Nearly six months at home, at home like never before. In just two days, we’re scheduled to head back to school, for seven days of professional development and preparations for welcoming back students…I want to welcome back students.
I’m already tired. Mostly mentally. I haven’t shut off my working mind all summer. I’ve worked more hours, on the books, since I last taught summer school, 8 years ago. When I wasn’t on the books, I have been reading, researching, and imagining. How can we make this work…for the kids?
All of those hours and all of that work and I’m no more prepared than I was in June. I know I am not alone. I hope people know that we are all doing our best to figure this out. There are so many questions, possibilities…variables. What will my work look like? What will our work look like? How will the kids react? What will the kids need?
Plans are changing by the millisecond it seems. I’m waiting for the moment that the kids arrive. Once they are there, I feel like our instincts will kick in. We will know what is right…or right in this moment.
That is my hope. That we keep our eyes on the kids.