Pandemic Schooling at My Dining Room Table

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Sound it out. What does it rhyme with? It’s the same end sound as the last-

Get off the floor.

Please get off the floor. I’ll get you a snack, but you can’t have a floor snack.

Good. Now focus. You’ve done two problems and there are…38 to go.

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You very well MAY end up being a professional origami maker when you grow up, but you still need to graduate 4th grade first.

Why are you crying?

Would you put your feet on your real teacher? Sit up straight.

Sure, you can have another snack. We’re out of everything!? It’s only been nineteen hours since we last risked our lives grocery shopping!!

Why am I crying? Because you’re crying.

Yes, fine. Have a dog treat. I don’t care.

I’m pretty sure that 8 x 7 was 56 last time, too. It’s not the computer that’s dumb this time.

Ok, you’re right. I’m sorry. That wasn’t nice. Let’s hug it out.

What are you doing? Would you put your MOUTH on your real teacher?

Maybe we’ll study rabies next in science class.

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At first I searched for free internet pictures on “students” and then went more specific, with “sadness,” “misery,” “hiding from life.” Nailed it! Photo by Pixabay from Pexels

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