I have been doing professional development for the past 11 days. I have read a ton of IEPs, collaborated with all of the teachers I will be working with (and some that I will not be working with), watched training videos on every aspect of Google, SEL, and videos that staff has made about how to fix issues, what the kids are thinking and so on. The video on what the kids are thinking and feeling was excellent. One of the councilors got kids from most of the grades to get on a video chat and they went through a variety of questions. The good news is, the kids seem like they are going to be understanding that this is new for all of us. At least the group that got to voice their opinions on things. So hopefully we all can figure things out quickly and sort of smoothly. The kids want to make connections and they are concerned that the hybrid model of school will make that harder. They think this year will be weird (a couple said that). Well, we can do this. Weird is OK. We'll survive this.
Since I have an eye appointment later this afternoon I had to switch my laundry day to yesterday. It was actually really good and I am considering a permanent switch to a Monday laundry day. I could be into it maybe. While we were out I needed to get some lobster clasps from Joann's to make mask leashes (the thought of putting masks down on the desks and so on is not cool). I have one I made for myself and I wanted to make some for friends too. While I was getting materials I found a new friend for my car. How could I refuse this little Swarovski flamingo? Especially when I had a 50% coupon? So now I have a car flamingo and all is right with the world.