#sol20- November 10, 2020
We had a good run- we started the school year online- a week and a half.
Then we had two weeks of hybrid, with A group, B group alternating.
Next we had fully in person (although my last student returned just last week).
Last week… a one day visit by the Hungarian Foreign Minister- and health protocols were not followed. The next day he tested positive in Bangkok… and then a local bodyguard who supported the visit did too. More contacts were tested and the government here closed schools for two weeks, so today we were back online.
Today was very different on Zoom- this time we know each other. Kids greeted each other eagerly. We remarked that we could see each other’s faces and hear each other well (in spite of a few wifi glitches). There was a lot more laughter than the last time we Zoomed. Even though we all acknowledged we would much rather be at school, we are grateful that we are doing our best to stay safe.
Today I relearned things I forgot about Zoom, sharing links and slides, making Looms, answering messages from confused kids, and more.
We bookended our day with Morning Meeting to start and ended with a read aloud (Outside In- put it on your TBR list). In between the students made some airplanes (we are studying forces), drew a few polygons and compared them, completed an art project and may have even read a bit too. I miss them already and am in awe of those of you who have taught exclusively online this year. Back to our old (new for 2020) routines, with fingers crossed that we will have another first day back on campus soon.
Our numbers are low compared to the rest of the world and we want to keep it that way! Hoping these stats are more or less accurate.
Data from Worldometer since the start of the pandemic. (https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries)