“What are you doing?,” My mom came into my makeshift office/classroom/workout-space and asked.
“I’m working,” I told her. She looked perplexed-rightfully so. She probably heard my giggles from her office and now that she could see me, she probably saw my tear-filled eyes.
Yesterday, I had asked our LAC what I could to help her as our curriculum coaches prepare for phase two of our distance learning plan. She asked if I could watch some short Pixar films for literary skills and grade-level appropriateness. So, yes, I really I was working.
“I promise I’m working,” I said as I smiled. I explained what I was working on. “Come watch this next one with me,” I told her.
We sat and watched, laughed, and cried. I think it gave us a whole lot of hope and perspective, too. I can’t wait to see how this looks for our students.
4 thoughts on “Slice of Life 2020 Day 25: I promise I’m working!”
I bet it will be great!
I love the flexibility we are creating in this platform. So many good short films to work on plot, character, and such. Nice that you could share your work with your mom.
Those Pixar films can really get at our heartstrings. Have you watched the Berklee musicians performing via Zoom? Watch it! That will make you cry too.
Learning SHOULD be fun! I am excited for your students but what got me most was the moment shared with your mom. Priceless. A great gift in the midst of the whole drama.