It was quite the day!
It was my first time spending the day at school today. We had to go in for one day this week and two days next week.
I coordinated with my teaching buddy so we both went today and actually a third friend was there too. I had also picked today so that I could use their WiFi on the day I do the most internet stuff.
I felt behind right from the start as I had to first put my room back together and find my internet cord and hook up the computer and find a chair to sit on and unearth my desk. I’m really trying not to do too much as it’s only about 18 days and then I’ll have to pack my room up for summer cleaning. The custodian was very proud of his cleaning, but unfortunately, all I saw was the work he caused me as I now have to do a bunch of things to my room:(
I did finally set up a place to work and I decided to start in creating the activities for next week. I always have to tether my computer for this at home so it eats more data than checking their work. It seriously took me until lunchtime.
After lunch I talked to two girls in my class via Teams and then spent the last thirty five minutes starting to check work.
It was just a tough day as it really doesn’t seem like this is the right thing to do. A message from our superintendent finally came out midday today. It said that students would be attending two full days a week and Wednesday would just be online, (though we could possibly also have kids of emergency workers in our class on this day) but there is still no plan for how this is going to work. We asked about recess, lunch, preps, division of students- they have zero plans so far:(. And they’re asking parents to decide if they’re sending their children before they have a plan.
I realize we have been very lucky in that we have relatively few cases compared to everywhere else, but we also have been taking measures to ensure this and now we’re going to open it up to the risk of a spike for eight days of school for children. I just don’t get it. Well actually I do, some parents need a break from their children. They keep saying its to restart the economy but children going to school for two days isn’t going to allow many parents to go back to work.
We feel like they are using convenient truths. Every playground has been cordoned off for the past two months and yet conveniently now- kids don’t get this. We’ve been told that the virus lives on surfaces, but oh now, students can come in and read your books. We’re being told that safety measures, including social distancing is the number one concern, and yet they’re saying I can have eleven kids in my room at a time. I checked today and that makes for less than a meter between students. All I can do is shake my head☹️😖
Okay sorry about the rant.
I finally picked up my yarn to start the roller skates but haven’t had much success yet. If anyone has a good pattern for wheels for crochet or knit, please let me know.
It was a pretty good day since I didn’t have access to extra food for most of it. I’ve had:
Rice cake with Pb & j and cheese, watermelon slices, seafood marinara, baked potato with sour cream alternative, and three tbsp of vegan cream cheese icing. I realized this is my favourite part of the cinnamon roll mug cake so figured I’d save the calories and just have it. It wasn’t that great on its own though:(
I think that’s my whole day.