The creators of Zoom must be raking in the money right now. Pretty much the entire planet is connecting using this format. I have used this technology for my graduate classes for the last three years, and my district just fully embraced it for lots of staff meetings. I even had virtual dinner with some friends last week.
But today…was the best zoom. Today I zoomed with my second grade students. We had our usual morning meeting, but virtually.
First, I set up the meeting and my assistant teacher, Murphy, got all dressed up in his business casual attire- bow tie and his St. Patty’s Day collar. I…was in my pajamas. He doesn’t have tenure yet, so he’s still trying to make a good impression.
Then we connected to those little faces and mass chaos ensued. It was amazing.
There was a lot of excited screaming and of course, excited sharing of various pets. We shared about what we’ve been up to, how much we missed each other, and I made it through the entire meeting without crying.
I hate that this is what the world is like right now, but I’m so thankful that I can “see” my students and talk to them in real time and just smile, smile, smile.