Our district gave us the day today to prep for the upcoming changes from full-time CDL to hybrid learning. A big part of my prep for this change was moving out of my house and back into the classroom. I’ve been looking forward to this move since CDL began, but like all change there is some friction as well. Although never perfect, I developed a rhythm working in my home with my four children nearby. We had moments of big frustration: with the internet, with each other and with the situation. But we also had moments of joy: laughing around the island at lunch, enjoying a warm drink in the morning with whoever was up, listening in on each other’s classes.
In many ways we were pioneers, trekking our way through the unknown CDL territory and figuring it out together. Trials and tribulations, sure, but also joy at moving forward into new landscapes and understandings.
I’ll be at school full-time from here on out. Two of my children will be joining their school in a week and the other two will join school two weeks after that. We’re all excited but definitely feeling the feels of the upcoming change.
But as true pioneers, we move forward, onward. (and yes, I'm going to get family pictures back up on the wall 😊).