Sunday, March 21, 2021

Resilience Building (21/31)

  21 of 31 - SOLSC 2021

Resilience is currently being built in my daughter and her classmates. On top of all of the other things you might expect or imagine with over a year of virtual school, they are starting with their fifth new core teacher of the year as we speak.

Their middle school model has one teacher for math & science and one teacher for humanities. They are on their third math and science teacher and today start with their second humanities teacher. The changes have been for a variety of reasons; new teacher not coming, paperwork not getting approved, and high risk pregnancy are all reasons outside the school's control. The bottom line is, they've had a lot of change.

Knowing her teacher was pregnant with multiples I had been been bringing down my daughter's expectations of this beloved teacher being with her through the end of the year. I had hoped it would at least be until sometime in April. When the email came, at the end of Spring Break, we weren't sure how it was going to be received. My daughter took it in stride, especially knowing there was no medical emergency and everyone is OK.

"We have had so many changes - we've got this!" she said of herself and her classmates. Now we will find out if the theory holds true in the face of reality.


  1. People always say that kids are so resilient, but it's not often we get to witness it firsthand. I would bet that your daughter does have this!

  2. Good heavens, so much change to endure! I admire your daughter's resiliency and so hope all goes well for her teacher and the babies.

  3. Isn't it amazing what they are able to do? I know that this will help them in the long run, but my goodness, it sure is challenging to watch.

  4. Wow, that is some strong work-in-progress!

  5. And I thought I was in a tough spot, boy that is a lot of change, and a lot of growing up! The following thing is, “She’s got that.”