March 2nd, 2020
As we are all aware of the current pandemic status at the global measure, it is important to ensure the wellbeing of yourself and others surrounding you, follow the guidelines delivered by health officials and stay alert of your surroundings, and hygiene.
Many parents/caretakers are concerned about the wellbeing of their child/s when they are in the environment outside of their homes including schools, possible quick trip to the supermarkets and other activities which are yet not prohibited. In classrooms, we have been ensuring from several weeks that hygiene practices take place such as, using tissues when needed, not touching your face, nose or eyes after being in contact with surfaces (including disinfected) and, washing your hands before and after any activity.
Talking to kids about basic hygiene practices and catching up with them in the next class with their progress. Many students had started to get into the habit with an occasional reminder.
However, physical wellbeing is not all that is taken into consideration in classrooms. Emotional wellbeing is also a necessity. For example, children may say something unnecessary to one another and it could possibly affect somebody who’s present. For example, when a student asks for assistance with a question they’re struggling with, another student may comment on the question being easy, which starts to bring in hesitation within children to put forward their questions. It is important that all children learn, motivate and help each other, and excel.
Reading the comprehension together and then discussing the questions to understand the question before answering. This has shown improvement in the answering of some students who attempt to understand the questions in homework activities.
Explaining a set of two questions from each topic and then motivating students to do a question each on the board, which shows their positive attitude towards their fellows as they attempt to help each other with multiples or factors and, when completing their worksheets, discussing their answers.
Not always everybody present in the class understands something at the same pace as others, small activities in class help us understand which child is having troubles with what, and assisting them.
Children have a quick processing when grasping certain topics those interests them. Small activities excite them and bring out the positive attitude within them which has them excited to learn a new concept and share their understanding with the class.
Henceforth, it is important that there is a positive attitude intrusted within children whilst learning, as well as ensuring they’re healthy and happy.