Because is this world pandemic even happening if every blog you follow isn’t posting about it?!
Alright so we all know that the world is hurting right now because of this COVID virus. I’m not worried about contracting it, if I do, I’m a healthy person with no respiratory issues. So I think I’d survive it ok. I am being careful and washing hands more and more carefully.
But this week, I was STRESSED. I had a student come back from Cuba on Tuesday. And I was fine until she got back to school. Then it hit me. There was a nagging voice in the back of my head telling me that I needed to be more prepared. So I went out Wednesday evening and got a bag full of canned stuff just in case, and then Thursday I did my weekly shop early just to make sure that I had food in the house.
That was all it took to calm me down.
But now, in Ontario, all the public schools are closed for two weeks after March Break. March Break just started tonight so we already have a week off. Our board of directors decided to follow suit and the private school I work at is closed until April 6th.
At first I was all excited and then I was like OMG I’M GOING TO BE SO BORED!! And THEN I was like “NO! I’m already behind in math, am I still going to get paid? Omg this sucks”. Then a few hours later, our principal emailed and said that we are still required to teach our students. We must all utilize google classroom, so today I sent home all the folders my kids will need and most of the work sheets and will be making power points and videos for lessons so that students won’t be missing any work.
The students are excited to have “home school” for two weeks, and that they get to see my house. Which will legit just be me in front of a black curtain that I have across my closet. It’s not that exciting. BUT I did bring books home for read-alouds, and I have all my books here to keep up my lessons.
I will also try to get outside for some fresh air and to start playing with my acrylics to see how building nails is. I’m excited!!
The toddler and I were supposed to have a date next week at a museum, but it’s closed for three weeks. And all the libraries are closed for three weeks. I’m not sure if we are still going to be meeting up.
So that’s my update! I think most people are going crazy for no reason. But I also know that I had a few days of panic there myself. Now that it’s March Break and I am home and safe and healthy (doctor checked my lungs today at a quick prescription refill appointment and he said I’m perfect. He was talking about my lungs but I’m gonna apply it to my whole person) I am feeling at ease and ready to just not have to wake up to an alarm every day. Oh goodness three whole weeks of quiet!
Happy Friday! And happy extra post this week! Stay safe and healthy my loves! Come back tomorrow for my regular Saturday post!
Also, stop what you are doing and go wash your hands. Then put on lotion because dry hands suck!