Clandestine snacks

By Kendall, Age 9

If I had told my 2nd-grade self that distance learning would be beneficial for me, I wouldn’t have believed it. Yet, it’s true! Distance learning made me extremely resilient and a strong creative thinker. When Covid hit, I was in the 2nd grade and only focused on the negatives. I often complained about not finishing my theater program and always staying home. I wanted to see my friends!

In 3rd grade, I found a way to cure my loneliness: animation! I animated four individual TV series at once! Every frame became a worry gone and a frame of hope in its place. I began focusing on the positives. Although I didn’t return to in-person, I had a great distance-learning teacher. I missed my friends, but was so grateful to be with my family. (I also perfected clandestine snacking during morning meetings. Shhh…) In 4th grade and back at school, I am staying positive.

Life is full of surprises, but I keep doing what I love.

Life is full of surprises, but I keep doing what I love. It’s fantastic being social and hanging with my friends. I even got to perform in a musical! I will be ready for whatever 5th grade brings!