One of my students went to Brazil in December (her mom is from there) so we agreed on doing distance learning until she returned (she just returned about 2 weeks ago). This proved to be a lot of work for me. I had to come up with alternative assignments in some cases, find videos that would supplement in-class lectures, post assignments, etc. Anyway, we recently had parent/teacher conferences and the mom gave me a big hug and said she did her best as the teacher but it was so hard, and she appreciated all my hard work. She even brought me a coffee cup from Brazil (the kids know I love coffee and coffee cups are my favorite gifts) and she said I was the only one she brought a gift back for. It was very sweet, and felt great for a parent to see and experience first-hand what we do as teachers, and to appreciate it. I just wanted to share that.