The Whole Child Review

Issue No. 3 Spring Edition

Community and Connection

As we practice physical-distancing and closed schools until at least April 30th, we are choosing to value connection, community, and love in whatever ways possible. We see this in the ways our teachers are connecting to students, even though there is no shared physical classroom.

Embracing an Inclusive and Challenging Curriculum

At KIPP we often say: “Find a way or make one.” The last few weeks have undoubtedly tested this core principle. But thanks to our committed teachers and leaders, we have found a way to safely ensure students receive food, a way to close a significant hardware gap, a way to navigate unfamiliar tech platforms for our lessons…

Sharing Resources from our CMASJ

Our newest art installation was interrupted by stay-at-home guidance, but we look forward to sharing it with you! Self(ie) Love is an exhibition exploring ideas of identity and self love, showcasing work created by artists ranging from ages 5 to 13.

Integrating Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Many teachers are making sure their students have a resource to keep them moving and taking deep breaths, and using positive affirmations to help navigate the stress and varying emotions during this time. We’re so grateful for these special teachers!

Prioritizing Food Justice

KIPP Chicago essential employees, such as food service workers and custodians and volunteers, have worked hard to ensure our students and families continue to have two meals a day. Each day, all viable schools open from 9am-1pm to pass out pre-packaged meals for families. We are incredibly appreciative of their work!

Enhancing Teacher Wellbeing

We loved welcoming teachers into our Children’s Museum of Art and Social Justice for our first two wellbeing workshops: watercolor and yoga. We are currently working on continuing our teacher wellness workshops online.

Whole Child Review COVID-19 Resources and Articles

A list of helpful resources and articles.

In-person instruction is suspended for the remainder of this school year.
Click here for KIPP Chicago resources for students and families