During the last weeks of school I met with each child one on one. I wanted to work personally with them on goals for the summer and to give them some sort of closure. I also invited the parents to join (if they were free).
During one such meeting I found myself having to answer a hard question from a student… “What has your job been while we have been home for Corona? Because my mom and dad have been my teacher. So what have you been doing?”
I sat there dumbfounded for what felt like forever (but was really only seconds). I have been the teacher but have I not shown that? Do parents think this? Do other kids think they’ve been without me as a teacher too? Luckily, the father jumped in quickly, laughing. “Actually, Ms. Wetmore has been the Quarterback for this team. She calls the plays and throws them to me, the receiver, and then I pass them along to you to execute.” Way to go dad!
I do not claim to know a lot about sports, but I do recall a quote stating that a player is only as good as the team they are a part of. My team was big this school year. I had to rely on them a lot more than usual, but they were my team! My winning team! Together we made it through a historic, digital championship. Now on to summer vacation!