School starts Monday. I guess we are as ready as we can be. We are stocked up (for now) on hand sanitizer and masks. My desks are spaced out. I've worked with most of the teachers at some point to practice meeting with online learners so that we can all do that while teaching our in class learners. We finally got a list of who are online learners were. I sent home goody bags for mine with beans and marshmallows and pipe cleaners and pipettes. All sorts of models and manipulative to use along the way. I even sent microscopes, slides and coverslips. Someone sent us a box with hundreds of cardboard microscopes. That might be fun.
I hunted roly poly bugs. Everyone will need their own this year to avoid having to work in groups or share supplies.
Kurt bought a sailboat. I haven't been out with him yet, but hopefully I will do that soon.
I've still managed to see several sunrises, though it makes me sad to say that some mornings I had to leave for school too early and missed starting the day with wonder and joy.
Kids will be there Monday. Some in person, some online. This will be the most fascinating first day of school ever.