Temperature checks… hoping students log into class… cleaning all day… reminding students about masks all day… becoming technology gurus overnight. These extra teachers tasks (I never thought I would be doing), have my head spinning and my body exhausted daily. I am comforted to know that I am not alone. We asked our friends from the Fearless First Grade group what tasks they do now that they never thought they’d be doing. Which ones if not ALL can you relate to?
“Discouraging kids from sharing toys and supplies.” ~ Allison M.
“Wear a mask and teach online.” ~ Lisa G.
We have definitely gained many extra teacher tasks during this school year with all of the procedures we have to follow due to COVID-19.
“Teaching and assessing students virtually.” ~ Shannon P.
“Taking temperatures before my students enter the room.” ~ Samantha S.
“Have my kids with me while simultaneously teaching on my computer at home.” ~ Crystal P.
I never thought that daily disinfecting would become an extra teacher task…
“Muting kids.” ~ Rita M.
“Today I am hating the spraying down of the playground. It was windy and that stuff got all over me. I know it’s probably the smallest on the list but I was especially annoyed by it today. Phonics with a mask is very difficult.” ~ Conde B.
“Teaching from my dining room table with a dog in my lap.” ~ Michelle B.
“So many home visits dropping off supplies.” ~ Kaitlyn S.
Written by: Janessa Fletcher
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