Yesterday we stopped to talk to a recent graduate of UCF as she was surveying a newly hatched nest. She counts all the egg fragments and looks at the embryonic stage of each unhatched egg.
I am so thankful for morning beach walks to keep my world centered right now as everything seems to change on a daily basis.
Last week the proposal was to send kids back to school on a block schedule with no mandated masks. This week the masks are "expected" and the schedule is still a block, but the teachers will be simultaneously teaching the kids who are in school and those who are choosing to still stay home.
So with three weeks left before the start of school, I am to redesign my curriculum for multiple classes to fit into a single semester, develop a robust digital plan and figure out how to manage virtual and physical students at the same time while trying not to let everyone get sick and die. Someone did the math and decided that statistically only 17 students in our school district are likely to die.
I've been actively applying for online teaching jobs, but I really do love what I do and virtual teaching seems so impersonal. I ended up with a tutoring job out of the search, but I'm not sure that I can keep it up when the school year starts.
So maybe a bit of sewing will soothe my soul.