I spent a few moments this afternoon checking on everything I've written on this blog about Spring Break. The funny thing is that many of the posts highlight the crazy behavior of students on this last day before that break.
A global pandemic can certainly change all of that.
Thanks to a hybrid/concurrent teaching schedule, along with a covid exposure, I only taught 3 students in person today.
In the past, on a day like today, there would have certainly been a lot of 6th-grade shenanigans to manage. Kids in school would have been overjoyed and distracted by the thought of ten days away from the classroom. The beautiful spring weather would have been icing on the cake.
If we were living in a non-pandemic time there is not a doubt in my mind that it would have been a challenging day in the classroom.
It was quiet today. A few students even checked into class from places well out of our attendance area. For many, Spring Break travel started early. Juliet was in Seattle. Alexandra was at the family lake house. Bruna checked in from a hotel in North Carolina.
No matter where kids were working today they worked quietly. Sure, some got more done than others but I didn't have one conversation about inappropriate in-class behavior. Like many things this year, it was a weird kind of day- but it was a good weird.