Happy Spring Break! It's our Week 4 check-in!
I'm beginning to feel a little repetitive, but as you know, things have changed again! This time, however, it feels like we have a better understanding of where we're headed for the remainder of our school year. As you know, last week Governor Whitmer closed all Michigan schools for the remainder of the school year. Parents and students received an email from both Mr. Bearup and our principal Mr. Lancto with some updates. You'll find all the updates and information posted on the Grandville Public School website at https://www.gpsbulldogs.org/apps/pages/coronavirus.
This week is our spring break, but next week begins our learning at home! Your teachers have been working hard the past few weeks to put together a plan that supports your learning in your different courses and gives you opportunities to connect and learn virtually with your classmates. In fact, if you didn't complete last week's Google form Week 3 check-in, please do so. It will help me figure out the best way to stay in touch with you in the coming weeks.
WHAT SHOULD I READ?
Check out some of the poetry resources and activities I compiled for you to connect with poets during April's National Poetry Month.
There will be no virtual check-in this week, but if you need anything, don't hesitate to email me. We'll talk soon!
Stay safe and stay in touch!
Ms. Jen Ward
An interest in helping young people discover and define their writing voice and reading interests drives Ms. Jennifer Ward to cultivate a student-centered learning environment, one that supports individual learning goals and incorporates purposeful use of technology. In March 2017, Ms. Ward was named teacher of the month by Michigan's 86th district state representative, Thomas Albert. In March 2016, she was named a TED-Ed Innovative Educator and is also a Google Certified Innovator, National Writing Project Consultant, and a 2014 PASCD Emerging Leader. Ms. Ward taught for 13 years in a Philadelphia suburban district and returned to her home state in 2015. In 2017, she joined the Grandville High School bulldogs!