I am super sad about this, because I really don’t like staying at home all the time. It gets kind of dull. I also miss my friends.
I am sad that we will be learning remotely for the rest of the year because I did not think that this is how I would end my 8th grade year. I also much rather go to school and hang out with my friends than stay at home.
I am very sad that we are now in remote learning because I fear that we will learn less in the remote learning setting. In addition I miss seeing all my friends at school. This isn't how I imagined I would end 8th grade.
I'm not exactly surprised, considering how my parents wouldn't have let me go to school anyways. Staying at home could only last for so long before we get tired of it. As someone who hates going outside, I'm still enjoying my time indoors before I get bored like the others.
I am extremely disappointed that we will be spending the rest of 8th grade learning from home. I feel like my brain is going to rot away as I am forced to be distracted more by constantly being on a computer. I am really missing seeing everyone in person, and even Zooms and Meets aren't even really substitutes for it. I hope we can get back to real life by the time high schools start.
I honestly didn’t have that much hope in that we were going back to school. However, I am upset that I have to end my 8th grade like that. I miss my friends and I prefer in school learning than remote learning.
When I first heard the news, I was really sad and unhappy. It’s unfortunate to know that we were never able to say goodbye and enjoy the rest of our senior school year. I was looking forward to coming back and moving on from this crisis.
I'm not too happy about it. I don't necessarily like online learning. It's not the same as learning in the classroom. At the end of all of this, we're all probably gonna need glasses from looking at screens so much.
I am fine learning remotely at home for the rest of the year. I just hope that we don't fall behind in learning. I am sad too because there will be no big graduation and no fun 8th grade stuff since we will be learning at home.
Remote learning is really confusing, but I think it’s fine. I do kinda miss everything being normal, but I’m not greatly affected by this. I am upset about school though, I hope we are able to all reunite eventually.
So true man. When this is over, you can come to a laker game.
Lebron James--I love the humor of outsiders!
When I heard the news about everyone not going back to school for the rest of the year I was very upset and unhappy, but I was also not very surprised. My first thought was about not being able to see everyone in my school anymore and how I cannot graduate normally now. I usually don't go outside and I'm more of an inside person but after a while it gets tiring to just stay home everyday not doing anything. In all honestly, I miss all my friends, classmates, teachers, and actual school.
I'm not surprised because even if school were going to be open, my parents won't let me go back. But I'm disappointed that we are not going to have a senior trip.
When I heard the news, I immediately got sad because that meant no more school, no more seeing friends, and most depressing of all, remote learning. I feel hands on learning is more beneficial for kids and even adults to learn and now that it's been taken away I feel like won't learn as well as I did when I was in school. overall, remote learning is fine but I prefer in school learning much more.
When I first heard the news, I was super upset. The first thought that came up in my mind was that i’ll never be able to see most of my friends again or do fun things with them ever again. I was really hoping my 8th grade year was ending better. I always had the slightest hope that we might be going back to school, or they might be changing it last minute.
I'm not very excited for remote learning the rest of the year because looking at a computer for a long time constantly hurts my eyes a lot for some reason. Also I don't like being home all the time.
I'm pretty sad because I won't be able to see my friends for the rest of the year, we can't have an 8th grade graduation trip, and we won't have a graduation. Lucky for me, I can still talk to my friends outside of school which is nice. Finally, we still get to learn via remote learning, so it's not like we are turning into vegetables with nothing to do everyday.
When I heard the news about school closing, I wasn't surprised. I was really sad because we also wouldn't be able to go outside and see our friends. Moreover, we would miss our graduation and the senior trip.
Not the best way to end the school year staying at home since I won't be able to see some friends. But like I stay home for most of my time anyways so this remote learning is not as bad as I thought it would be but it's just pretty boring.
When I first heard the news I wasn't really surprised because of what was already going on and at the same time I was a little upset the fact that I can't see my friends and I have to do this remote learning for the rest of the year.
I think it kind of sucks because regular school is easier to accomplish and much more fun than remote learning. Also, we won't be able to see any of our friends for a while and won't have a graduation.
When I first heard the news, I wasn’t surprised. Like I kind of had an idea but it’s still kind of sad. I’ve been home for so long and it’s so boring. Remote learning isn’t exactly the type of learning I like. I would prefer learning at school but this is what we have now.
