By Sofia, Age 11
I can remember when I was in third grade, me and my best friend of 9 years were pulled apart when covid started and we had to go on lockdown. We didn’t have online Zoom calls but instead computer work. While I was at home, I was starting to get very depressed because I couldn’t see her and I was lonely. I continued to get lazy and fall behind on work. When I moved onto 4th grade, which was actually at school, we weren’t in the same class. I started to forget about her when I was with my other friends. Fourth grade was boring for me and I started to hate school because it wasn’t as fun as it used to be. When we heard the news that we were gonna be in the same fifth grade class, I got very excited. Now we sit beside each other and I am typing this while at school and she’s sitting beside me. This class is the best I’ve ever had.
Remember to keep being kind to your friends each and every day no matter what. You may never know what they’re going through.