Reflections and Takeaways Special Edition - Page 37

This day has come, it has truly come. Online learning. At first, before all the teachers were introducing the zoom. First, I didn’t think much of it, until well, I tried it myself. I was in grade 5, the first thing I did was going on zoom and join the link. When I joined the zoom there was a pop up saying join with audio, I didn’t press it and instead, just put it away. Believe it or not, for half an hour, I was trying to figure out why I couldn’t hear Miss Kathleen. In the end, I was laughing because I just had to press a button. Things changed drastically, counties were closed and that was such bad and terrible news. I knew I would never see my mom again. After that, I was weeping and crying for a week or two. Not only that but there were also frustration and stress all the way. Eventually, I got used to it. Later on in grade 6 we had to go online for a while and this time it was much more organized and all students and teachers were used to it. I really want to say a HUGE thank you to all teachers and staff for being together and not giving up. Now everything is almost back to normal.

Maria Shishkanova