With less than a day’s notice, every teacher across the globe was forced to drastically change the entire teaching and learning system of public and private school as we know it. Students, teachers, and parents around the world were quarantined, stores closed, restaurants boarded up. Life became measured by a “6 foot socially-distanced” norm. However, for children locally and internationally, this instantaneous call to action silenced their needs, locked up their hopes, and felt as if their world had come to an end. This book is the collection of stories from a class of students and their teacher who recorded their thoughts and experiences navigating through the world’s COVID-19 pandemic of 2020.
Trace the social-emotional journey of this class of fifth-grade students and their teacher as they learn to navigate how to deal with the effects of the coronavirus on public education in America.