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United States Country Coordinator:  Jennifer Bourgeault

NH GLOBE Partnership, Leitzel Center
Email: USGLOBECC@gmail.com
Phone: (617) 971-USCC or (617) 971-8722

Jen's Update


I realize that you may be receiving many messages from your organizations, administrators, and even stores (anyone else wondering when you filled in your email address for some of them?) as they convey their emerging schedules, policies and empathy for the situation we are all facing. Many have carefully crafted messages that make my eyes water, others simply break my heart. There are messages from friends and family, Facebook posts and Tweets that do the same. I feel inundated with information - the lows (COVID-19 cases, food insecurity, not enough PPE) and the highs (people being good to one another, neighborhood scavenger hunts for rainbows, online classes for everything!). My message was going the same way but instead, I've just decided to share a bit about my family and hit the middle, not a high and not a low, maybe a laugh or a smile...

I've got four kids in the background, balancing the work and parenting role daily for a couple weeks now. My husband's work is considered an essential service so he's not demanding a share of the daily wifi bandwidth. My senior has had a final year like no other class before her, my sophomore misses soccer and her pre-engineering class, my 8th grader, and his gaming friends, are loving the fact that I'm not watching his screen time as much and my 5th grader misses his friends terribly, made even worse because we moved mid-year. I'm incredibly grateful that we replaced our failing septic system and the job was completed a few weeks ago. Whew!

That's it. Just know that I am with you, in solidarity, thinking about my GLOBE family and searching for ways to support you and students. This is one of our attempts, and I hope you can join us.

Be well,
Jen

GLOBE Weekly Watercoolers: 



We're turning our monthly Watercoolers into weekly ones in order to share the varied ways that teachers and Partners are using GLOBE in these unique times. If you are doing GLOBE, please sign up here to choose a time to share your methodology or idea with us. Let's use this opportunity to strengthen our community.

We'd also like to support you in the challenges you may be facing to keep integrating GLOBE into the classroom. We have lots of willing community members, such as GLOBE Partners, experienced teachers and NASA personnel, who might be able to help. If you have a challenge or need a resource, let us help you to crowd-source a solution! Send me an email at usglobecc@gmail.com. We will use this time to start to gather some ideas!

Each week will start with a brief update from Jen Bourgeault, and then a presentation or two from a GLOBE Partner or Teacher, with time for questions and conversation following. Drop in as you can!

We will start this Friday (April 3rd) and every Friday after until the end of May. Each meet-up will begin at 3:10pm ET and is for United States GLOBE teachers and Partners from across the country.

Here's the registration link. You can sign up for one or all the watercooler meet-ups! We look forward to seeing you there!

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