CITRUS HEIGHTS (CBS13) — A local husband and wife teaching team went to new lengths to connect with the students from home.

Jennifer and Joshua Ray turned their Citrus Heights garage into a distance learning classroom for their students at Orchard Elementary School. Mrs. Ray teaches fourth-graders and Mr. Ray teaches third grade.

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They tried to incorporate as much of their real classroom as they could. Recently, they have added new backdrops and expanded their home garden to help with virtual lessons.

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“It’s pushed me to integrate technology in a way that’s different, and to find a way to connect projects and stuff to that technology,” Mr. Ray said.

“In planning for the show, it’s helped me frame how I want to teach my class and bring those whole school shared experiences,” Mrs. Ray said.

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The couple even turned their school singalong into a weekly show featuring different guests on the school’s Facebook page.