Advice for the future

| By Alex, 8th grade | June 2021 … You are going to receive a lot of advice about what to do with your life and how to be successful once you reach eighth grade. This is commonly someone else’s opinion of your life. This will happen throughout your life, most commonly after you graduate […] Read More

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Going back to school

| By Nashiya, 8th grade | Switching between online and in person is probably one of the biggest challenges I’ve faced so far this year, but it’s also been one of the best changes. Before we went in person, I was really nervous. I didn’t think I would enjoy it that much there, but on […] Read More

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So excited to be back

| By Teagan, 4th grade | April 2021 … Being back in the classroom is very exciting! We have not been in the classroom in over a year, so I was very happy that I got to go back to school.  It was fun being able to see people in person who I have only been […] Read More

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Many changes at school

| By Jose, 4th grade | April 2021 … When I went back to school, I felt a lot of different things. We could not go on the equipment at recess, and we had to wear a mask at lunch. When you get your food, it’s in a bag. You have a number on your lanyard […] Read More

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The benefits of a break

| By Jehiel, 8th grade| April 2021 … Something that I learned about myself is that I  need to take a break. The pandemic has taken a really hard mental toll on me. A lot of personal things happened because of it, and I was just sad a lot of the time. But my family helped me to […] Read More

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The things I’ve learned

| By Dion, 8th grade | April 2021 … I’ve learned a lot about myself this past year. I learned that I can draw, and that I draw pretty well. I can stay up late at night for a long period of time without going to sleep. Even though I know it’s not good for […] Read More

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What I wish I had known

|By Katelyn, 3rd grade| March 2021 … It was Thursday, March 12, 2020. Everybody at Gotwals Elementary School heard the announcement over the loudspeaker: “Good afternoon, Gotwals Elementary School students. Unfortunately, we all will be given a two-week vacation at home because of coronavirus. We will be cleaning the schools while you are at home.” People in my classroom were […] Read More

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Craving French fries

| By Jordan, 4th grade| February 2021 … After the pandemic I would like to go to Dave & Buster’s.  I am craving Dave & Buster’s French fries and chicken strips!  We used to play the race car games as we waited for our food.  I remember trying to get as many tickets as possible to redeem […] Read More

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Dreaming of Art Museum

| By Jazmine, 4th grade| February 2021 … The first thing I would like to do after the pandemic is to visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  I have never been there, but I have friends that have been there. They showed me pictures of it and it looks so nice. My dad also is involved in the Art […] Read More

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Not everything has changed

| By Bahiya, 8th grade | December 2020 … My life from a year ago versus my life today is different in many ways. Last year I was actually attending school with my fellow classmates, and this year I have to interact with them virtually. The global pandemic caused everyone to stop going to school […] Read More

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