Our local school district, following everyone else has closed schools through the end of the school year. It will be distance learning for the remainder of the school year.
So much is being lost. I really feel for the seniors. The class of 2020. No Prom, no graduation ceremonies. No parties. No Senior ditch day.
From all the educators I know this is just as hard for them as well. Even if there is a bad apple in the bunch from time to time, they do genuinely care about their students and miss them as much as we miss our little students being with them. I see it my social media feeds, I am related to a number of teachers. They miss the kids.
Our elementary school decided to do a car parade with all of the teachers. They laid out a nice long route that went through all of the neighborhoods so the kids come and wave to their teacher and the teachers could see the kids who came out. It was a great idea to let the kids know their teachers were still there for them.
Newmom saw a GREAT opportunity. She recommended we get a poster board and make a sign. A Sign that says that we miss our teachers and the way things were before everything in the world shut completely down. So we went and bought a poster at the store and got our craft on.
We worked out the design and got to work . We used stencils we already had for the lettering. The little guy made the editorial decision that the message should just read “Miss our Teachers” and they we would go with a rainbow color scheme In the center of the poster, we would use our schools mascot, the Mighty Mustang, and an avatar of our teacher.
We then got to work
As you can see, the poster came together quite nicely.
The next morning was the day of the Teachers’ car parade. We made our way outside and there were many kids and parents outside to catch a glimpse of their teacher. Looks like they miss the teachers as much as the parents did!
As you can see, there was a little horseplay as well.
Well, it took a little longer than we thought at first, but the teachers caravan finally arrived. It was wonderful, the teachers were appeared to be super excited to see the kids, and it was great to know that they did this DURING THEIR SPRING BREAK!!! There were MANY compliments on our sign and his teacher LOVED IT!!!!
Many of the cars had clever signs. This was one of my favorites:
From the Librarians…
Finally, we got to see our little guys’ teacher, Ms. Marchese who LOVED the sign.
After the caravan passed, we made our way to the exit of our community and waved goodbye to the teacher one last time.
Once again, Newmom nailed it with the idea of a sign, it was a lot of fun to make, and it really got his creative juices going, the next day he painted a picture and was all about drawing.
We entered distance learning this week, and we will have ZOOM sessions with the teacher and class twice a week, but it was really nice to stand in the sunshine for a few minutes and wave.
We continue to pray for this to be over sooner rather than later. But until then, we will conitnue to make memories like these that we will look back on hopefully with a smile.