Day 127 (of 189) the new day #1
Well, spring break has come to an end (based on the calendar) but students still remain away. 2020 and the spread of COVID-19 have led to some strangeness leading to a “new normal”. We started off with some “closed” signs placed around the school and then waited….
Fortunately the news has travelled well and nobody “didn’t know” that in-class learning had been suspended. Other questions…well there are plenty of those. But Day one is focused on connections.
So we used Zoom to meet as a staff (school staff + district staff) to get in alignment on some wonders and some worries. Our vulnerable families and families whose work is “essential service” remain important to us – but making a connection comes before any learning will take place (kinda like the start of the school year; without a focus on connections and relationships, learning is an uphill struggle). It was fabulous that everybody was able to make it online together and see so many familiar faces (some used their landline to call in… no judging clothing being worn at home!)
We make connections – even I am doing “something” starting off with my “lunch stories with Landy” https://zoom.us/rec/play/vpYkdumq-zg3SNCXtASDV_4vW420LamshHVI-fNbzkjhAHADNVOnZrAXZ-KGqiiKYfJhWdjF7kdIumQi?continueMode=true&_x_zm_rtaid=NYm4V3t6Rm2WerSBq5Txig.1585606441930.66e95257517b8eb6316b15b4ab573ebe&_x_zm_rhtaid=325
And I am trying to find those little joys – such as being able to leave my vehicle at home and walk to and from the school. The time to walk and get some fresh air is always helpful. And no fear of being bored, because at a school, there is never “nothing to do” – though I miss the people!
So getting some feedback on my “story time” was fabulous – especially with some saying they are looking forward to tomorrow….glad I asked (and got) some requests!
The new “day one” …. done for now…