I miss my students so much it hurts

Keywords: coronavirus, distance learning, education, first grade, joy, school closures, teacher

The next time you scroll through your camera roll– and I know that you will– allow room for both feelings of sadness AND gratitude. When you are meeting your students online to connect and engage with them, tell them that you miss them and that you wish you could be together in the classroom, but don’t forget to also remind them how lucky you are to still see their smiles and hear their voices. When your eyes fill with tears and your stomach turns to knots when thinking about how you may not end the school year or get a sense of closure with your group of kiddos, remind yourself of this quote from Winnie the Pooh: “How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”

https://josiewebercom.wordpress.com/2020/03/30/what-cant-be-taken-away