By: Mary Snell, grade 4
Life in Covid19 by Mary Snell
April 13, 2020
My name is Mary. I am 9 years old and I live in Duxbury. I am interested in tennis, photography, reading and writing (most recently I started archery). I like to write stories and songs. I like to read sci-fi and fiction.
My family and I have been doing well. We are good at keeping ourselves busy. Depending on the weather if it’s rainy I am on my Kindle playing Roblox or reading my book called the World Ends in April by Stacy McAuntly. It’s a great book about an asteroid hitting earth. If it’s sunny, I’m outside doing archery or playing on my ninja line or I’m with my dog Sparkles on a walk. When I am bored I ask my Mom or Dad if we can do archery or play on my Kindle.
The things I miss the most about my normal life are playing with my friends, school, going to see my grandparents and going to parties at my friend’s house. I am Zooming with my friends and grandparents and my school friends to keep in touch with them. Zoom is an app you can use to see your friends and talk with them on your computer or phone. My friends that are too far away I get to zoom with them. It’s really fun to zoom with them. We start screen shares and play tic tac toe or just talk to each other. When the meeting is over we sometimes talk in the chat.
My family and I have adjusted to being at home by saving more food by eating what we can and eating leftovers. My Dad works from home in his office and comes down once in a while to say hi or to get a snack.
My mom, my sister and I made a classroom in my dining room. We have a map of the United States and a poster of the digestive system on the walls and my big white board is also used in the classroom 🙁 . We use it to keep our schedule for the day, our spelling words, and Mom uses it to teach. We have to write in a journal everyday. My mom makes us do Google classroom, reading and writing every day.
I can see my neighborhood friends when we go on walks but we have to stay 10 feet away from each other. Sometimes we bring a ball on our walks so if we stop and say hi we can kick the ball around.
The pandemic has taught me to keep busy when I can’t do much!