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Not quite elementary: Teachers helping students, each other make adjustments

When Willow School kindergarten teacher Christina Stevens got her class list for the 2020-2021 school year, she could not help but feel like something was off.

“This is so strange,” she said to herself.

It was the start of her second year as a teacher, but it felt like she had never finished her first. The shutdowns related to the COVID-19 pandemic started happening in mid-March. No one finished the school year inside of Willow’s walls, and that meant the Homewood teacher and her first class missed out on the end-of-the-year things kindergarteners would typically do.

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