The elementary teachers at Alpha Omega Academy want to welcome you to the 2015-2016 school year. We are all excited for what this year holds and are so happy to have you as a member of our school family. To make sure that you and your student are ready for a year of learning, we also want to share a few things that are in our plans for the year.
We are planning a variety of online classes each week school is in session. The courses focus on different subjects, concepts, and events and are a great way for elementary students to meet the teachers and students that make up Alpha Omega Academy. Each Friday, active students (or their parents) receive an e-mail that contains links and information about the following week's courses.
Although many online class offerings change from week to week, a few courses are offered consistently throughout the year. On Fridays at 10 a.m. (CT) we have a literature corner open to all active elementary students. The class explores the writing of different authors and covers a large collection of picture books that are fun and exciting for all ages. In addition, the elementary book club meets at 2 p.m. (CT) on Thursdays and is open to avid readers in grades 2-6. During the class, students and teachers work together to break down a different chapter book each month and discuss the themes and ideas intertwined throughout the writing. Special monthly events and parties are also planned for elementary students throughout the course of the year, starting with Back-to-School Pictionary at 1 p.m. (CT) on Thursday, September 10.
Along with all of these fun courses, we also want to inform you of the different ways that you can contact teachers at the academy. All teachers can be reached by message through computer-based curriculum, by e-mail, or over the phone. In addition, each elementary teacher hosts a 1-hour online whiteboard hour throughout the course of the day. This fantastic tool allows teachers to draw diagrams, illustrate example problems, and walk students through all the steps needed to complete any work that is giving them trouble. Check out the external links tab on your dashboard to access the passwords required for these helpful sessions.
Have a fantastic year, and be sure to keep in touch with your teachers this school year. We want to know all about you and look forward to a fun-filled year of learning!