Last week was Thanksgiving break. We had no school. This happened two weeks ago, the week before the break...
Because of distance learning, the district has revamped roll taking. One big change: teachers can input and access attendance notes.
Before, only the attendance clerks could amend the attendance to note that a kiddo cut class or the kiddo had a doctor's appointment. And we teachers couldn't see that note.
Now, a little dialog bubble appears next to a student's name indicating something's up.
I've had students tell me they had to leave class early for appointments. So, I input that info into the attendance myself.
Eleventh grade English. I noticed the dialog bubble on Myra's name. It said, "out of town for funeral". So, I was surprised to see Myra in class.
The English class was co-taught. The other teacher had given them a question to answer. They were to type into chat how they were feeling and why. Like, "I am happy because we got a new puppy".
The answers were lots of tireds, a few happies, and some other random feelings.
Myra: "I am tired because it is 1:40 AM here."
I don't know where Myra went for the funeral, but it was clearly out of the country. (We're on the west coast. It was 9:40 AM. In New York, it would would have been 12:40 PM.)
I'm not sure if I'm impressed Myra still attended class or if I'm horrified.