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Behind the Scene Superheroes

October 1, 2020

In this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, each day is a challenge for numerous reasons. As a retired educator and grandparent to three active girls, I worry about the education of our young children.

How often have we heard that too much screen time is not healthy for our children? Quality versus quantity does make a difference, but how much should a five-year-old be exposed to the screen in a remote school versus an in-school learning situation? What about socialization?

Parents have a huge job – working, cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping, laundry, and creating a healthy family environment. With the arrival of the pandemic, a new job has been added to the family dynamics – teaching. Along came the need for remote learning workspaces, guidance to keep young children on task, and help with completing assigned work. Because of social distancing on buses, some parents now have to get their kids to and from school on in-school days.

At-home Projects
Workspaces
Lunches
Backpacks and Masks
Drop Off/Pick Up

I’ve seen my daughter and son-in-law stressed not only with work but also by the new rules for my twin granddaughters’ kindergarten in the hybrid learning situation. I’ve seen my youngest granddaughter thrilled to go back to preschool only to have it closed until further notice because a teacher was exposed to COVID-19. I’ve seen the endless emails that pop up daily that parents must read and follow.

My twin granddaughters are in two different kindergarten classrooms. That means double emails Other parents with children in different schools have different rules and different starting times. The list is endless. It takes a superhero to handle it all!

Our superheroes are parents, extended family, and teachers who have families of their own to deal with. I want to applaud all those who strive to help children to be the best they can be – especially during this pandemic. All is not well with the world right now, but with hope, our superheroes will make the world a better place for our children!

Postscript:

Please don’t ask me how my granddaughters and I fared on the first day of remote learning. I think I flunked kindergarten!

Be gone COVID-19! Let the school doors open and stay open – full time.

Superheroes to the Rescue!

November 1, 2012

Last Wednesday in honor of our students reaching their magazine sales goal, the teachers dressed up as superheroes for the day. Batman, Batwoman, Superman, Ninja Turtle, Underdog, Spiderman, and Flash were just a few of the superheroes roaming the halls.

Unfortunately, that same morning there was an accident on the road that curves around our school. It’s a well-traveled county highway. Very quickly there was a backup in traffic as police and rescue vehicles blocked off access.

For those in the know, there is a shortcut through our school property. Many cars began sneaking through to avoid the accident and delays. This was NOT GOOD! Teachers, students, and buses were arriving. This created a safety hazard for all involved.

Never fear! Superheroes here! Our principal, dressed as Batman, and our technology teacher, dressed as Superman, were on the scene in a flash ready to remedy the situation.

Batman and Superman positioned themselves at the school’s entries along with an official policeman. They worked together to keep unwanted traffic out while providing a safe entry for school buses and children. It’s the American way!

We may look like a motley crew, but we’re teachers — we’re superheroes!

Check out these superhero books.

Superhero ABC written and illustrated by Bob McLeod

Eliot Jones, Midnight Superhero written by Anne Cottringer and illustrated by Alex T. Smith

Dex The Heart of a Hero written by Caralyn Buehner and illustrated by Mark Buehner

Timothy and the Strong Pajamas written and illustrated by Viviane Schwarz


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