Staying in Touch
The Craig School began our virtual learning experience on Tuesday, March 17th and we've been so amazed at our incredible teachers and the way they've been able to keep our students learning and engaged! Our Craig teachers have gone above and beyond in using technology to stimulate an environment similar to what they would experience if they were physically on campus. The Lower and Middle School teachers use Google Meets to teach the students virtually and the students proceed through their normal schedules as if they were at Craig. Google Meets stimulates a classroom environment with every student logging on at the same time to learn from the teachers and participate in class discussions. This is incredibly beneficial to the students so that they can get their learning needs addressed as well as connect socially with their classmates. This level of engagement is amazing especially as many of our teachers have their own kids and families that they need to attend to at home. The Lower and Middle School students are focusing on art projects and physical education games along with movement. We are excited for the art projects that will be the result of this focused study!
The High School students attend classes online using Google Classroom for resources and Google Hangout for attendance and real-time engagement and accessibility. The students are continuing to excel under the structured accountability and accessibility to their teachers. They are truly making the best of this unprecedented situation!
We've received many notes of thanks from parents in the Craig community on the amazing way that our teachers have jumped into this online learning experience. Parents who have children in other schools are especially impressed by the Craig teachers daily level of engagement while doing online school.
We hope that you and your families all remain healthy and safe.
Be on the lookout for more updates about our awesome community and please feel free to share your news with us!
Katie Burke - Director of Development
I just want to share my sincere thank you to you and the entire Craig community. We have been so happy to hear the wonderful things that Katherine has been experiencing at Craig over the last few weeks.
With the COVID-19 pandemic we have the opportunity to see and experience why she loves Craig so much-- her teachers are truly inspiring! They are gifts to each of their students-- with patients, grace and the ability to reach, inspire and educate in these circumstances is extraordinary. They create a warm, positive atmosphere in every situation, even when faced with interesting challenges.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
All my best, Liz
Thank you for an amazing day 1 of distance learning; besides a few little expected hiccups I feel that Will and Brad had a great day of learning from home--
Your teachers rock!
Everyone was well versed on the limitations/requirements of Goggle meets and handled the classes very very well .
Hats off to all the teachers and staff at Craigs' and thank you again!
-Bonnie and Dave Taylor
"Positive Moments” from our Covid Teaching and Learning from Home (from our teachers)
Here is a picture of my fur-babies (Lucy, Merlin, Midnight, and Marzipan) getting ready for our weekly Team Meeting to discuss teaching strategies for Virtual English and Literature Classes 🤣. Stay Healthy!
Paige A. Bank, Teacher of English, Craig High School
Home with my 3.5 year old Max attempting to be his preschool teacher! Apparently Khan Academy is not just for our high schoolers 🙂