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Have to admit-sitting here in my empty classroom on the first day of school closure, I am teary-eyed thinking of my students, as well as my own kids, as well as the craziness out there. Anyone else?

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I went in yesterday to get essentials and my fish. It made me sad walking out of my classroom. This is my first year at this school and I have bonded with my students. I am praying we will get to finish our year together.

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Yeah it was kind of strange going in today. We were only allowed to go in during a 2 hour window to get the essentials, however you want to interpret that. Walking into my classroom knowing it was going to be a while before I got to teach in there again was sad. For the students that I teach as well as for my own son whose first year in school was this year (don’t worry he is super excited he’s off for two weeks lol)

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We were told we weren’t allowed on campus so I ran errands because I assume we will soon not be able to do so as freely was we are now. I was feeling a bit teary during my errands - I want to see my kids. I want to be preparing work for them. I want to do SOMETHING. I don’t like sitting around not knowing what the next step is :/

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We are allowed in from 10-2, I actually went in Wednesday but could not work because of the silence! I miss my kiddos

We worked today uploading lessons to our kiddos. When the students picked up their chrome books, I was very emotional, so were the students! I’m not the emotional type but this is tearing me up! The questions keep swirling in my head, are they eating, are they safe, do they know we love them?

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I’m so sad too!! I have felt empty all day and then I got on Google classroom to post a little something to my kids and a few of them beat me too it!! Melted my heart!!❤️

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We were told at 9am last Thursday that we were closing on Friday indefinitely. It was so rushed and kids didn’t know. I couldn’t even say goodbye/see ya later to them. I may never teach these kids again. It’s still bothering me. 😢

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Our district is working to find ways to use our technology to go online. I’m stoked if we can offer alternative teaching to hel

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I got teared up sitting on my porch on such a beautiful day thinking of all the people affected by this pandemic. So sad, so isolated and alone.

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I’m glad to know that I am not the only one feeling this way

It was an eerie walk into the building today. When I turned off my lights to leave I was overcome by a wave of sadness. For me. For my kiddos. And all the uncertainty hanging around. I didn’t want to leave.

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If we needed anything they brought it out to us.. This is going to be a marathon [I heard today]..

Feeling nervous 😟 about all of this ... we go in tomorrow so students can get their iPads to complete work, the internet companies will provide internet to those who can’t afford it and food will be given out daily... these are very unstable and scary times 😞

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MN schools got two days notice before we close for 8 days to plan implementation of distance learning. No idea if or how long we would do distance learning for but all our kids went home with every book they have. We let them check out extra library books, I sent home math manipulatives, and tried to set them up with whatever they might need. Paras will be spending our first planning day calling every family to see what they have available for tech, internet and if they want lunch and breakfast delivered.

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We just called it and even though it's spring break, I feel unemployed...

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Our district is using Google apps to remote teach. Super excited, finally feel like I have a purpose. Been in contact with some of my parents everyone I have spoken to is doing well.

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Very teary over here. I started a google classroom and am sharing a fun challenge each day. I am also sharing stories with them about my dogs whom they love. It’s fun to see their comments back. I sent some work on Friday so google classroom is just a place to connect.

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We were just told we were shut down until April 6th with no bvb instruction during that time. I love your idea of daily challenges! I am already missing my high schoolers and think they will love this! Can you give some examples?

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It was so weird like a twilight zone episode.

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I received news today that all Oklahoma schools were closed until April 6th. I was getting ready to begin packing my room up for the summer.

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Day 1 was ok. I treated it as if it were the week leading up to the first day of school. We’ve been busy making packets and trying to find the best way for us to teach students for the next couple of weeks, and possibly to the end of the year. I just started with these students 3 weeks ago so it’s rather strange thinking I may not see them again. I’m bummed when I think about it that way. Tomorrow, we will have a friendly (social distancing) game of pickle ball. Should be interesting.

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Yesterday was rough, empty classroom, but yet I could feel their presence.

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We are at home having to try to stay in touch with our sstudents.Some have been sent away to family members that have no internet access.

I felt the same way to be honest, especially on Thursday. My principal keeps saying this might run past June. It still doesn't feel real.

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