This is a difficult time for the world, and this is easily the most difficult post I have made on our website friends. With the new remote learning plan put together by District 204 and the leadership team at Brookdale, this is our plan moving forward. I am not going to be posting new activities for PA students. The teachers, Mrs. Howicz and I want you guys to focus on the learning you are doing in your homeroom classes. This, sadly, means that we will not continue with our curriculum. I will be joining Zoom meetings so I can see you all and check in, and you can send me emails or anything via Google so we can stay in touch. 5th grade, I'm crushed, but this also means that you can stop working on your Capstone projects. The world shifted, and we need to shift with it.
All I want you guys to do is escape into a good book. We can travel anywhere in books. I know that you kids have about 50 books from the PA library, just keep them until they can be returned to school. If you need a good book recommendation, visit here: https://www.librarything.com/catalog/brian_schumann/yourlibrary
I will be posting some links each week that any student at Brookdale can use at home. Stay well friends, and I will see you on Zoom, and in person when it is safe.
Wonderopolis is a fantastic website to get lost in, exploring things that you wonder about: https://wonderopolis.org/
Fold and Fly is a fun website with dozens of paper airplane designs that you can use to pass the time: https://www.foldnfly.com/index.html#/1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-2
I know this is going to be difficult news to absorb kids, but we will get through this and be back together again when we can. I'm sending you my love.