What could actually be called our longest school year yet came to an end today. The Class of 2020 was able to celebrate their graduation on our campus. Even with all the necessary changes, it was a good and heartfelt ceremony. That and it’s clear that a lot of work went into putting it together.
Now a full year of change is ahead of us with. I’ve tried to treat June as my “classroom cleaning” month in the hopes that July would be my “curriculum planning” month. That’s held true for the most part. I’ve got a little more cleaning to do before I can say “done.”
I’m grateful for this last year. Granted, it brought a lot of change (and a good bit of reversal of change vocationally). It will be interesting to see how we go about the work of teaching in the fall with social distancing recommendations in place and with what could be a constant presence of Covid-19.
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The last few weeks have been interesting in the classic Peanuts strip over at GoComics.com. It started when Charlie Brown starting seeing baseballs everywhere. Then it showed up on the back of his head (quite like they were able to use him for a jack-o-lantern model that one Halloween). So his doctor suggested that he wear a paper sack on his head and then sent him of to, you guessed it, summer camp. And so, over the last few days, perpetually-unpopular Charlie Brown has become king-of-camp Mr. Sack. Here’s how things recently played out after Chuck stopped a fight.
It’s going to make going home after camp all the more difficult. And it makes you hope that Charlie Brown gets to keep the sack on until he gets there.