What a momentous and trying day, but we lived through it! One of the more interesting events today was the violation of our agreement by the district. We had discussed using packets, developed policies that would financially support that, and wrote language that we all agreed to. Or so we thought. So I was just as surprised as all of you when all Johnson broke today. I kept hearing that packets were only for TK/K/1. Then it was only for TK. Then, it wasn’t for any grade level. Nobody notified me except…you.
Tomorrow, we have our regular negotiation set up. I’m sure this will be a topic of discussion.
The COVID-19 pandemic is also keeping us from spending time with each other—our support networks during our daily work in schools. I miss all of you, and I miss my students. I miss visiting each school site, and hearing your concerns and laughing with all of you. CTA has also created an online space on Facebook for educators to share resources, ideas, feelings, good vibes, stories, laughs and memes. We’re all trying to figure things out right now—let’s come together to help each other and do everything we can to support our students. I’m on there from time to time. Now you know where I get my funnies.
And now for those funnies….and boy do we need some good ones for today. I know I do. And if you don’t think the first funny isn’t the best ever, well, you and I will have some words. The first one stars my grandson Derek and son in law Jim. Of course, it’s nepotism, and I stand by that. They are practicing Quarantine Reading. What do you think? Derek is 3 next month, and Jim is already teaching him to throw a football, elbow up!