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Vooks Helping Teachers

Classroom Resource Units

Our team of Reading Education Experts have developed four standard aligned units to help you build routines in the classroom, encourage social and emotional development, and improve student’s skills in reading and writing.

Unit 1

Building Classroom Routines

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Unit 2

Social Emotional Learning

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Unit 3

Building Vocabulary Routines

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Unit 4

Daily Classroom Writing Routines

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Patty Duncan, Education Director

Welcome back to school!

The first day of school has always been one of my all time favorite days of teaching. The children were (almost all) happy to be back and ready to learn (again almost all). I had spent countless hours getting ready too: planning the lessons, making sure they were aligned with correct objectives, differentiating them for the groups, making them fun and engaging, spending time at the copy machine; getting the room ready, making sure the children felt safe and welcomed; and everything else that was involved to get myself and my own children ready. I was usually tired by the time the first day arrived, but I, too, was ready and happy to be back! But this year is a bit different. You were tired when you started and the children coming back have different needs that you must attend to this year. We know we can’t go back to doing things the way we did them before. We must do better! Teaching is more important than ever. Teaching will be different this year. Teaching will be harder this year.

The experts are telling us that now, more than ever, it is the teacher’s responsibility not only to teach, but to foster a sense of belonging, create a culture of learning, build strong relationships, and focus on routines. We know that teachers have always faced these challenges, but the children have been through so much more than usual with the traumas of COVID and racial violence, identity fears, and school learning losses. Each child experienced and internalized these differently. Teachers must meet children where they are and do what it takes to help each one reach their potential - and read by third grade!

I understand the overwhelming feeling that you must be experiencing. . The whole team at Vooks is here for you, to help in as many ways as we can. As Education Director at Vooks, I am committed to developing resources and activities to support you in the classroom. I hope that this Back to School activity packet and the lessons we are developing will help you encourage your children and welcome them back to your classroom where they feel safe, respected, and loved. Education is the promise to the future and you are the promise to education and the children. Thank you for all that you do. You are my heroes!