I miss my class. :(
I miss being with my class.
I see them every day, cameras, on, cameras off. A glimpse here, a glimpse there.
I saw them once, some of them, when they met me at the school to pick up their "gifts" I got from DonorsChoose.
We saw each other in "real life!" So exciting!
I miss getting up and going out the door, fighting traffic, road raging at those who wish to make me late.
I miss rushing to get ready because I am not the teacher who is there an hour before school starts.
I miss chatting with my colleagues.
I miss high-fiving my students and teaching them that saying "Good Morning" when someone says it to you is normal.
I miss my planning time that moves at twice the speed of light.
I miss small group at the kidney table. Small group in class vs. Breakout rooms? Small group wins every. time.
I miss moving between and around desks.
I miss my gorgeous carpet, along with all the flexible seating you could ask for!
I miss students at desks, on the couch, at the standing desk, the rocking chair,...
I miss the snow falling while we are still at school, and everyone, including me, being distracted.
I miss my name called one thousand, two thousand times a day.
I miss having my students actually complete their work because I am there. I am present.
I miss the dropping off, and the picking up of my students, constantly, throughout the day.
I miss the secretary's smile and cheerful greeting.
Once I get back, I will probably yearn for the time I was home.
I know it is what is best. I know I am fortunate that I have the opportunity to teach from home.
But still, I miss my class.
I miss being with my class.:(