Summer school teacher Joanna Sieben-Christensen and teaching assistant Srividya Sridharan from the Virtual Extended School Year Program have been visiting each of their students’ homes to read their favorite books. During “Pick-A-Book Picnics,” the students read a chosen book to their teachers, who also bring a book to share. The interactive picnics are a way for third and fourth grade students in the virtual program to form relationships while focusing on individual academic and social needs.
“It has been very special getting to have some extra social interactions with our students, being able to meet and read together,” said Mrs. Christensen. “The picnics have been a wonderful way to build a sense of community in my virtual classroom.”