member or a friend. A good 'ole fashion letter. I am sure there are plenty of people who would love to hear from you. You can also draw a picture and ask mom or dad for help in mailing it for you. I am going to write a couple myself. I hope you can get outside enjoy the snow, mud, and sun. Enjoy this time with your family too.
Thinking of all of you,
This is an opportunity to try new things, have fun with it!
Want to get in touch?
Tuesday & Thursday 9 am-11 am
I can be available outside of these times by request and I will adjust these as class and grade schedules get determined.
If you are experiencing stressors (financial/food insecurity/childcare) and would like to be connected with resources, I am happy to help. If you or your child would to check-in, please don't hesitate to reach out. This is what I am here for.email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org