guidelines for the fall - ProTeacher Community




Home Join Now Search My Favorites
Help


      The VENT

guidelines for the fall

>

Reply
 
Thread Tools
dusty dusty is offline
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 609
Senior Member

dusty
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 609
Senior Member
guidelines for the fall
Old 06-25-2020, 02:57 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #1

My state is releasing guidelines for reopening schools in the fall. Two of the guidelines say students in grades 2 and up must wear masks and desks should be 6 feet apart but must be at least 3 feet apart. Also, no temperature checks. Would you feel uncomfortable if you are in kindergarten or 1st grade and your students are not wearing masks? In kindergarten & first grade you're constantly getting up close just to tie their shoes, open snacks, or clean up spills. The 3 feet minimum concerns me a little too because I feel like my school will try to pack in as many desks as they can.


dusty is offline   Reply With Quote

IA11's Avatar
IA11 IA11 is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 2,993
Senior Member

IA11
 
IA11's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 2,993
Senior Member

Old 06-25-2020, 04:16 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #2

My state released guidelines yesterday. Among them, masks for Kindergarten students are optional. All staff will be required to wear masks.

I work in K and am a little concerned, as I am in a risk category. I get the reasoning — but I think we are going to spend most of our day trying to enforce social distancing and washing hands!
IA11 is offline   Reply With Quote
teenytiny's Avatar
teenytiny teenytiny is offline
 
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 5,313
Senior Member

teenytiny
 
teenytiny's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 5,313
Senior Member

Old 06-25-2020, 10:07 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #3

Yes, I've taught kindergarten, and kids that age have no sense of boundaries, and will cough and sneeze directly into your face without turning their heads or covering or anything. They do it without even thinking. They get right up into your personal space, too, also without thinking.

Plus you have to get really close to them a lot of the time- help them tie their shoes, zip up jackets, snap pants, correct their pencil grasp, etc.
teenytiny is offline   Reply With Quote
Mshope's Avatar
Mshope Mshope is offline
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 2,082
Senior Member

Mshope
 
Mshope's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 2,082
Senior Member
Temperature Checks
Old 06-25-2020, 04:36 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #4

For Covid-19, I think the temperature checks are pointless. It was different for SARS where the people spreading it HAD symptoms. So I wouldn't worry too much about that.

I teach junior high and have a feeling that my school will not be strict about the masks. Our principal seems to think this is a joke. So yes, I would be and will be uncomfortable with anyone not wearing a mask around me.

I believe that the virus is mostly airborne. For this reason, I wear a surgical mask. I don't have an N95, but I would wear one if I had it. I feel like cloth masks are too loose.

Did you consider a face shield in addition to a mask?
Mshope is offline   Reply With Quote
Sbkangas5's Avatar
Sbkangas5 Sbkangas5 is offline
 
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 7,252
Senior Member

Sbkangas5
 
Sbkangas5's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 7,252
Senior Member

Old 06-25-2020, 05:14 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #5

I am praying that my kindergartners don't have to wear masks. It will be much worse with them than without.


Sbkangas5 is offline   Reply With Quote
TeacherPK6's Avatar
TeacherPK6 TeacherPK6 is offline
 
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 3,811
Senior Member

TeacherPK6
 
TeacherPK6's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 3,811
Senior Member

Old 06-25-2020, 05:14 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #6

Quote:
Plus you have to get really close to them a lot of the time- help them tie their shoes, zip up jackets, snap pants, correct their pencil grasp, etc.


It almost seems like there may have to be some letting go of these things (I also teach K). Don't know how to tie your shoes? Tuck the laces inside so you don't trip. Can't zip your jacket? We're only outside 15 minutes (if we even get recess with Covid), you'll be fine. Remind parents to send kids in pants they can snap. Etc. I honestly don't know what this year is going to be like.
TeacherPK6 is offline   Reply With Quote
teenytiny's Avatar
teenytiny teenytiny is offline
 
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 5,313
Senior Member

teenytiny
 
teenytiny's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 5,313
Senior Member

Old 06-25-2020, 07:47 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #7

Quote:
It almost seems like there may have to be some letting go of these things
I completely agree. I think there will need to be some communication sent home to parents at the beginning of the year basically saying this and to set their expectations. That if their child can't tie their own shoes, it's best for them to wear slip-ons or velcro because the teacher will not be able to tie the shoes for the child. Send only food items they can open on their own, etc.
teenytiny is offline   Reply With Quote
Englishish's Avatar
Englishish Englishish is offline
 
Joined: Jan 2020
Posts: 102
Full Member

Englishish
 
Englishish's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2020
Posts: 102
Full Member
Eh
Old 06-25-2020, 08:27 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #8

I would feel about as comfortable with those grades with masks as without, which is to say that I would exist in a state of mortal terror either way. I teach junior high for a reason. However, I think these guidelines are going to be adjusted as people get acclimated to the reality we have instead of the reality we want. I wouldn’t sweat it too much just yet.
Englishish is offline   Reply With Quote
LMS06to13 LMS06to13 is offline
 
Joined: Jan 2019
Posts: 33
Junior Member

LMS06to13
 
Joined: Jan 2019
Posts: 33
Junior Member
I have a rising 2nd grader
Old 06-30-2020, 11:34 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #9

I took him to the grocery store Saturday for <30 minutes. He wore a mask. He had his hands on that mask, fussing with it, THE ENTIRE TIME. I have no idea how they think littles are going to wear a mask. They will touch their face 100x more with it on. And teachers are going to spend the whole time telling them to stop. Or fixing it for them.
LMS06to13 is offline   Reply With Quote

Join the conversation! Post as a guest or become a member today. New members welcome!

Reply

 

>
The VENT
Thread Tools




Sign Up Now

Sign Up FREE | ProTeacher Help | BusyBoard

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:55 AM.

Copyright © 2019 ProTeacher®
For individual use only. Do not copy, reproduce or transmit.
source: www.proteacher.net