b'Dealing with changeStudents reflect on the yearwhat they learned that they might not havediscovered without the pandemic, what they hope and wish for once its over.My life is different from a year ago. I no longer goMy life isnt as good as my life a year ago. A year to school and Im stuck at home all day. Normallyago, I felt more free. It was great but ever since on a weekend my family and I would go out andCOVID-19 it felt like we were in a jail cell. Its just go for a walk but now we cant do that be- miserable. Its sad to not see family or friends. I cause we have to social distance and wear masks.always wanted to wear a mask before, but now I I lost my grandmother on my dads side duringhate it. I never thought wearing a mask would be COVID and I have been very sad. I also had toso uncomfortable. I miss going to real school but deal with an extra kid in my house because herI know its better to go to school online so class-mom has to work. mates, teachers, and you will be safe. But some-A year ago I was at school with my friends playingthing I like is that I spend more time with parents around and traveling during holiday breaks and onand siblings. nice summer days. My grandmother and I wouldReinalyse Soto, fifth grade go on nice long bike rides and we would stop atWilliam Cramp Fit FlyerWhole Foods to get lunch. On nice hot summer days, me, my mom, my dad, and my little brother would go to the beach and play in the sand and goI learned life is short and fast. There was a lot of in the water. death during the pandemic. I felt sad and scared. I learned to become a good, honest, and matureMya Tyler, eighth gradeyoung man. I learned to keep my body and mind Waring Healthy Times healthy. I learned to do my homework early and make my bed to help me become more organized. I hope that me and my sister could visit our dad inI learned that sleep and rest are important for my Brooklyn, New York, after COVID-19. growth, emotions, schoolwork, and health. Kaeley Cazares, fourth grade Kwonnie Alexander, eighth grade Cole Manor Healthy Comet DePaul Healthy Trailblazer Journal57'