Summer assignments this year are much different than years past.
With many summer programs and local recreational options being cancelled in their physical forms due to COVID-19, students will have more unstructured time on their hands. There is also the pressure of needing to help students not fall further behind, to cover missed standards, and to give all teachers and learners time to recharge.
As you roll out your summer assignments and optional resources to families, here are some things to consider about how Knowre Math can fit into your plan for this very unique summer break.
Encouraging students to “work on [fill in your curriculum]” or to “complete as much of this as possible” is too vague. While there are some students who will take that instruction and complete everything, for many students, the prospect of an entire curriculum’s worth of content over the summer is too overwhelming.
Instead, consider which chapters and lessons are most important and have students prioritize those. There is always room for “if you finish early and want to keep practicing you can continue to work on the rest of the curriculum.” By starting in a more focused way, there is a higher likelihood that students will complete what you need them to complete.
Assign students with Knowre Math lessons directly from the Assignments tab of your Teacher Dashboard. We recommend that you choose an end of summer due date for all assignments to accommodate the varying summer schedules of your students.
Even though all of the assignments will have the same due date, it is still helpful to split up the lessons into multiple different assignments. This will help students feel a sense of progress as they work through assignments.
Be sure to let students know how their work will be reviewed and graded. Determining expectations around summer work can be complicated because it is often assigned by a student’s current teacher but collected by their new teacher.
With that being said, be sure to let students know what they can expect in terms of this work when school starts up again.
Do Not Delete your Classes
In order for students to access Knowre Math over the summer, they still need to be enrolled in classes on your Teacher Dashboard. Wait to delete your classes until the start of next school year. If you delete your classes without first enrolling your students in new classes, they will not be able to access their Knowre Math accounts.
If you have any questions, or want a thought partner in planning your summer assignments on Knowre Math, please do not hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are here to help!