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Frosted Flakes: It’s The Last Week Of School

Never would I have imagined an end to the year like this.

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Students Pick Up Personal Belongings As Teachers Clean Out Classrooms At End Of Pandemic-Impacted School Year Photo by George Frey/Getty Images

It’s the last week of school.

As you may or may not know, I am a third grade teacher. I also have a kindergarten son.

I have not physically been in my classroom teaching my students since March 6. Remote learning has been a process and something that I definitely was not prepped for in college or throughout my ten years of teaching.

I’ve felt a bit helpless as I don’t know what all of my students are up to and if they are doing any of the work I sent out. More importantly, I don’t know if they are okay.

Many of my students sent their work and attended our Zoom meetings and I was glad to see them and to talk to them, but it was no where near the same.

I hope that I let the parents know enough how much I appreciated all the work they put in and that whatever they were doing, they were doing enough. I made an effort to do so, because I had been going through it myself. Even as a teacher, I had many moments trying to help my son with his work when I was hoping it was enough.

Am I being too picky about how he is writing, using capitals, and punctuation? It was a struggle for me to try to mold my third grade expectations to what should be expected from a Kindergartener.

We also had days in which he wasn’t into it and I didn’t want to fight it. I wanted to make sure not to push him to the point of him disliking school. And I knew that I could never replace his teacher.

On Thursday I had my last Zoom with my class. It was bittersweet. Every year I pass on my third graders to fourth grade. I send them off knowing that while they will always be one of my students, they will be moving on. I am sad, but happy for the growth that they have made. But, I have weeks to prepare myself for that moment. This year it was different. While I still knew this day was coming, I never really got to say goodbye. And that really sucks.

Hopefully we’ll get to start the school year in the classroom.

But first, let’s all just enjoy the summer.

Now, onto the sportsish things.

Nebraska Related

Nebraska needs high school sports this Fall. | Sports |
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Noah Vedral's Journey Cool, Weird, 'But It's Mine Nonetheless' | Hail Varsity
Noah Vedral's college football journey has been "a weird, winding road," but he doesn't regret a minute of it. After two years at Nebraska, he's heading to Rutgers for another chance to chase his dreams.

Huskers All Set at Setter for 2020 and Beyond | Hail Varsity
The Nebraska volleyball team will return its entire starting lineup from the 2019 season, but there’s been a lot of change as well. Hail Varsity recently caught up with Coach John Cook to go position-by-position through the roster and look ahead to the 2020 season. First up is the setter position.

Betts, Manning, Health, and Cautious Optimism for Nebraska's Offense | Hail Varsity
Staff writer Derek Peterson feels cautiously optimistic about Nebraska's offense heading into 2020. The offensive weapons Nebraska has added over the last two seasons make for a compelling case.

When the college volleyball season begins, will Nebraska have an advantage? | State |
As clouds of uncertainty surround the upcoming season, the Huskers have the luxury of returning its entire starting lineup.

Former Husker receiver Reilly reflects on football career at Nebraska & NFL
After four seasons of professional football, former Husker receiver Brandon Reilly is ready to call it a career.

LSU Kicker Connor Culp Heading to Nebraska
A former member of the LSU Tigers has found a new college football home

Ok this one is sports, but Nebraska related.

Nebraska Community College Heeds PPE Call in Cororavirus Crisis :Plastics Technology
Molds 550 pieces of headgear for face shields in the same time it took to produce one on a 3D printer. College has donated 11,500 completed face shields for use throughout Nebraska and 800 to Columbus Community Hospital, a local facility.

Sports Elsewhere

The latest on college football with Brad Logan | WJTV
WJTV-12’s Noah Newman catches up with college football reporter/columnist Brad Logan of the Clarion Ledger and Hattiesburg American. In part one of the conversation, in the video above, Logan explains why he believes there will be a college football season this fall.. Local Mississippi Breaking News Story from CBS 12 New WJTV, your Jackson, MS news leader

Sport week: Welcome to sitting volleyball | International Paralympic Committee
The sport follows FIVB rules, just with a few minor modifications such as court and net size

Michael Phelps - 'This is the most overwhelmed I've ever felt'
Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps has been open about managing his mental health. During the coronavirus pandemic, he continues to encourage others to seek help. In this as-told-to with ESPN's Wayne Drehs, Phelps says exercise and therapy help him.

Moment of Glory: Bert Jones was the NFL's best for one year
Bill Belichick and Joe Namath are among those who knew of Bert Jones' ability.

'The Last Dance': Athletes from around sports world react to Michael Jordan documentary wrapping up -
A roundup of what athletes had to say about the finale

Soccer's post-coronavirus transfer market could spell tough times for South American clubs
As the appetite for football to restart in South America grows, clubs must consider a future in which they cannot rely on selling stars to Europe.

NASCAR's Darlington race crushed it with over 6 million viewers | Fox News
A huge ratings hit.

Harry Potter

elon musk: Tesla CEO Elon Musk explains what is Bitcoin to Harry Potter author JK Rowling - Times of India
Tesla CEO and tech billionaire Elon Musk took a jibe at traditional central banks, by saying that their recent behaviour made the digital currency “lo

Harry Potter star says "it would be insanity to remake" the films
Harry Potter star Jason Isaacs, who played Lucius Malfoy in the series, has said that it would be "insanity" to remake or reboot the Harry Potter movies.

Some History

The 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens Photos - ABC News

This is fun

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The woolly animals are being used to deliver groceries to those who are self-isolating.

Final Episode of Some Good News