Dispatches from the Distancing – Days 88 & 89

We have officially reached summer in our house. Today was Lillie’s last day of 5th grade, which was rather anti-climatic. I was so involved with Chris’s distance learning that his last day was a big deal. Lillie, however, pretty much did her distance learning completely on her own so her last day really didn’t bring a change in my day to day life.

I also got a chance to see the State of Oregon’s guidelines (maybe? suggestions?) for the upcoming school year. Each district has to come up with their own plan, using the guidance so I still don’t know what September will look like. My guess is that the kids will have some sort of hybrid between classroom and hybrid learning. The school is quite large (although Lillie’s class ranged between 22 and 24 students) and there is no way they can have the entire student body in the school and maintain the social distancing requirements. So, I guess we’ll have to wait and see. As much as I’d like for things to go back to normal, I know that we can handle whatever comes our way.

The day ended up being fairly nice, weather-wise–which meant the kids got to go out and play. Also, today was the day that Lillie realized my “the ice cream truck only plays music when it is sold out” was a lie. Oh well, at least she spent her own money. I’m a little weirded out about our local ice cream truck. When I was a kid, the ice cream truck was very clearly an ice cream truck–it looked like a tricked-out Schwann’s truck. The one in our area now is an unmarked minivan. So much for telling our kids to not approach people in unmarked cars offering sweets!

So, beyond the start to our summer, there isn’t much to report from today. I’m leaving you with Lillie’s first day/last day pictures…man, has she grown this year!

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