Morning Meeting Zoom #SOL20 Day 23

I had my first Morning Meeting over Zoom today. It was so great to see all my kids. We shared about our pets and the things we’re thankful for but we also shared what we are sad about. I think everyone said they were sad about not being at school with their friends. I can’t wait for the day we gather in a circle on the carpet in Room 181. Maybe, just maybe our carpet will team with laughter and high fives again.

It was great to reconnect with almost all my students today. Only a few didn’t join us. We’re Zooming again tomorrow and I’m hoping they will all be there. We learned this afternoon that our state has closed schools through April 6th. I am so hoping I get to go back to my classroom on April 7th and ready it for my students to arrive on April 9th. While other states have completely closed schools for the rest of the year, I appreciate that my state is taking it two weeks at a time. Maybe, just maybe we will gather together again before this school year ends.

After our meeting I spent my day in front of my computer learning more about how to provide remote learning. I’m really hoping I won’t need to put all this knowledge to use but I am learning a lot. I’m sure you are too whether you’re a teacher, a parent, a grandparent or a caregiver supporting a child through remote learning, we’re all learning a lot. I think we’re learning to appreciate the time we spend with others face to face. Maybe when this is all over we won’t see so many people glued to devices anymore. Maybe this experience will leave us craving human interaction. Maybe, just maybe we will talk to each other again.

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6 thoughts on “Morning Meeting Zoom #SOL20 Day 23

  1. This is really sweet! I love that you all shared about your current experiences which is pets right now, and that they all want to be back with their friends. Glad video chat is working

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  2. I like how you have a date to hope for…that seems so hopeful. I think we will all appreciate in a new way the value of human contact. Not just for days and weeks but for a really long time. Won´t it be amazing that first day back?

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  3. I love this – especially the end. Such hope – Not only for that circle on the rug, but also for us as a whole – that we will crave human interaction so very much, we will put down our screens.

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