Lakewood elementary school teachers deliver books to kids during remote learning

First grade teachers Nicole Andregg and Patricia Birch found a way to stay connected to their students.

LAKEWOOD, Ohio — This year, the school year is unprecedented, and different on so many levels for everyone, including teachers.

Two first-grade teachers, from Hayes Elementary School in Lakewood, found a way to bridge the gap and connect with kids, through reading.

When their students started the school year off remotely, Nicole Andregg and Patricia Birch knew many of their students didn’t have what they needed.

“We also knew that a lot of kids don’t have books in their hands all the time. So we thought, ‘why don’t we just start a bookmobile?’ We can deliver books to children and say hi to them. And they’ll get to see our faces and have a little special treat from us,” Patricia said.

“They’re just smiling and beaming and we are, too,” Nicole echoed.


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Inclusive playground opens at McBride Elementary; honors former special education teacher Nick Hostler

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – A new all-inclusive playground is open at McBride Elementary. And it’s named Mr. Nick’s playground in honor of former special education teacher, Nick Hostler.


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Nick Hostler’s dream as a special education teacher started out with an inclusive swing for his students.

“He shared very heartfelt concerns that involved the word play,” Mary Kay Hostler, Nick’s mother, says. “We now stand near the ground, where all children of all abilities can play together.”

After Nick died unexpectedly of a heart attack over two years ago, his parents decided to make his dream a reality. Rather than just a swing, Mr. Nick’s is now an inclusive playground with equipment for kids of all abilities.

“I think it’s important to know that a small dream can become a big reality and I think this playground is proof of that,” Mary Kay Hostler

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Kirkwood elementary students going back to in-person learning

It voted to give parents and guardians the choice for their students to either return to in-person learning or remain online learning

KIRKWOOD, Mo. — The Kirkwood School District board voted on in-person learning for elementary students amid the coronavirus pandemic Thursday night.

It voted to give parents and guardians the choice for their students to either return to in-person learning or remain online learning with a Kirkwood teacher for the rest of the first semester.

“We want our kids to have the option to go back and learn in person,” said Libby McCandless, whose daughter is a 10th grader in the district.

McCandless and her daughter both protested with parents of elementary students Thursday night, to say they favor in-person learning for all Kirkwood students, over virtual learning.

“I had to take a leave of absence from my job to be home with my daughter who had been really

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Roosevelt Elementary to return to in-person learning Monday | Education

Roosevelt Elementary School will reopen to students Monday, according to a Janesville School District news release issued Wednesday.

Students at Roosevelt have been learning virtually since the school pivoted to online learning Sept. 16 to prevent a breakout of COVID-19.

“After a three-week pivot to online instruction, and following a review of COVID-19 data, Roosevelt and SDJ leadership determined that a return to face-to-face instruction in the school building is appropriate,” the release reads.

Craig High School also pivoted to online learning Sept. 16, but Wednesday’s statement did not give a return date or update for the high school.

The school district announced Monday that Adams Elementary School was pivoting to online learning until at least Friday, Oct. 9. The district said the reason was because too many teachers were in quarantine, and substitute teachers are hard to find.

There are no elementary-age students with active cases of COVID-19, in

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Elementary school parents frustrated with virtual learning


a person in a striped shirt in a room: This year parents are wearing more hats than ever before as virtual learning takes over their household, and puts stress on everyday living.

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This year parents are wearing more hats than ever before as virtual learning takes over their household, and puts stress on everyday living.

This year parents are wearing more hats than ever before as virtual learning takes over their household, and puts stress on everyday living.

Rachel Thao is a stay at home mother of four with one child doing online schooling with the Wausau School District. While she knows the teachers and the school district are trying their best she said some days the virtual learning just doesn’t seem doable with everyone else going on in the house.

“Yeah, it’s overwhelming I get just very anxious, and there’s just been a lot of pressure I feel on parents I know there’s, you know, the teachers there this is new and they’re struggling too. But parents have really had to

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Teenage brothers from McLean launched an online tutoring service for elementary school students

“The first word is shred,” Bernstein says, and Gavin starts spelling the word to his best ability on that paper with pencil. Bernstein lists 24 more words before they review. Gavin runs into trouble spelling the second word, shriek.

“Okay, do you remember the rule with ‘E’ and ‘I’ and ‘I’ ‘E?’ ” Bernstein asks. “What’s the rule?”

“ ‘I’ before ‘E’ except after ‘C,’ ” Gavin says.

“Very good,” Bernstein says. “So what are we going to change in shriek?”

“We’re going to swap the ‘I’ and ‘E,’ ” Gavin concludes.

These are the lessons elementary school students are receiving in one-on-one instruction through Intutorly, a free online tutoring service created by McLean teenagers Alex and Ben Joel during the novel coronavirus outbreak. The program, which began in April, has reached more than 200 students as children struggle to find individualized learning with many schools teaching online.

“It rivals

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Providence elementary school teachers say online learning academy ‘making it up as we go along’ – News –

PROVIDENCE – A number of elementary school teachers who signed up for the district’s online-learning academy say the program was launched with no planning, no curriculum, and little time to contact parents.

Teachers are speaking out after Supt. Harrison Peters last week criticized a handful of elementary teachers for not reaching out to parents at the beginning of school, which started last Monday.

The Virtual Learning Academy has approximately 6,500 students and a long waiting list.

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“We were given 52 students and no resources, not even an online curriculum,” said Marianne Lally, a first-grade teacher who teaches English as a Second Language. “School books? Nothing. Paper and pencils for

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Evansville Elementary School teacher named Wyoming teacher of the year | Education

A fourth- and fifth-grade teacher at Evansville Elementary School has been named the 2021 Wyoming teacher of the year.

Alexis Barney received the honor Tuesday during the Wyoming Education Summit. 

Barney is Evansville’s English language arts goal team leader and serves on the leadership team, according to a press release from the Wyoming Department of Education. Her teaching philosophy involves empowering students to be kind and courageous life-long learners who are inquisitive and excited about the world around them, she said.

“Our attitude is going to be infectious.” Barney said in a statement. “I want to empower people to see things in a different light, helping them to find resources, and really turn those ‘can’ts’ into ‘cans.’ ”

Barney was raised in Saratoga. She graduated from the University of Wyoming-Casper and earned a master’s degree in 2016 at Capella University.

In a statement, Evansville Principal Wayne Tuttle described her as

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