I've been sitting quite a while this morning implementing the first day for e-learning/remote learning. It's been an interesting journey. I thought I understood quite a few things and at times I felt like I was lost. I did with some questioning along the way with my friend, Google. Sometimes Google helped. Sometimes I needed to rephrase my questions. Sometimes there wasn't an answer and I did some rethinking. I've launched a few activities in Seesaw with a link for Flipgrid. I'm feeling uncertain, tired, and working on avoiding overwhelmed when...the first response from a student comes in. I wanted to cry; sweet tears of joy. I heard a sweet voice describing his thinking and strategy while using the drawing and recording tool in Seesaw to solve a math problem. I didn't realize how important it was for me to hear and see them during this time away. We've been away before. We had winter break, we've had long weekends and spring break is approaching. All of those have a beginning and an end. Right now had a rushed beginning and I pray for a quick ending. Until then I watch each response about math problems, writing about reading, and writer's notebook entries with joy inside.
Thank you Two Writing Teachers for fostering this writing community and offering this challenge.