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Elementary Synchronous Instruction

Virtual Virginia promotes meaningful interactions between K–12 learners and instructors through time-based or task/product-based measures of attendance. A meaningful interaction is defined as two-way engagement with a student and staff that allows some sort of feedback or input from the student on successes and challenges.

Elementary students (grades K–5) have a meaningful interaction with their teacher or appropriate school staff on a daily basis. Recognizing the young age of these students, families play a key role in enabling access for remote attendance, and divisions offer ongoing support for families.

The VVA teacher will facilitate engaging daily synchronous instruction, Q&A sessions, 1:1 and small-group instructional time for learners during the week. VVA teachers hold posted office hours for regular student and parent communication, create weekly instructional videos and content as needed, and facilitate course pacing with opportunities for remediation and enrichment. Synchronous session absences are reported to the local school for record-keeping per local school policy.

K-5 Sample Instructional Schedule

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

TimeContent AreaLearning Activities
8:00–8:15 a.m.Morning MeetingDaily Welcome, Social-Emotional Learning, Team-Building
8:15–9:20 a.m.Reading and Language ArtsWhole-group reading (20 min.)
Whole-group word work or writing (20 min.)
Small-group reading, asynchronous work, independent reading, or writing (25 min.) 
9:20–9:30 a.m.BreakStretch and Movement Activity (Independent or Teacher-led)
9:30–10:20 a.m.MathematicsWhole-group math focus (20 min.)
Small-group and independent practice (30 min.) 
10:20–10:30 a.m.BreakStretch and Movement Activity (Independent or Teacher-led)
10:30–11:00 a.m.Specialty classSupplemental class in Physical Activity and Wellness, World Languages, Dance, and Arts
11:00–11:45 a.m.Lunch and RecessBreak for lunch, stretch, and movement
11:45–12:15 p.m.Social StudiesDirect instruction and practice with Social Studies concepts 
12:15–12:20 p.m.BreakStretch and Movement Activity (Independent)
12:20–12:50 p.m.ScienceDirect instruction and practice with Science concepts
12:50–1:00 p.m.Afternoon MeetingDaily Closing, Social-Emotional Learning, Team-Building


TimeContent AreaLearning Activities
8:00–8:30 a.m.Morning MeetingDaily Welcome, Social-Emotional Learning, Character and Team-Building
8:30–9:20 a.m.Reading and Language ArtsWhole-group reading (20 min.) Whole-group word work or writing (30 min.) 
9:20–9:25 a.m.BreakStretch and Movement Activity (Independent)
9:25–10:15 a.m.MathematicsWhole-group math focus (20 min.) Small-group and independent practice (30 min.) 
10:15–10:45 a.m.STEMWhole-group STEM instruction; Small group application
10:45–3:00 p.m.Asynchronous, Small-group, and 1:1 instructionAsynchronous and Independent WorkSmall-group and 1:1 instruction, scheduled with the teacher