I sent the email to families in hopes of connecting and letting my kids know I was thinking of them.
I received no responses.
I know families are busy. Working. Overwhelmed. Working. Uncertain. Working.
I thought things through. I made a decision.
I hopped into Google Classroom and created two new Classrooms. One for our Distance Learning Plan beginning on Monday and the second called ‘Mrs. Bruno’s Homeroom Hangout’.
I sent the email to families asking students to join. I joined a conference call for work. I worked. I jumped back into Classroom. There they were. Ten or more emails. Ten kids already in.
“I miss school.”
“Me too. I never thought I would miss school.”
“My mom is making me read.”
“My mom is homeschooling me!”
“I have to read two hours a day.”
“My father is teaching me Latin.”
I laughed. There they were. All their personalities jumping out on the page. I responded to each one of them. I laughed. They thanked me. They asked more questions.
We connected. My heart is happy.