It’s Friday! We’ve made it to the summer holidays! A very well done to you all for working through this challenging time. We wish you all a wonderful, screen free, summer holiday! Here’s hoping for some good Shetland weather so we can all be outside enjoying what’s on our doorstep. On our class chat yesterday, we had some questions about what returning to school in August will be like. While we answered these as best as we could, it’s impossible to give exact answers to help calm those who are uncertain. With that thought in mind, this is our final quote of the school year…along with another from a well loved character!
Somehow, we have made it to the end of the second last week of term! I worried how these past two weeks would go preparing work at home, checking our Team and clearing our class and making ready for whatever August may bring and home schooling my own boys. It seemed like there was too much to do and too little time but…what I failed to remember is that it always feels this way and it always all gets done in the end! I also forgot that you are all working away brilliantly using our Team and being patient if you’ve had to wait for an answer. Plus, I have had the help of Mrs Henderson, John, Jackie B, Jackie J and our support staff team helping me. Huge thanks to you all! We are all nearly there! Keep going! Keep smiling! 😊
This week, teachers have been allowed back into school to clear work off walls and sort classrooms to make ready for August. It felt very strange to be back for the first time since 13th of March! We’ve all been through a lot since then, having to learn and work from home and get used to new routines and new ways of working. I was struck by our last classroom quote that was chosen and written up by Lois way back it March. It seems even more apt now.
On our Teams page, we regularly post up our, “How are you feeling?” Poll. We notice that the responses given vary each time we do it. As we’ve said before, each day is different. How we feel each day and how we respond to what’s going on around us changes too. It’s important to recognise that there are hard days…bad days…but within each day, perhaps just before settling down at night, try to think of one or two positives from your day. They will be there…some days you just have to look harder. 🙂
In our current situation, and given the news we’ve been hearing this week, it seems even more important that we remember that being kind is THE most important thing right now … and always.
It’s our day off today and I almost forgot our Friday quote! Better late than never! In these strange times, we can feel many different emotions, some of them unsettling and hard to cope with … but we can still feel thankful and grateful at the same time. Look out for our family task next week that asks you to focus on what we’re thankful for.
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week with the theme of kindness as a focus this year. Never underestimate the power of the simplest act of kindness. Even though we are seeing very few people just now, make sure you pass on a random act of kindness to those closest to you today. What will you choose to do?
Tuesday the 12th marked the 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale and was also International Nurses Day. Today’s Inspirational quote comes from Florence Nightingale who is famous for her work during the Crimean War, for raising standards for nursing, changing the way nurses were perceived and in her help educating those in the profession. A truly inspirational lady, both then and now.
A beautiful sunny day always makes things easier! Happy weekend and stay positive!
Today, just a little reminder that in these strange days, it’s ok to be very productive one day and feel less motivated another day. Seize the good days and take things gently on the more challenging days. This is new to us all.