We have survived!

For those of us in elementary schools, this coming week is usually one of celebrations, field trips, fun days, and farewells. This year, this last week of school will be unique. An understatement, I know. We are forced to find creative ways to reach out to our students. To celebrate their successes. To wrap up. To end the school year. To say our goodbyes.

Whatever you decide to do, and however you decide to do it, be sure to commemorate this rollercoaster of a year with your class!

Our students have survived. (Their parents have survived.) We have survived!

What are your plans with your students this week? How will you help them remember this year?

4 thoughts on We have survived!

  1. Rollercoaster without a clear ending in sight!
    We will be waving to the students as they drive by. A letter in the mail. A T-shirt for the grade 6’s to say “You are a Shining Light!”
    Hopefully the next ride will be a little more predictable!

    1. I hope so too Colleen! Even if we find ourselves on that rollercoaster again at some point, we’ve experienced the ride once now and can brace ourselves a little better. 🙂

      Also, I love the t-shirt idea!

  2. We will also be having a drive by: individually packaged cupcakes, a personalized word art portrait and a big congrats to everyone for persevering in the face of unexpected changes and challenges!
    I love the rollercoaster analogy! Like the first day or school, the first day of remote learning was met with that uneasy feeling in your belly of fear, anxiety, curiosity, excitement just like waiting in line for a rollercoaster. Even though you feel uneasy, you take a deep breath, jump on and buckle up! After the unexpected twists, turns, and moments of joy, you unbuckle and feel pride, a sense of accomplishment, knowing that even in the face of uncertainty, you got this!

    1. I love the way you are honouring your students. I’m curious about the personalized word art! Sounds fantastic.
      As for the rollercoaster… you have described the experience well!

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