T’was the night before Distance Learning, students asleep, their lunches set out.
Then there were teachers who were ready although with some doubt.
Their outfits were hung by the closet with care.
In hopes that the Zoom App was ready when they were there;
The students were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of Google Classroom danced in their heads;
And teachers in ‘PJs, and I in my shorts,
Just settled down after finishing reports,
When out in the yard there arose such a clatter,
Everyone sprang from the bed to see what’s the matter.
Away to the window we flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
The moon shown a shadow on the still of the yards
We yawned and we shuttered over ethernet cards .
When what to our wondering eyes should appear,
But a memory of a normal school day so distant and clear.
We cried and we sobbed as we packed up our laptop bags
We were exhausted and beat, time to wave the white flags.
We spoke not a word, but went straight to sleep,
We laid down with questions, but spoke not a peep.
Yes, we were sad that distance learning was coming so fast,
But we knew it was time to move on from the past.
While we wanted to take time and move on real slow,
We realized our students were ready to go.
So now as we sleep, we wish them the best.
And all we can hope is all these students and parents can get some real rest.
Dear Students, and my own two boys…
I’M READY IF YOU ARE!!!