When I was told by everyone and the news, I was not happy about it. I don’t want to continue staying home everyday, and going online for classes, it gets boring since there isn’t much you can do. But I also knew that means I wouldn’t see some of my friends again and all the fun times we had in school and sports. In addition, we never really got to say goodbye to each other, which is sad. I don’t want to start high school because I’ll be missing everyone. All in a all, I didn’t imagine that this is how I’ll end my last year of middle school, I thought 8th grade would be filled with many good times and just enjoying the trips and all. I’ll be missing my everyone.
From a teacher's perspective, I am truly disappointed. Every student has the right to have memories that they can hold onto for the rest of their lives. Unfortunately this pandemic has given us a blow in so many ways. I feel everyone's pain. You probably all feel cheated, angry, hurt, and frustrated that your 8th grade memories were abruptly cut short. Maybe we can have something to celebrate in the upcoming months.
FYI---I will be conducting sessions on google meets today---go on google stream --and I will post codes depending on your schedule. This week is all about connecting in social studies and reviewing for our quiz this Friday, April 24, 2020. I know many of you are bored and frustrated about continuing remote learning, and I know it's not fun. But we have to make the best of it and complete the remaining school year strong--please complete your assignments ---it really matters.
I'm really sad that we will have to spend the rest of the school year at home. Remote learning isn't the most effective learning method and sometimes I find it hard really hard to understand an assignment. Plus, I wouldn't be able to see most of my friends again, graduate, and go to the end of the year trips.
It really don't like this because we have the learn online and it is not as efficient as when we are in actual class.I'm sad because this is the last year with the friend I have met since 6th grade. Furthermore I never said my farewell to my friends and now i really miss then because I'm possibly never gonna see them again.
This is not good since I won't be able to see my friends. Staying at home is really boring because there's no NBA or any sports. This year was Lebron's year to win a fourth championship.
I feel a little disappointed that we won't be able to go back to school because I was really excited for track season, for graduation, and for spending my last six months at MAT with my friends. However, I must look on the bright side so... at least with remote learning, I'm getting more work done than I would at school because I have less distractions. Also, I have more time on my hands to do things I want to do like play more guitar, work on my languages, and sleep more! I hope you all are well and healthy,
I don't really like it, because some friends are going to another school. And I wanted to be able to spend some more time with them before we all leave for high school.
When I heard that there was going to be remote learning for the remaining amount of the school year, I was not that surprised because of our current situation. However, I am sad about the thought of not being able to spend my last school year at middle school with my friends.
when i first heard the news, honestly i had a feeling school was going to be cancelled because of how bad the pandemic is getting. however when i heard it it made me sad because we won’t get to spend our last year in the school. personally i’ve been at mat since elementary so it’s just sad my experience in the school ended this way.
I feel sad because I was hoping that I will able to see my friends again in school. Furthermore, I don't want to continue staying home. It's very boring and I don't get to do anything.
It’s upsetting to end our last year of MAT like this. :( I saw it coming but still had a little hope in coming to school. Now that the news are out, it’s truly devastating to accept the fact that I’ll be staring at the computer trying to concentrate on my work for 2-3 more months. On the bright side, I can get more sleep in, practice other subjects, and do other things while learning. Wishing everyone the best of luck with remote learning. Stay healthy! :)
it's a little sad for me. Personally, I was looking forward to June and graduation. I wanted to spend the last few months with my friends, but I understand that we all have to get through this part in our life.
I am taking this as a chance to learn new things. Staying at home has given me new opportunities. i am able to view the stock market while doing schoolwork. i have also learned morse code (__ ___ ._. ... .) and Japanese and chinese chess. It's fine.
I'm honestly pretty sad that our senior year had to end like this. I was really looking forward to all the fun things we could've done like field day, going to six flags, etc. Also having to stay home for another two months is really killing me alive because i don't think i can stand looking at my computer screen and sitting in the same room for another few months. But on the brighter side I sort of get more sleep( not really) and i can work at my own pace. But it was nice meeting all of you and i couldn't ask more a better middle school experience :)
I'm kinda disappointed, because one of the things I've liked about regular school was seeing my friends everyday and talking in the hallways. Now that is completely taken away and changed, but I guess its for the better.
I am sad that we won't be able to go back to school but it's for the best that we won't get sick as much if we did go to school. I feel like remote learning is alright but it's getting kinda boring since we have to do social distancing.
I do not like remote learning. For once I actually want to go to school (no offense) but the thought of not seeing my friends for all this time is making me upset. Hopefully things will get better soon.
