We had our first positive Covid case at school this week. It was only a matter of time, but it was still shocking how much it disrupted everything. There were kids streaming down to the office and getting sent home for the next two weeks. Then the second parade started of kids with possible contact who don't have to quarantine. It didn't take long for them to start doing the math to figure out who the positive case was based on seating charts comparing to physical location of kids who got each type of letter in each class. I've got several kids in my afternoon class who are now online learners. At least for now.
Another teacher went on leave for the rest of the semester, so we are down three so far. I think that will be the thing that closes us down. Subs are hard to find right now. On a brighter note though, the teaching part is getting easier. The kids are adjusting to the new routine and we are all starting to bond. Times of crisis do bring people together. The staff has never been so helpful and supportive of one another before.
I spent most of last weekend ironing and cutting scraps. It was restful and meditative. I didn't get to the the sewing part yet, but I have plenty of the right sizes ready for all my blocks this month and to make up for last.