By Violet, age 9
We had just gotten back from recess, tired and sweaty. “Today for science,” said Ms. Del Regno, ”we’re gonna be learning something different.” We all looked excited but confused “Is it still gonna be Doug?” my friend Joy asked, “Not today.” We all sat down. “Today we’re going to watch a video to explain something called Covid 19,” said my teacher seriously. Before she started the video she said that we needed to stay home for two weeks. Some of us cheered but the rest looked concerned. The video mostly talked about how germs spread very easily. Most of us went to get hand sanitizer and my teacher stopped the video to say. “EVERYONE, there’s a two person limit!”
It was the next week. I had just woken up and was going downstairs. I noticed blue and green notebooks and math worksheets on the dinner table. “What’s all this stuff?” I asked. “It’s for homeschooling,” my dad answered “HOMESCHOOLING?” I thought I had a break,” I complained. “Honey, you don’t just get a few weeks off.” I groaned.
That day I had my first Zoom and little did I know I would need to get used to it.