Only two more days of our current situation at International Language House. Next week we will be planning to return to a normal-length school day without online classes.
With an average of 50 students every day, we have been thinking a lot about how to properly social distance. Our staff has been meeting and discussing options every day in order to make sure everyone will be safe and happy.
There are many ways things that will change once all our kids return to school.
Jupiters who have not attended the kindergarten in person yet will need to get accustomed to our school rules and interact nicely with their new friends.
Saturn class will have to refresh their memory of what a full day is like at the kindergarten.
And Mercury class will need to adjust to most of their day being upstairs and prepare to move on to elementary school someday.
There may still be a lot of uncertainty as we start the month of June, but we are all in this together. Thank you for sticking with us.
We are back from Golden Week with another new schedule at International Language House.
This week we have launched our new Zoom class system for students who have stayed at home. This has been a learning curve for both families and teachers. But we have been trying our best 🙂
How have you been spending your time at home? Please feel free to look at our Useful Phrases page in our menu at the top of the blog page to help fill in the gaps while staying at home with your child.
We have also sent out private YouTube links to our clients. These will pair with a large package we sent out to each student before Golden Week. Inside each package includes supplies for crafts, a picture book for each class depending on level, English workbooks, and other activities.
For our students who are taking online classes with us, we only ask that each day before class starts, please prepare yourselves with your Golden Week packages nearby in case we use the English books during our lesson.
Thank you for always following along with us, even with difficult times. We are working hard every day to make sure your child still has many opportunities to learn with us.
We hope to see you all under different circumstances soon.
At the kindergarten, we have invited our students to come and join us for half a school day the past two weeks. Everyone has been checking their temperature and washing up often.
We also have had English class and craft spread out as much as we can.
Even though a lot of things in our schedule are different, we have made as much of our daily activities as normal as possible.
Yesterday, our teachers each spent an hour calling everyone in their class who decided to stay home. It was so nice to reconnect with each other and we hope we can do it again another time.
We also have been making YouTube videos for everyone staying home to make sure they can still learn with us!
Right now, everyone has a lot of extra free time with their kids. Try to practice anything they’ve learned in school, whether it’s old Project BOB books, our YouTube lessons, or just talking with teachers in our video calls.
We miss you and hope we can return to our new normal soon.