One year ago today, many of us went to work or school as "usual" for the last time for quite some time. Others were already in the midst of significant changes as essential workers.
The last year has been challenging for all of us - in different ways and to different degrees - but we have all been affected.
We invited children and teens to "Share Their Story" with us last summer and are reaching out again as we've passed the one-year mark of living with the changes resulting from COVID. Some of the responses we received last year are here.
Our original post from last year is below. We invite you to share again - anything from any time in the last year. We'll compile all of these into a book at the library and share some (with permission) online.
What did you do that you wouldn't have done on a "normal" day?
What did you not do that you would have done on a "normal" day?
What do you like or not like about being home instead of at school?
How are you keeping in touch with family and friends while you can't visit them in person?
Have you done something to help someone else?
Has someone done something to help you?
Have you missed an event during this time?
Did you celebrate a birthday in a different way?
What are you looking forward to doing after we return to "normal?"
by Long Creations
Journal-type pages for children to document this time.
My Lockdown Diary
by Stephen McCarthy
Prompts for writing and drawing during this time of no school and social distancing.