Well…here we are…heading into the last two days of this incredible school year.
When this year started, we were filled with fear. What if we get sick? What if we carry this disease back to our families? What if our students get sick? Can we figure out how to teach well in this new environment where kids have masks and are behind plexiglass and need to be socially (I prefer physically) distanced?
Wear a mask. Wash your hands. Use hand sanitizer. Sit behind plexiglass.
Hybrid. Quarantine. Full time. Dedensify (Was this just our district, or was this a thing?). Mitigating measures. Distance Learning.
Zoom. Breakout Rooms. Sharing screens. The Chat Box.
And now, here we are. Vaccinations are plentiful. Graduations are happening. Kids are having recess without masks, and we are finding ways to celebrate the end of another school year.
We have all been pioneers. We have reached a destination. We will celebrate. Teachers have taken it on, made it work, overcome obstacles, and made the school year everything it needed to be for students.
I’m beyond proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish during this school year. I’m ready for a break.
We made it!