1.) During normal years, I would have received antibiotic and steroid shots for the numerous sinus infections I would get. This year, I have not had to use a sick day or leave early for the doctor. Maybe I got lucky.... or maybe just maybe lots of borderline sick kids were kept home instead of being sent off to school so the germs stayed away. 2.) Upper-level students need their butts kicked as much as other students do when it comes to getting their work done. But because they are often the best and most well-behaved students, their transgressions (off-task, chit-chat, phone usage) sometimes get overlooked. 3.) College-track students take notes, do their work, and ask questions on how to do the work and if the answers are correct. Non-college-track students mainly ask two questions: When are we gonna use this in real life? Can I use the bathroom? 4.) The haves and have-nots really really are exposed during times of economic crisis. It’s also very apparent when you either have the uppers or lowers. The uppers tend to always be prepared for class with paper and pencils. And that gets back to how much their family can provide. I continue to offer free pencils and paper but I’m not needing to replenish the supply as much. 5.) I often wonder what really goes on with students when they are forced into quarantine. Do they stay home or is it treated as extended vacation time? 6.) Only 1 teacher has contracted Covid-19 and recovered. He still has ongoing issues with digestion and breathing. I hope I don’t catch it. 7.) I feel extremely blessed in my current position yet I feel I can still grow as a teacher..... I should really concentrate on learning how to use Google Classroom for math class but don’t know how much time I need to invest just to get it off and running. 8.) Happy Holidays to everyone!!!!