You matter, and we miss you
Out of the hundreds of teachers who told us what they wanted students to know, 100% started by saying they miss them. We love our students like our own children and this separation is painful.
The whole purpose of this quarantine time is to keep as many of us safe and healthy as possible. So teachers want students to know that they should stay home and stay safe so that everything can return to normal as quickly as possible.
“School is important but so is your health. Take care of yourself and each other (from a safe distance of course). And, no matter what happens this year, be proud of yourself, your resilience, and your ability to adapt to extreme circumstances
Be kind to your family
We know being home (in sometimes tight quarters) is tough on everyone, so now is the time to dig deep and be kind. Be kind to your little brother and your older sister. Help them understand the technology they might need for school. Set the table and do the dishes.
Investigate your own interests
Being home means school time is a lot shorter. Teachers hope students take the time to figure out what they love and find out more about it.
One of the best ways to relieve stress and discover what matters to you is to get creative. Teachers hope students create art in any way that matters to them.
Go outside every day with safety
One of the best, safe activities for kids to do is get outside and play or exercise. So teachers hope that students are doing this every single day. Take a walk. Kick a ball around. Walk the dog. Just get outside.
Find ways to make a difference
It’s easy to feel helpless in situations like this, but we can make small differences. Teachers hope kids will create We will get through this signs for their windows. We’re hoping students will be supportive and kind to each other remotely as well.
We’ll be here when you get back
Teachers everywhere want students to know that they haven’t gone anywhere. They are merely waiting in the wings until it’s safe enough to be back in the classroom. Students are our purpose, so we feel a little lost without them.