October 9, 2020

Many of our students have older siblings so I thought this might be helpful for any of those siblings who might be of voting age. The video is actually quite interesting for anyone to watch!

I received an email from Common Sense Media saying the following: 

"As we inch c...

September 15, 2020

We are so happy to see our students again! So far we are having a great week. The students are happy to be here and the teachers are thrilled to have them back in the classroom. Hopefully this week a lot of their questions will be answered naturally. Many children were...

August 26, 2020

Welcome back! Here are a couple videos for your kiddos to enjoy. The first is a tour of the school that they have likely been missing since March! The second is a little hello from myself and the special areas teachers. 

This year may be off to an unusual start but...

May 11, 2020

If you haven't yet noticed from all my blog posts, I'm a big fan of Common Sense Media. They just started a podcast that looks pretty good. I haven't started it yet but wanted to share here. This is the email I received about it. I'd love to hear what you think about t...

April 20, 2020

Many teachers, including myself, are doing Google Hangouts with our students. I've had students ask me if they can set up their own Hangouts with friends beyond the teacher's lessons. The answer is yes, but with exceptions. They cannot use a school computer to do this,...

April 13, 2020

Check out this website for activities that siblings can do with each other to bond, compete, and cooperate. The lava game never gets old!

April 1, 2020

I LOVE Common Sense Media! (No, they are not paying me to say this.) They have fabulous lessons for kids and information for parents regarding anything and everything technology. You can get movie, video game, and TV reviews that let you know what is or isn't appropria...

March 19, 2020

There are SO MANY Covid-19 resources popping up everywhere. Try not to be overwhelmed and just explore one at a time as you need. I will try my best to highlight the most helpful ones. 

Some links:

"Support Sylvania" Facebook page has been amazing for Sylvania families...

March 17, 2020

I would love to be Pen Pals with my Sylvan Bobcats! Students please feel free to write me an email or letter, or draw me a picture, and I will write back. I would love to hear how you are spending your time at home. I miss you!

Email: ahoffman@sylvaniaschools....

March 13, 2020

Here is a letter with some resources for talking to your child about COVID-19. This letter was also included in the Sylvan Slate newsletter. 

One video in particular I really like is by BrainPop (click on picture). Just about all of our students are familiar with B...

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