Saturday, March 27, 2021

Slice of Life Challenge #21 Day 27: Desks

For the month of March, each day I am writing and posting a slice of my life, hosted by Two Writing Teachers. 

Slice of Life Challenge #21 Day 27: Desks

Outside the classroom: fifteen desks hugging the concrete hallway wall. The desks have been sitting in storage during virtual and hybrid learning to ensure six feet of social distancing. Following Spring Break, students will be seated in desk pods of four with limited social distancing. 

Another upcoming pivot.

7 comments:

  1. Poignant.
    Your objective tone reminds me that stating something in a matter-of-fact way can hide a subjective intent. It’s brilliant. I know the CDC is now saying three feet of social distancing is all kids need, but that’s for young children, not teens.

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  2. You capture this moment perfectly! We're pivoting, too, to add more desks and more kids after spring break. What a year this has been!

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  3. These desks do speak of the change for so many this month....I do know students need to be back...but I must admit I am not sure we have pivoted for the last time!

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  4. I like how you chose the word ‘hugging’ - it implies giving comfort.
    Hugs are definitely needed with all the pivoting.

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  5. Teachers sure have become familiar with the pivot- so many new "routines". I hope this next step feels safe for you and bring joy.

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  6. There has been a lot of change this year. I hope this pivot goes smoothly for you. When we first went back, the first day was so strange. So many more bodies. So different. What we have been avoiding. But after the first day, I felt better about it. I hope that is your experience too.

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  7. It has been a year of pivots...and we are pivoting still, enough to make one's head perpetually dizzy. Such a story in this scene of the desks. The most adaptable creatures on Earth are now teachers and students. Ongoing strength and wellness, Trina!

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