By Matthew, age 10
It had been a few months since the pandemic started. School was finally starting again. “How will school be?” I kept asking myself. “Will it be hard? Will it be easy?” I asked so many questions to myself, but I realized I already had to sleep.
The next day I woke up to my alarm clock. “School will start soon.” I went to the bathroom and started to take a bath. As I went down the stairs to my school desk for the online class, I already had a problem. The internet was lagging, and I couldn’t go to class. I was so scared that I’d miss the first day of school! I went to my dad and told him about the problem. He went to my desk and realized that I didn’t connect to the internet, and he fixed the problem.”Ahhhh, finally. Time to go to class,” I said to myself confidently, but in reality, I was scared of going in. “Will my friends be the same? Will it still be fun even in this pandemic?” As I clicked the Zoom link, I was terrified. I went into class, and we started. “Hey, Matthew!” said my friends. Immediately I was relieved. They still sounded the same and acted the same. “Even though there’s a pandemic, there is always hope,” I said silently.