May your coffee be strong and your wi-fi connection-stronger.
May your mask be breathable and your face not too sweaty.
May your plastic sneeze guards stay standing
May your Google Meet attendance not be glitchy.
May your Bitmoji at least sort of resemble you.
May your students walk six feet apart in the halls.
May your mask breaks feel rejuvenating.
May the asynchronous learning be meaningful.
May the synchronous time feel like a community.
May the children be excited to learn
No matter if through a screen
or a mask
or a plastic sneeze guard.
May you be happy to teach
Through a screen
or with a mask.
May you have patience, grace, flexibility.
May you be resilient.
May you be healthy.
May they say years from now
that the teachers never gave up
and our children were better for
the lessons that were learned.
We've got this. Happy Back to School 2020!
Kathleen Neagle Sokolowski