Helping isn’t easy #SOL20 #joysof2020

“Mrs. Wyman? Can you help me? I ran out of paper, and my book isn’t done yet.”

It’s a simple request in a not-so-simple time. You see, I’m teaching Kindergarten in our district’s remote program, so I can’t help the way I usually can. I can’t help when the last sheet of paper has been used or the marker has run out of ink. I can, however, help my students to realize they are writers. I attempt to do this during our daily 45-minute writing sessions on ZOOM. We have grown, in three short months, into a community of writers that, amongst other things, shares, encourages one another, and celebrates small victories that happen daily. And they do happen.

I’m going to add to the victory column that this young writer — the one who ran out of paper — felt like she was really at school with me right by her side to help in that moment. That’s the goal, after all, isn’t it? For school this year to feel, as much as it can, like school.

16 thoughts on “Helping isn’t easy #SOL20 #joysof2020

  1. “..this young writer — the one who ran out of paper — felt like she was really at school with me right by her side to help in that moment.”

    This is the first thing I thought of when I read the young writer’s quote. Your students are so lucky to have you as their teacher. You are certainly making a difficult year an excellent one for them! 🙂

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  2. Ack- a 45 minute writing session on Zoom- that alone feels like such a win! That is amazing that they can sustain it that long. We need to revamp our online teaching ideas when we are online again- I feel like we can d better. I am in such awe of you teaching online all year with kindergarteners.

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