Hey, a quick note to all the awesome parents out there, wondering what the teachers are doing on the early release days. What are they doing?
According to the district, the teachers are trying to collaborate, and sync their lessons, units and classes together. Well, what does that mean you might ask?
It means for example, you have Miss Vera who teaches social studies, Mrs. Brown who teaches math, a language arts teacher named Mr. Park and a Mr. Evans that teaches science. An example would be students are learning about the city of Pompeii and ancient Rome with Miss Vera, in social studies. (Pompeii is a city that lava flowed over after a volcanic eruption in 79 AD during the time of ancient Rome.)
The teachers then get together and decide that at the time the students are learning about Pompeii, Mr. Evans will talk about volcanos in science. In language arts you might learn with Mr. Park about reading and writing historical accounts of ancient events and how to make them as factual as possible. Then, in math with Mrs. Brown you might talk about temperature, how to measure it, and solve for it using limited information.
This is just a quick example and I hope you understand now what the early release days are used for and how your child’s teachers are using this time. Thank you for taking the time to read this out of your busy lives.