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Feb 08

This Too Shall Pass

Have you heard this expression? In Hebrew it’s גַּם זֶה יַעֲבֹר (gam ze ya’avor). It’s a reminder that everything is transient. I am thinking a lot about these profound words nowadays as our School-Day Program comes to a close.

The children, along with their families and teachers, are preparing to return to school in person by the end of this month. We are in the bittersweet transition period in which we say good-bye to where we’ve been and look forward toward where we are going.

To that end, we have started going through the mountains of pictures depicting our time together. These remind us of the various activities, games, private references, challenges, and celebrations we’ve experienced. Our color printer is getting a good workout! So is the paper cutter, recycling bin, hole punch, and laminator, while we cull the pictures into some kind of order and put them together into a scrapbook.

The children’s latest obsession is the online quiz game Blooket. They decided to create a Blooket based on our time together. We enjoyed brainstorming silly answers to questions like “What will we miss?” and “What will we NOT miss?”

I wish these precious children and their families all the best as they return to their physical classrooms and are able to be with their classmates in person again. Despite how difficult the past year was, I am grateful to have been able to help them get through it. And vice versa. 🙂

Let’s celebrate our unique time together, that we took the lemons of the past year and made delicious lemonade!

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