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Grades K - 2

Unique Considerations for Grades K - 2

At this age, it is important that families/caregivers are utilized as a partner in remote learning, as students are still highly dependent on an adult for support with technology and the executive functioning required for success with remote learning.  Think about how to engage and support students from the start through communication designed to understand their unique situations and needs.  As some caregivers may be new to educational technology, we schools will focus on utilizing and building capacity around a few critical platforms.  Instruction at this age should support a balance of teacher directed and student practice. Each part of the day should embed social-emotional guidance, classroom management strategies and student support strategies in anticipation of supporting students with technology and e-learning materials.

A Day in the Life of a CPS Elementary Student

  • Cartoon of a young student reading a book while sitting a table

    Real time virtual instruction

    An elementary student's day remote learning would mirror a day learning at school. It would include a mix of real-time instruction with their teacher and classmates, small group activities, and independent learning time within each of their classes. All CPS students will receive several hours of live instruction each and every day.

  • Cartoon of a young student thinking about math while sitting at a table

    Lunch and breaks throughout the day

    Elementary school students will have independent time for lunch as well as short breaks during the school day.

  • Cartoon of a young student reading with their mother

    Academic electives and enrichment

    Much like a normal school, students will also have self-directed time for electives, academic enrichment, and special classes such as arts and physical education in addition to real-time instruction.