Hey! I had my entire weekend planned down to the minute, but it feels like it’s been off track since I started, LOL. I spent my entire morning off working on digital content for my remote kids only to realize once I had worked for 3 hours that it was the completely wrong way to deliver this to the kids at home, and then had an anxiety attack about wasting all of that time and needing to start over. I forced myself to take a break and relax. Once I did that, I came up with a much better solution for my remote kids AND the kids in class and it actually ultimately makes my life easier in the long run. Plus, I have some great ideas for building on the changes to make the rest of the week easy.
But it’s 3:30 and my brain is beyond exhausted. I’m not even sure I’m up to writing Fool Me Twice today even for 25 minutes much less Flash Fiction. I’m trying hard not to be too mad at myself and I’m not going to apologize (much). I honestly did shoot myself in the foot a bit when I took on four hour long flash fiction sessions a week, LOL, but I am sure that once I get things sorted, it won’t be a big deal. It’s just harder than I thought it would be to not only create all my content from complete scratch (I don’t even have a textbook or digital resources). I spent all week putting together this Prezi so if you want to see why my brain is dead, you’re welcome to look: https://prezi.com/view/fXYyr2L2NwOzP2inWyUJ/ (Only Canada, U.S., Mexico, Caribbean, Middle East, Pacific Islands, and Southeast Asia are done)
I also have the added challenge of my kids being split into groups. I have one set on Mon/Tues, and another on Wed/Thurs, then all on Fri for remote Zooms. It’s smaller class sizes, but I have to create digital doubles of all my lessons because when Group A is in the classroom, I have to have lessons for Group B at home, and it turns out it’s just more time intensive than I thought it would be to do both. Like I said — I do think this method I developed this afternoon is going to save me so much time in the future. There’s just not enough hours in the day to do all the things I want — even when I have the day off.