It’s been two years since we packed up our loveys for a couple of weeks of online learning before spring break.
Two years since kids, backpacks stuffed to the brink with textbooks and worksheet packets and iPads and school supplies, flooded the hallway with the same kind of excitement and anticipation that usually greets winter break or summer vacation.
If only we knew how lasting this would be, we might have insisted on more closure. We might have brought our children together for one last circle time, lingered extra long in the hug-and-handshake line.
For the rest of that year, the only student contact I had came by way of a few work check-ins, and some optional game times on Fridays.
But I did post lots of videos for my students. Here was my very first one, encouraging students to “find their cozy place and write.”
Strangely enough, the second location is still where I go to work…