Theholidayarmadillo4 · 19/03/2020 04:57
I'm absolutely horrified at the concept of the schools closing (and also not closing but I don't know anything about that yet). I've got a new job for September - I hope- so might not go back to my school. I worry about the children and what they'll be doing. Im lying here worrying what to teach today and tomorrow. Anyone up?
Bluewavescrashing · 19/03/2020 05:05
We are self isolating as from yesterday as DD has a temperature. I'm not sure if I'll be back at work in 14 days or not. I'm a HLTA and qualified teacher. It's so uncertain.
I would keep lessons easy and low stress for the next two days. Everyone is rattled. No point sticking to planning when it's all up in the air.
Theholidayarmadillo4 · 19/03/2020 05:11
Hope you and your daughter stay healthy. This is crazy times.
Bluewavescrashing · 19/03/2020 05:12
Moonflower12 · 19/03/2020 05:22
It's not meant to be like this. I teach Foundation in an Independent school. I am worried about my little ones. They really don't know what's going on. ( They're not the only ones!)
I don't know when I'll see them again. Some are already in self isolation.
This virus has maybe robbed them of their pre-school year. Normally going forward from now we prepare for reception. They might just have to turn up in September.
I've made packs for them but it's not the same.
I've had parents crying.
Oh the worry.
usercheeselover · 19/03/2020 05:31
I'm awake. Office staff for me. Receiving rude emails from desperate parents.
I'm a key worker so you will be open
My dyslexic child needs special lessons.
Admissions emailed you say you will still process on time entry for YR in Sep.
I just want to hide with my own children
FabulouslyElegantTits · 19/03/2020 05:34
I'm awake - I've realised I've not planned/prepared any lessons for today (covering someone else's class)
I'm stressed and my head is spinning.
ladymalfoy · 19/03/2020 06:04
Secondary here. I think parents may keep their kids off today. Especially KS4.
PerfectParrot · 19/03/2020 06:13
I'm here and have not slept well. I teach mostly exam classes and have no idea what I'm going to say to them today. Stupidly checked my work emails and already have worried parents asking how to get hold of paper materials when they are already self isolating. I'm trying to keep calm and will try to reassure the kids but I'm panicking a little myself.
Whattodo121 · 19/03/2020 06:15
I’ve been awake since 5am. Year 13 P1 and Year 11 tutor group for me today, plus year 7 who will be high as kites I think. Kids will be devastated about their exams. I don’t even have time to go and buy them Easter eggs before school. I don’t even know what to bloody well say to them about all their hard work. There have been some tricky times with some of my tutor group whose behaviour can be challenging, but last week we had a really positive chat about what they were going to be able to do at home etc. Now they’ve got no hobbies available to them, no exams to work for and nothing to do. It’s a disaster.
almightygirl · 19/03/2020 06:22
Reception TA here. My class don’t really know what’s going on but they’ve all picked up on the stress and anxiety around them. We have vulnerable children and I don’t know what’s going to happen to them. I have a child in yr 6 too and I cry at all the things they will miss out on. I know it’s small in the grand scheme of things but still sad.
This has honestly overwhelmed me. I was expecting to close for a couple of extra weeks at Easter but not indefinitely.
bluechameleon · 19/03/2020 06:32
I can't stop thinking, so many questions going around my head. I teach in a special school so it sounds like we are expected to stay open, but I don't see how we can safely do that if staff keep being off. I'm also anxious about how the virus will spread if we all mix at school, then go home and mix with our families, then they go and mix with other children of teachers/nurses/supermarket workers at their school, and repeat - are we condemning everyone within this group to inevitably getting the virus?
BadgerBadgerMushroom · 19/03/2020 06:47
Been awake since ten to 5. We've been told to clear all surfaces and get everything sorted. My brain keeps making a list of everything that needs doing.
Selfsettling3 · 19/03/2020 06:53
I’ve been awake since 4 and the baby woke. Recently left teaching so I know what you are all going through. If teaching I would do good old poster lessons.
I’m trying to figure out how am going to explain this to my school nursery aged child. The nursery term are amazing and I’m sad for her that she won’t be in again for a long while if ever.
It’s going to be a hard few months for everyone. Take care.
almightygirl · 19/03/2020 07:12
I think for my class we’ll have lots of colouring/drawing/painting, favourite toys out, games & dancing on the IWB. We only had half a class yesterday and I can imagine it will be less today, so no point in teaching anything really.
tootiredtoconga · 19/03/2020 08:38
I've been awake since 4am.
I work in a secondary school (not a Teacher) and have a 6yo and a 18mo. We're currently self isolating as of yesterday as eldest had a fever and I have no idea where I'll be working, what I'll be doing and who will be taking care of my own kids when I return to work in two weeks time. We were initially told that in the event of closure we would be expected to work from home so I have been prepping for that for the last two weeks. Now I've found out, via the TV coverage, that the school won't really be closed at all, just "repurposed" and we are expected to be in supporting not just vulnerable children but also "vulnerable members of communities" whatever that means?? Elderly people? Sick people? Who knows! It's all very vague and unsettling.
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