First, don’t panic. Look around and think of three things you are grateful for in your life. Even in the darkest moments of life there are things to be grateful for.
Second, think about your learning and think about what you have in your home that can help you continue learning. I know you’ve been binge-watching something so let’s use that to engage the mind. You can engage on a few levels:
- analyze structure: track the plot movement, analyze characters and what they bring to the story, devices used (writing or filming) and how the writer/director crafts the story
- Big Ideas: what are topics the author is trying to get across to the audience? What is the underlying philosophy?
- Be a critic: good, bad, in the middle? Justify your reasons for your opinions with good arguments
- Get Creative: write your own fan-fiction based on the story, role play a character and create something from their perspective…
As of right now (Tues, Mar 31st, 12:45 pm) we are waiting to see what the finalized plan will be for you to finish the year and either Graduate (gr 12s) or pass to Grade 11. You will receive a phone call from someone (maybe me) at the school in the next couple of days to connect with you to see what you have at home and what you may need. I will follow up with emails, posts, videos whatever I can to get us through the rest of the year.
Obviously, I would rather see your smiling faces but of course, we must do our part and stay apart so this pandemic will slow and eventually vanish. Stay strong and take care of yourselves and your families and we will be victorious.