Story Challenge Day 13: Two Years

Two years. 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 usuallyContinue reading “Story Challenge Day 13: Two Years”

Slice of Life Day 2021 Day 13: If Only

Today marks Day 13 of the┬áSlice of Life┬áchallenge. Join me as I work to write every day in March – and beyond! If only, last year, as we hastily made copiesand gathered booksand held cramming sessionson how to use Google meetwe had stopped and sat on the floorin a circlethe kind of circlewhere sometimes youContinue reading “Slice of Life Day 2021 Day 13: If Only”

So…How Are You?

“Plugging along.”“About as well as I can be.”“Chugging along.”“Just fine, which is all about any of us can ask.” These words come out of my mouth repeatedly. Perhaps you find yourself giving the same responses. To tell you the truth, that really is where I am. I’m…okay, I guess. I’m doing fine, which is perhapsContinue reading “So…How Are You?”

Joy in the Time of COVID

So many moments of wonder,Of joyTo hold high and to honor – A real live letter from a student pen palColleagues who find strength in one anotherThe college son who just feels like a chatBlue skies, uninterruptedA new recipe that worksWalks with friendsWatching people you love do what they love All these moments of wonder,OfContinue reading “Joy in the Time of COVID”

The Answer Is…

NO.No, I’m not posting a continuation of the story I started earlier this week.No, I’m not surprised that e-learning in our state now extends until June. YES.Yes, I’m glad I was “with” students when I heard.Yes, I’m heartbroken and sad. NO.No, I’m not quite sure entirely how I feel.No, I’m not sure where I’m goingContinue reading “The Answer Is…”

#SOL20 Day 27: What Needs to be Said

Dear Families, I probably shouldn’t be writing you this letter over Spring Break, during a time when we should all take distance from school, but I confess my brain is just not in vacation mode. You and your kids have been on my mind a lot over the last weeks. There’s a lot I don’tContinue reading “#SOL20 Day 27: What Needs to be Said”