I had a student finish and I went into his breakout room and was talking to him for a few minutes. I mentioned something about this coming week being short due to Thanksgiving and he says, "wait....it's almost Thanksgiving????" :D
I think the kids' sense of time has deteriorated being at home. Mine too! I feel like the days have all blended together in some respects.
Alas, week 13 was good. We had some visitors pop in on Tuesday (our outside reading coach was visiting). It was our SFA coach (outside), our ELA coach (internal) and our principal. I popped them into breakout rooms and they really got to see the group in action. It was quite lovely. Not perfect, as my coach ended up in a room with an 8th grader who kept unmuting and yelling curse words into the room (yes, 8th graders are kind of like big kindergartners), but otherwise it was lovely.
My 3rd hour class really impressed me because I asked them to share out and three kids volunteered. That's unusual as usually I have to voluntell them :) (It is SO AWKWARD for them online -- I guarantee it wouldn't be like this in person.)
The week of Thanksgiving is super short - all day Monday and Tuesday and a half day Wednesday. We just finished up a cycle last week and are going to work on a short research unit beginning this week. I'm excited to give the kids something new to do that will break things up a bit.
Perhaps on Wednesday since it is a short day, we will have some kind of a harvest celebration and have 15 minutes at the end of each class to play some games together or something.