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MSLF@Home – Distance Learning for the MSLF community

Per the mandate from Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, for the safety of our families, Illinois schools must remain closed for in-person learning for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. As such, our MSLF campus will remain closed through June 5, 2020.

Our dedicated teachers and staff are supporting MSLF families with MSLF@Home, our distance learning platform. MSLF@Home distance learning will continue through the end of the academic year as we honor our unwavering commitment to provide our families the best in individualized Montessori education – no matter what. This personalized approach offers custom-made instructional videos and lessons, virtual classroom meetings, daily group times, and individualized work suggestions. During these unprecedented times, we have adapted to this distance learning model to continue bringing our families the personalized education they have come to expect at MSLF. Our beloved teachers and staff have designed detailed instruction, created an ever-growing library of Montessori video lessons and materials, provided children daily opportunities to connect with classmates, and made themselves “on call” to be a rock for MSLF parents amid uncertainty.

We encourage MSLF parents to engage with MSLF@Home at a level that works for their daily home life. Many are currently struggling to work and juggle distance learning. That’s why our approach is flexible, not mandatory, offering families multiple ways to connect with teachers, academic work, and classmates.

 

While no MSLF teacher ever imagined transforming her classroom into Zoom meetings, video lessons, and postmarked materials packages, the overwhelming positive parent feedback we’ve received to date confirms the strength of our unique distance learning among peer institutions. MSLF teachers and staff remain fully committed to offering our children an exceptional Montessori education, and individualized learning experience. At a time when life feels anything but normal, MSLF@Home offers MSLF children a sense of consistency, continuity, and community.

Resources provided to MSLF parents during the 2020 school closure:

  • MSLF@Home Share Site: Private site for teachers and staff to share documents and videos for their classroom
  • Daily classroom Zoom meetings: Each classroom is provided with once or twice daily classroom Zoom meetings to bring children together
  • Videos from Enrichment teachers and group Zoom meetings: Enrichment teachers for P.E./Movement, Mandarin, Spanish, Outdoor Classroom/Gardening, and Cooking/Sewing provide videos for each division
  • MSLF Parents Facebook Group: Supportive group of MSLF parents, who share ideas and allow parents to remain connected during this time at home

MSLF@Home with MSLF families