Good morning from Maine where it is still an hour before sunrise as I compose this blog post. Next weekend we’ll change the clocks and we’ll be back to at least seeing some sunshine before school begins. Of course, that will also mean an earlier sunset. Such is life in northern New England. 

To the category of “things I’ve learned during this pandemic” this week I discovered that if I haven’t shaved for a week my face gets extra itchy behind the masks that I have to wear all day in my classroom. I’ll be back to the clean-shaven-but-covered-with-mask look on Monday. Before Monday gets here I plan to play outside with my kids and rake more leaves. I hope that you also have something fun to do this weekend. 

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