After the first day of remote kindergarten, I asked my daughter what she thought of it. She said, “Kindergarten is boring. Is every day going to be like this?” I had to fight back tears.
This is a little girl who loved preschool and was so excited to start kindergarten. I tried to prepare her for distance learning (our school is 100 percent remote) and explained that she wouldn’t get to be with her teacher in person. But clearly it didn’t sink in until that first day.
Little by little, she’s gotten used to it. Her teacher is great, and I can tell that my daughter is learning. I look for small ways to rekindle that joy she used to have for school. Still, she’s disappointed. And that makes me sad.