March 2021 SOLC–Day 26
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I thought I was going to write about listening to my students’ conversations in the Google Meet site before morning meeting, when I’m “in” the room, but my video is off as I finish up getting organized. About how my days start with a smile as I listen to their light hearted banter.How they laugh and chatter during breaks. How they crack me up over and over again.
I pondered writing about how this short remote learning stint has gone pretty well. About how much I prefer synchronous teaching to last spring’s video lesson model, even including dealing with technological blips–like losing host control of the Google Meet to one of my students. Multiple times. And about how much I was looking forward to being back at school in person on Tuesday.
I considered writing about the amazing Zoom presentation I attended last night, featuring poet Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer. About how, even after a full day of remote teaching and hours of parent teacher conferences, I still managed to attend and I left feeling energized. Now that truly is amazing.
I still hadn’t decided what I would write about when the text message arrived late this morning. From my principal.
“We have another case in 4th grade. Give me a call.”
Now, the day is over, and I don’t feel much like writing about anything at all.
Our quarantine has been extended through next Friday and I’m awaiting my test results.
I guess that’s really all I needed to write.