Our Corona Journal is an account of the experiences of members of our MS 202 community.

Curators: Ms. Brier and Ms. Woods

Week 9: 

May 18 - May 22

Week 8: 

May 11 - May 15

Week 7: Poems, parent meetings and Teacher Appreciation

May 4 - May 8

Week 6: April Showers and May Flowers

April 27- May 1

Ms. Becker's 7th graders explored  the future with "Dream Boards"

Week 5: We Got This!

April 20- 24

Mystery writing, book tastings and looking at the work through the "lens" of an instant camera.

Week 4: Family Week

April 13 - 17, 2020

World Language Day was just one of the interesting themes at the center of our virtual learning this week. At right, 7th grade students explored different languages, celebrations and cultures.

Week 3: It's all about connections

April 6 - 10, 2020

Students continue to use journal writing to express themselves in uncertain times and stay connected to friends.

Week 2: Now we're streaming!

March 30- April 3, 2020

Virtual Visitors in the Library Classes: 7th graders "met" an author and an artist
Lessons delivered, in so many ways

March 27. In their daily check in with seventh graders, AP J. LLoyd and Dean M. Piazza emphasized germ fighting basics, Bitmoji-style.

Week 1: Flip the switch: Online learning begins

March 23- 27, 2020

Sixth graders document "history"

March 17-19, 2020

Teachers and Administrators prepare

Once the decision was made to shift all NYC students to online learning, schools, including MS 202, began to prepare. Staff reported to work for three days of planning and training. Devices were handed out to over 120 families, to help all students continue the learning online. Google Classroom, a platform that many students and teachers already used, was rolled out in every class. Mr. Fitzgerald acknowledged how unprecedented the situation was, but declared MS 202 was better prepared to use technology to continue learning than schools in many other places. 

Grade 8 Dean Ms. Brennan began sending daily video messages to her students, reassuring them and offering support. 3/19/20

Teacher teams met to plan lessons that could be delivered remotely. 3/18/20.

March 15, 2020

The announcement came on a Sunday afternoon.

The news about the growing epidemic of the novel coronavirus. Just a few days early, on March 11, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak was now a "pandemic" - acknowledging the rapid spread of the illness worldwide. Still, when Mayor De Blasio announced the closure of New York City schools, there was an element of shock.



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