Thursday, March 19, 2020

Everything Is Cool When You're Part of a Team

I've been wanting to write something for the last week but I couldn't figure out where to start. I haven't really let myself feel the weight of the emotions yet. Even after being home for a day and having time to let it sink in, I still haven't totally accepted that I might not see my students again. As I type that I am crying because that's the first time I've really said it. 

Since the first email came to us from Dr. England, I don't think any of us stopped thinking about what we could do to help. We all pulled together and figured out how we can help our students continue to get care from us outside of the building. 

It's been interesting to see everyone outside of our schools realize how much we actually do for kids. People are wondering who will feed them? Who will teach them? Who will be there for them? That's why we didn't sleep those first nights! 

If nothing else comes out of this I hope people learn to be still and enjoy their families a little more. I hope kids actually learn to sit down and read a book because that's all they can do! Maybe teachers might get a little more respect out of all of this. 

I'm still feeling very anxious and questioning the unknown. I have one million questions that don't have answers yet. I don't know what will happen next, but I do know that I have the absolute best administrators keeping us posted. A huge thanks to Dr. England and Mrs. Gardner for making us feel at ease in all of the chaos. 

 This has been the craziest and most challenging thing I've encountered in my career but my District 112 family has made this so much easier. I couldn't do this without all of these amazing people. We are truly a family. Now I'm crying again! 

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