Coping with Stress during COVID

 Please see the attached Poster from WHO.  

COVID 19 in Simple English

Remember to stay calm. 
We need to be prepared, help prevent the spread of Covid19, and act cautiously. 
To be prepared means you should have a two week supply of food, hygiene products (toilet paper, diapers, soap, tissues, etc.) 
and medicine for each person in your house.
To help prevent the spread of Covid 19 you should make sure you are following the rules on the chart. (see the poster attached.)
To be cautious means that if you have any of the symptoms on the chart to the left , you should: call 811; stay home; do not go to the doctor or the hospital unless 811 tells you to; and self-isolate. 

You may be asked to self isolate, voluntarily isolate,  isolate, or quarantine yourself.  You may be asked to do this by 811, your work, or the government. These all mean the same thing.  You and your family are to stay in your house for at least 14 days. If you still feel sick after 14 days, you need to call 811 again. If the news tells you to stay inside, you must stay inside. 
If you are asked to stay inside, and you are sick with COVID—if you live with other people: you are to stay at least 6 feet away from them and don’t share a bedroom or bathroom with them.
If you are worried about losing pay, the government says you will be paid.  It is most important that you help stop the spread of COVID 19 by staying home if needed.
Read On staff are at work.  If you need help understanding this, please call 403-320-4701

Keeping in Touch

 While the library is closed, there are still ways that you and your student could “meet” for lessons.  I have listed some options below.
· Email them work that you have scanned, or take picture of the pages and send them via email, data or What’s App.
· Email back and forth to practice reading and writing skills.
· Use an app that allows you to see and chat with your student.  This would allow you to work on pronunciation skills, speaking skills, consider teaching debate, consensus, the tenses, increasing vocabulary, etc.  If your student already has homework you assigned the last time you met, or, if you are able to email work to your student, you can do your lesson using the app. 

· What’s App.  A free download that allows you to call each other for free using wifi: send videos, pictures, or voice recordings using the app.  This would be a good way to send pictures of the pages you are working on.
· Messenger (a Facebook App).  Once you connect with your student you can chat using video or voice connection. You can have multiplie people on at a time.
· Skype. This is free and not a download.  It tells me it is three simple clicks and then you are good to go.  This is another way to call multiple students and get them all into the one “classroom”.
· Zoom.  The free version allows you to chat (with multiple people in a "room") for up to 40 minutes.  You need to download Zoom to your computer and then you can invite students to join you in meetings.  Fairly intuitive.  You can share a screen on you laptop to get your student to read, etc.   
· WeChat. Also free.  You sign up and then send a request to a friend.  Once it has been accepted you can start chatting with them at your convenience.  It has free video calls as well.  
As well, check the websites of the books you are using with your student.  Many of them offer free worksheets for the books.



Read On Programs

Email to register now for ONLINE Read On classes starting Apr. 6.

Classes include:
Beginner ESL
Creative Conversations
Canadian Citizenship
ESL Time for Rhymes
Intermediate ESL

COVID Book for Children

Click on this link to see a book that has been written for children to help them understand COVID.  It has been written in 15 different languages. 

Online ReadOn Streaming Calendar

Week of April 6 2020

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