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Slice of Life 2020 Day 13: No playdates…

I entered my room after a meeting to see my students enjoying their snack. I had noticed my “special post-it notes” on every child’s desk. “Hmmmm, what are they doing?! They know how much I love those!” I thought to myself. 

Circling around a few tables, I noticed that each student had their name written on the post-it note in front of them with a bunch of numbers. “Aww, are you guys giving each other math problems to do? Couldn’t you have just used your whiteboards?,” I asked them, feeling protective of my specially lined post-its. 

No, we’re exchanging parent emails and phone numbers to FaceTime!” 

“Yeah! Our parents said we can’t have playdates over these two weeks!” 

“We are going to have a GIANT FaceTime!” 

Oh wow, my teacher heart almost leaped out of my chest. I love this class. 

“Waittt!  Ms. Woodruff, we need your phone number!!” L shouted. 

“Yeah!!!!” The rest joined in. 

Wanting to savor this moment and not go into logistics, I winked and said “not telling,” with a smirk on my face. Some begged, some said they would ask Mrs. S or Mrs. R, some said they would look it up. “Nope, not telling,” I smiled as I shook my head ‘no’ again. 

Now, I know they are some pretty determined little ones so if I find myself receiving a FaceTime call from an unknown number, or quite a few, I may just totally have to answer. 😉 


5 thoughts on “Slice of Life 2020 Day 13: No playdates…

  1. It’s totally flattering that the kids would want to include you in their “Giant FaceTime.” It’s also encouraging to hear the adventurous enthusiasm of the young … for it’s all a new adventure. How vividly it comes through your writing.


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