Our Year 6 children in school will begin, this week, to think about how to reconnect and re-engage with learning at school. You have not yet returned to school, but there are still elements of their lesson that I think you would enjoy and which would be useful for you.
Think about these questions:
For example, why is it important that you see your family members?
Is there anyone who is important to you who you haven't seen for a long time? How do you feel about that?
What have you been doing, if anything, to keep that relationship going in your absence? Perhaps you have been texting or sharing Zoom calls ...
Have you heard the saying,
"Absence makes the heart grow fonder" ?
What do you think about that? Do you agree? Why?
Sometimes when we don't see someone for a long time, the opposite can be true: it can be difficult to reconnect with them. We might worry that we (or they) have changed. Do you feel like this about anyone? What could you do about that?
The prefix re means to do something again.
Reconnect - connect again
Re-engage with learning - get back into learning again
Watch the film
To operate the toy, the handle is turned which engages the cam, causing the cam follower to move up
Coming back to school after a break is a bit like this. We have to get ourselves working again and re-engage with learning and school routines! But, unlike the cam toy, there is no handle to turn!
Whether we are back at school, or learning from home, we need to think about how we will re-engage with our learning in the classroom.
How do you feel about this?
Draw a mind map with 're-engage' in the middle. What (not who) can help you to re-engage with school and learning when you return?
Do you understand what each of these mean?
Can you give examples of how these might help you?