Hemlock Public School District is blazing the trail in the virtual learning world. Teachers and students started the Monday after our face to face instruction were shut down and continue to adjust to the new normal by meeting with their teachers online using various tools.
“One of my favorite things to do with my students is to play learning games. I was so excited to discover we could all still engage in learning while having fun virtually,” shared Spanish Teacher Karen Willour. The school district started down the path of anywhere, anytime, anyplace learning five-plus years ago with the launch of 1:1 technology which has placed technology learning devices in the hands of every student in grades 1-12.
Freshman student, Regan Finkbeiner commented, “Playing virtual games is more fun than I thought! Talking to my friends that I haven't talked to in a while made me happy, and it was fun playing games with them as we did in school. Online school hasn't been all that bad at all either. The work is just right because it's not too complicated, and it’s self-explanatory which is nice.”
Young 5 teacher Karrah Aldrich used Zoom to connect with our littlest Huskies. The students loved seeing their teacher again and engaged in some singing and basic connecting with one another.
Miss Aldrich shared, “It was so nice to see some of my students again and hear some of the stories they had to share.”