I have been extremely MIA because of work! I started work about a month ago and haven’t had a moment to write. Any time I’m done with work, I want to turn my brain off!
Here’s a short fill in on work!
Work started slow! We had three weeks to get our classrooms ready and while I needed it, by the end of it, I was so ready for in person learning to start. We had one week of remote learning and getting organized and then last week, in person learning started.
So far, I’m loving it! While it’s not ideal to teach with a mask, having a class with 12 kids one day or 7 kids another, is amazing! Small class sizes mean I really get to know my students and I can meet with them individually in every subject during independent work time.
With that being said, it is a little scary teaching, in person during a pandemic. Anyone could be asymptomatic or could have been in contact with someone who has it. As of right now, the neighborhood my school is in is doing okay and below the 3% positivity rate. This week schools in other New York City boroughs are closing. As much as I hope this doesn’t happen to us, I almost feel like it’s inevitable. Let’s see!
Any readers out there teaching in person? If so, how’s it going?
I hope you all have a lovely week!