Last Friday was the last day of the third quarter.
I flashed back to last year. I do remember exactly what I was doing on the last day of the third quarter. It was a graphic arts class. I've covered this teacher's classes before, so it was a fairly typical day in her class. It was so typical that I didn't even blog about it.
It was also the last in-person school day we had.
That whole week had been odd. Morning announcements told us of cancelled events due to the approaching COVID. They got rid of reusable restroom passes and they gave each classroom new disinfectants.
We were all walking on eggshells.
I remember leaving school that day. I had three assignments scheduled for the next week. I told the secretary I'd see her Monday. She had just gotten word another nearby district had closed. She wondered if we would see each other on Monday.
She was right.
After I got home I got word. The governor had issued orders that everything, including schools, needed to close. I got an email from the district as well as a phone call from the sub caller.
It's amazing to think it's been a year. The nerves. The worry. The new normal.
I think from now on, the end of the third quarter will bring up these memories. Where were you one year ago?