13 May 2021: Surprise Quarantine
Yet again, my classroom has been exposed to COVID-19.
It happened once before in December, and here we are again, doing distance learning. Like any situation, there are some pros and cons to this:
Pro: I can stay in comfy clothes
Con: I'm not on a regular eating schedule
Pro: I can work on my writing/podcast tasks while I'm not doing school-related tasks
Con: the kids don't really benefit from distance learning
Pro: I prepped a lot of asynchronous work previously that is ready to be used for the next few days while we finish our 10-day quarantine period
Con: I still have to wake up early to maintain my schedule so it doesn't throw me off next week
Pro: I'm already vaccinated
In any case, this first day of distance learning had 3 of 11 kids participate. It's unclear whether we'll get any participation from any of the others, but luckily this will only last until the 17th, and we'll be back in class on the 18th.
With both parts 2 and 3 scheduled to come out on May 18th, I'm cram editing and I'm grateful for the extra time granted by distance learning.
Wish me luck!