While interviewing Sarah Cumming, head of school at Promise Academy, I learned that she sees her students and their families twice a week for packet drop off and pick up. I wanted to use this bi-weekly check in to find out how children are experiencing pandemic, expressed through their artwork. Thankfully, Sarah was game and helped make it happen.
A few weeks later, I held a stack of drawings. One poster was filled with family photos and a poem, “When COVID Stopped the Day,” submitted by first grader Miracle Jackson. Suddenly, I imagined Miracle’s grandchildren finding this poster, yellowed with age, poring over her record of events before and during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic.
Enjoy this visual exploration as our life-with-COVID days unfold, through the words and drawings of Tyler children.
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