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Junior Kindergarten Teachers Find Creative Ways To Keep Students Connected

As Lausanne takes-on its first week of remote learning, the faculty, staff and Lausanne community have been devoted to helping our Lynx adjust to their new environment. 

With the use of different online platforms and innovative learning techniques, teachers across grade levels have been providing virtual versions of their classroom curriculum and daily routines while continuing Lausanne's goal of creating a joyful and challenging learning experience for our students. 

We also believe that keeping students connected while we are away from campus is important, and our Junior Kindergarten teachers have been coming up with some creative ways to make that happen. This morning, Ms. Lindy Roberson caught up with her junior-kindergartners via Zoom.

"This was amazing for my soul," Ms. Roberson said. "All of my kiddos on Zoom at once! It was comical, sweet and so refreshing to 'be' together!"

For the students in Ms. Carrie Millers JK class, exploring campus and interacting with others has become a group activity favorite this year (their interview with Headmaster McCathie being a fun example). To continue fostering their curious minds, she had her students search for the letter "O" around their homes, draw in journals and doodle along with artist and children's book author Mo Willems.

In a sweet and motivational video Ms. Amy Morrison shared with her junior-kindergartners yesterday, the Lower School teacher begins by telling her class how much she misses them and offers some words of encouragement before guiding them through their morning meeting, calendar time and activity for the day. 

The activity mentioned in Ms. Morrison's video honored St. Patrick's Day and was one that all three Junior-Kindergarten classes had the opportunity to share together online. The JK students were told to imagine they spotted a leprechaun and were tasked with creating a trap using items from their homes. Once their leprechaun trap was completed, the students shared a picture of the creation and a video reflecting on the process.

We are so thankful to have teachers who continuously go above and beyond for our Lynx. Being able to create a joyful experience and keeping our students connected during a challenging time is a reminder of the strength of the Lausanne community!