A letter to COVID-19
In this summer, my children’s school recommended writing or math support at home. I chose writing assignment and have given my children a topic a day everyday when they are with me.
My children are 10 year old twins (boy and girl). They write little less than two pages a day in this summer.
The reason why the school recommended was based on some concern that remote learning system might have been shorted to meet the standard expectation due to the unique circumstance.
We unfortunately had to find that those children cut the on-line classes and visited irrerevant websites like Youtube or heavily chatted with their friends on the usage of their lap-tops.
It was a stressful time for the children under the lockdown situation while they found the world about playing with their friends at school.
I surely felt that they would need some help on it so I committed to look at their writing in this summer.
When they can use their laptop, they tend to drift to the other websites so I prepared paper, pencil to write and also paper dictionary to check the spelling.
I planned to look at their hand writing, grammar and also spelling too.
I am so glad that we did this in this summer. Not only they improved their writing but also depending on the topic, I had opportunities to understand my children in depth or in different perspectives too and even found hidden talents too.
It was some kind of work that I had to check their writing everyday but I gained much more than my own efforts on it.
I am a professional writer too published my books in Japan and the US in both languages so I should be qualified with a duty to check 4th graders’ writing.
It was much more interesting than I ever expected. I liked my topic for them to write a letter to COVID-19 so I decided to write a letter to COVID-19 too in this occasion.
Here is my letter to COVID-19.