OKCPS Teacher Reflects On First Week Of In-Person Classes


Monday, October 26th 2020, 6:38 am
By: Caleb Califano


OKLAHOMA CITY -

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students at Oklahoma City schools will head back to school Tuesday for week two of in-person learning before the older students join them next month.

Pre-K and Kindergartners are all learning from home Monday, with their teachers helping them online.

That's just one of many things that Kindergarten teacher Leslie Scrivner says she's having to get adjusted to.

Last week OKCPS started allowing Pre-K and Kindergarten students back into the classroom, following a staggered A/B schedule and strict social distancing measures.

Students have set schedules for hand washing, and mask-wearing is a requirement in the classroom.

Scrivner says kindergarten students are much more hands on and playful with each other than the older students, and it's been a learning process for her and the kids, teaching them not to do that this year.

"I've had to think about 'oh, even though Sarah dropped her toy, we have got to make sure she picks it up.' So it's just the little things we are learning about," said Scrivner.

As long as Oklahoma County's COVID-19 infection rate stays below the state's red alert level, 1st through 12th grade OKCPS students will return to the classroom on November 9.