Fri Sep 25th, 2020
On-campus, remote, and hybrid style learning
When the coronavirus was declared a pandemic this spring, we were mandated to shelter in place. It felt strange and uncomfortable. The end of the school year brought summer break, but many of us couldn’t tell the difference. As schools opened for the 2020-2021 school year, a few offered on-campus learning, others offered remote learning, and still others offered a hybrid style. In our area, we have a bit of all three. With SUIMA being open with remote learning only, the teachers and staff have been able to provide fun and encouraging lessons. Some staff have asked questions pertaining to being at home.
Here are a few comments from the students regarding staying at home:
“I didn’t like staying at home at first, but now I am used to it. It’s okay.”
“I like being home. My mom helps me a little bit, but mostly I do my own work.”
“I miss my friends. I miss my teacher.”
“I miss sitting at my table. I don’t have one at home, so I have to share a space with my sister.”
“I miss playing basketball.”
“I get to help my brother with his work.”
“It’s weird having to make stuff at home. Stuff like what’s in my classroom.”
As we all continue to learn the best way we can, we know that things will return to semi-normal eventually. Some things that can be done while we are in this phase of staying at home is to: reach out to the school if you have any questions; support the schools as they work the best they can for the students; and to give yourself credit for doing a good job.
In the upcoming articles
SUIMA will be focusing on a staff member. This week, our focus is on Ms. Debbie Lamoreaux.
Debbie came to SUIMA, via the Albuquerque Public Schools, prior to the opening of our school. She is married to John Lamoreaux who is the MATCO “tool guy.” She has two children: Nicole who lives in Denver and Mark who lives in Fort Collins.
While Debbie is now a Reading Specialist, for 17 years she was one of the Lower Elementary Teachers.
Her co-workers had this to say about her, “Debbie is always willing to help in any way she can, whether that is for the students or the staff.”
“She is 100% there for the education of the students; both in school and now, via remote learning.” “Debbie has a love for the students that can be seen in her patience, guidance, and interactions with them.”
Thank you, Ms. Debbie, for being a SUIMA Eagle.