Hello! We are the 3rd grade teachers at St. Veronica’s. Denise Braccia Kyle teaches 3A and Elizabeth Nikzad teaches 3B. Distance learning has changed our world and using Google classroom to continue to facilitate the 3rd grade experience has made it possible. We have conquered and divided the curriculum, enabling us to co-teach 3rd grade. Being able to teach Language Arts has been possible with homemade movies(recordings) of the reading lessons. We have taught grammar and math live each day, meeting with the students in a virtual google classroom to correct their work and teach the new material. The students used Spelling City to complete their spelling portion of the curriculum. We used Sophia Institute to post PDF documents to facilitate the Religion subject in Goggle classroom.
We have addressed individual student needs by staying in contact with parents and setting up private one-on-one google meetings to address each student’s needs. We have held small group instruction in google classroom meets to address the needs of struggling students. We have written all of the 3rd grade assessments into the Google classroom. We have been able to complete our Social Studies and Science curriculum by assigning projects. The final Science project (making a simple machine) will be shown and presented by the students in a Zoom conference call. We will work to improve the virtual 3rd grade curriculum going into the Fall of 2020.