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How is practicing social distancing like adhering to a covenant?

May 12, 2020 | Elizabeth Rachuri

Recently in sixth grade closing meetings we’ve been talking about work habits.  We’ve specifically discussed how to be “all-in” for our classes.  Students shared suggestions for eliminating distractions and the temptations to multitask when attending a live class.  Students gave some suggestions like: put your phone in your desk drawer, mute/turn off notifications for emails or chats, and ask and answer questions in class.

Next, we are thinking about how we can apply the class covenant we wrote in the fall to this new season of distance learning. On Monday, we discussed the question, “How is practicing social distancing like adhering to a covenant?”

Here are some thoughts from Monday’s closing meeting:

Students had a lot to say about the topic!  We will continue this discussion and allow it to lead into further conversation about our own class covenant.  Does it all apply to distance learning?  Do we need to make any changes to help us navigate the end of the year together?

Whether we’re in the school building or out, we’re committed to finishing strong!

Elizabeth Rachuri

Teacher, Grade 5

Elizabeth Rachuri has always wanted to be a teacher. She began her career as a five-year-old girl creating and grading tests for her friends. She refined her skills in college as she studied, among other things, how to help struggling readers. Mrs. Rachuri spent a semester in Guanajuato, Mexico, studying Spanish and eating pan dulce. After college, she traveled to Puerto Rico to teach at the Christian School and Chapel for the Deaf. There, she learned American Sign Language and how to kill poisonous centipedes.

Finally, Mrs. Rachuri arrived at Mustard Seed School. Since that time, she has been teaching in the middle school. Her favorite part about teaching at Mustard Seed is leading worship. She loves to tell stories and get people to think deeply about God.

When she’s not teaching, traveling, or learning new languages, Mrs. Rachuri loves to draw portraits, sew, and (believe it or not) clean her house. But her new favorite pastime is singing and dancing with her daughter!

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