Done with another week of school. Was it easier? A little. But it is still challenging and lots of work. Our District got the bright idea to have the students take the MAP test. Umm, it is difficult to administer it when in the classroom so can you imagine how it will be now?
I knew it would get easier once I had a routine set up for them. I spent all day on Monday working on my lesson plans to post in Classroom. Every morning I showed it to them and also referenced it so they would get into the habit of doing that instead of asking “What do we do now?”
I did not lose power so that is a win. However, a few of my students said they lost their Internet connection. I’m not sure how since they all have a Hotspot. Do all 27 students log in? Not all at once but total throughout the day they do. They come and go as they please and I don’t like it because I teach a lesson and then they log in and have no idea what we just did.
My complaints with remote learning is the number of students I have and the fact that they’re online for 6 hours. It is a long day for me and for them. I do give them breaks and independent work but that is also online. Oh and there are so many technology issues. I can only help them so much but it takes up so much class time.
In some exciting news I received a keeper for my watch. Mine broke and I had to use a hair rubber band to hold the band in place.
This week my running went well. I did the same workouts as last week but added one more mile to my long run and another mile on Sunday.
Tuesday morning it was raining in the morning and I thought about waiting to run after work. Well, it turned out that it was supposed to rain all day. Off I went. It wasn’t that bad. I am glad I did because later that morning I got a message that my mother’s results (she went on Friday to get tested again for Covid) were negative. After work I went to the grocery store and then went to pick her up so she could stay with us for a few days. She had been with my sister for about 3 weeks. It was good to see my mother!!!
Even Mateo missed her!
It was my mother’s birthday on Wednesday. My younger sister came over with a cake.
I live 2 blocks from a fire station and as I was heading back home during my run, I saw a couple of firefighters and fire trucks outside. I stopped for a few months. It was an emotional moment. I cannot believe it’s been 19 years.
WordPress Update: I think I have figured out this new format. It isn’t that bad. I still like the other format better. However, what I have not figured out how to do is copy an old post. Anyone know how to do that?
Linking up with Kim and Deborah for the Weekly Run Down.