Sunday morning as I cleaned the kitchen after a morning of baking scones and prepping lunches for the week, my phone rang. It was my principal. “I’m going to take a quick phone call,” I announced as I moved towards the front of the house where our reception is best.
In that split second before answering and saying hello, my mind wandered to all the reasons my principal might be calling. I thought about all the conversations we had during quarantine in the spring and over the summer, as we prepared to come back to school. We’ve always been thought partners and I always look forward to our conversations.
So, as I let my mind wonder for a moment about what might be coming up with literacy this week, this fantasy quickly came to a halt as I realized the more likely reason for the phone call. Contact tracing. How many calls have come over the weekends, questioning my contact with people that have tested positive for Covid? Enough, that I should have known…
I look forward to future phone calls related to curriculum and big thinking. I know we will get back there…someday.