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Old 12-10-2018, 09:44 AM
 
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After a week off to assess and repair earthquake damage, kids are back to school today. I feel anxious and nervous about this. We are still experiencing aftershocks every day. Though most are small, we have had quite a few that are magnitude 4-5 (original was a 7). These don't cause any damage, but are unsettling.
I have some activities planned for today, but am going to be following my students' lead and I'll go from there.
The district has indicated that our focus is on the children, and we should adjust lesson plans accordingly.
Please think about our students as we try to get back to some kind of normal.


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welcome back
Old 12-10-2018, 11:07 AM
 
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and I hope your day went as well as can be expected. I'm hoping everyone had a good day.
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Man, that's got to be rough. I hope today goes well for all of you! I'm glad the district is understanding of the need for flexibility.
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Old 12-10-2018, 05:44 PM
 
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Wishing you a good transition back! I was in Alaska this past summer and loved it! I was sorry to hear of the earthquake!! Best wishes!!
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First day
Old 12-11-2018, 05:53 AM
 
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How did it go?


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It was pretty good.
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I had 8 students absent (out of 21). Most of my high flyers were out, so we'll see how it goes today. The kids who were here were fine.
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Old 12-11-2018, 07:37 PM
 
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MissAgnes, please keep us posted on its all going for you guys and the challenges you are facing and what you are doing support your students.
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Old 12-11-2018, 08:46 PM
 
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Sending you positive vibes and hugs to everyone!
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Pretty much back to normal.
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Out of 80 schools in the district, only 2 were damaged beyond repair- one elementary, and one middle school. Our school helped the elementary school move out. It was heartbreaking to see the damage, and know those teachers and kids were displaced. They divided the student body up, and went to three different schools: Preschool at one school, the Optional program and 4&5 at another school, and K-3 at a third.
I am pretty amazed at the resiliency of the kids. We spent the morning of the first day talking about what happened, how they felt, etc. Then we talked about the fact that there will be more aftershocks (we've had over 4,000 since the main event, though most are too small to feel), and that we all know what to do if there is a big one. I decided to take the view that knowledge is power, and we're spending the week exploring earthquakes: what they are, why they happen, where they happen. Also, we read legends and folklore from around the world, and the kids illustrated a legend of their choice. So I managed to get social studies, science, and writing grades.
We're still keeping an eye out for kids. We're a high-trauma/ACES school, so we've had a lot of trainings and information on trauma-informed practices.
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