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Grate­ful

by Cillian 26

Many of our students are being asked to reflect on various aspects of their lives during this time. The reflec­tion below was written by 6th grade student Cillian in response to ques­tions posed to him by his teach­ers, Molly and Emily.

Online learn­ing caused us to learn new things very quickly. What have you learned about your­self in this expe­ri­ence? How have you grown as a student? In what acad­e­mic areas do you feel like you have improved? In what areas have you felt you needed more support?

I think what I’ve learned about myself is that I take a lot for granted. This is a tough time for all of us, but I am lucky enough to live in a nice house and have an amazing family, a bed to sleep in, and food on the table. Though I am grate­ful for what I have, I think that I am much more grate­ful now than I was before the Coro­n­avirus took over our lives. For better or worse, this time has taught me that we all need to appre­ci­ate what we have because it could be a lot worse.

I’ve grown as a student because I had to adapt to this new normal. This expe­ri­ence has changed the way I look at school.