It was a great week at the pool! I enjoyed meeting parents that came to see their swimmers trying to pass their levels at the pool. What an incredible energy happening during the school day.
Many swimmers achieved new levels, some even accomplishing 2 levels in a one week session. All I can say is "WOW!"... and now back to normal.
This week we are diving back into keyboarding. I have sent emails (through Keyboarding With Out Tears) to student families that expressed an interest in keyboarding outside of school. While fully supporting the idea, I want to be clear that your learners are not to spend hours on the program, only minutes really. Small quantities often is the way to approach keyboarding. I'd say 10-15 minutes per day is just about right. We often do a full hour in class, once or twice a week. What they do outside of class should complement and reinforce keyboarding, not burn them out. Please help your student to understand this by setting some guidelines for keyboarding computer use at home.
We will also continue our work with the book WONDER, as well as dedicate multiple hours into our Project Based Learning assignment about the 6 Regions of Canada (the CUBE project).