I wasn't very surprised when I heard the news. I had kind of predicted that we wouldn't be allowed to go to school for the rest of the year considering that the US is so far behind on successfully flattening the curve and "fixing" this. I am very sad that we will not get to have the normal senior year celebrations and I miss my friends and teachers very much. However, I am prepared to take what ever we have with a positive attitude and I encourage everyone to do the same. We are all stuck in this together so we might as well make the most of it!
I wanted to go back to school by April 20, but I wasn't really surprised when they announced that we will having to do remote learning for the rest of the year. It made me really sad because I was looking forward to the 8th grade graduation, field day, and being able to see all my friends again before high school starts.
Unfortunate, but was already expecting it. I was looking forward to running track and field and looking forward to Carter breaking the middle school record for the mile. Since it's not going to happen, I'm looking forward to running track and field and cross country. It's a little disappointing that we won't go back to school but, I'm not dwelling on it and already knew it could happen sooner or later. I was hoping maybe we could go back to school on the last week of school but it is what is.
I am devastated that things are going to be like this for the rest of the year. I was excited for all the celebrations we were going to have. It is horrible to know you that I will most likely never see some people in MAT ever again.
I’m really upset and mad because we were all waiting to see each other before we go to high school, we didn’t have our proper goodbyes or hugs. It’s sad we’re not gonna graduate. remote learning is making me learn less instead of actual school where face-to-face.
I feel like it really took a big toll on us because we weren’t ready to say goodbyes or give each other hugs and now we won’t be able to graduate with each other or go on any trips and do field day especially our senior trip too and I was excited for it too but I mean they needed to do what was best for us and I mean I don’t really like remote learning like that cause I feel like we have more work than we already had at school and I also miss annoying mr weaver and my friends and having fun but I just want my friends and family and teachers to be safe and I hope we could go back but I’m doubt it.
I believe that although nothing about this situation Is ideal, this was necessary and a step towards flattening the curve.
I had no expectations for returning back to school, however it being official was a little disappointing. However I would be infuriated at the school system if we were to return right now, as that would not help flatten the curve whatsoever.
the fact that i waited for 3 years to graduate and the choice of not changes in a day is kind of not fair, i mean i get why it is happening but i feel like its taking away from my life.
It is pretty sad and hard to believe that almost our whole school year will be spent in quarantine. It is our senior year and I was looking forward to the activities we will be doing in our senior year. It is very unfortunate, but we'll live through it.
It is disappointing to have to spend the rest of the school year in remote learning. For the past weeks of remote learning, I realize how much time and effort was spent on non-productive things that could've been done in school including hands on learning actives, socializing, and more. Sometimes we take the time we can spend with friends and teachers for granted. Remote learning shows how nothing last forever which means to spend the time people do have to make good memories. Anyways, it really sucks how we won't be going on the end of the year senior trip and actually graduate.
Even though I was already anticipating this announcement, it is sad that this school year is ending like this. However, I believe this is the right decision if we want this pandemic to back down.
Like everyone else, I feel sad that our year has been cut short. I was looking forward to graduation and senior trips, but now we have to spend the rest of the school year in remote learning. It is sad that I won't see many people again, and in high school we'll all probably drift apart.
Thank you everyone for sharing your thoughts. I know this is not easy on anyone but, though shared experiences and stories we will get through this. Although, it took us out of our routine the historical memories we are apart of is truly unique.
I didn't realize how fast the year would end and just a year ago, we didn't expect anything like this to happen. We just kept welcoming better things to the world, technology advances but we didn't expect such a thing to happen. I would not expect my friends and I to part so fast.
I never realized that the school year was going to end like this. What I miss most is the interactions between me and my friends. Other then that, I think I'm adjusting to remote learning very well. I'm fine if the rest of the school year is like this. (I am well aware that this is an unpopular stance to take. I'm ready for any backlash that comes my way)
Im fine with it because it is kind of easier. But, it is sad that we have remote learning the rest of the year.
I am very disappointed that we are not going back to school. Remote learning is not something that I wake up and look forward to. In school, there is so much social interaction, but it is completely different online. Honestly, I think that most of us did not expect this to last this long and I personally didn't think that we wold be out for the rest of the school year. It also is very disappointing because this was the last year in MAT and I was looking forward to the trips and graduation, but I understand how dangerous this is and how we need to be distancing at this time. It is super unfortunate.
It's an unfortunate but practical event. It is better to be doing remote learning in a situation like this. Surprisingly I enjoy it a lot better than normal school but the only part is that I miss my friends. In general I am liking this experience which is unlike the others.
i think now that we are getting use to it. it will be a lot easier for us to learn. it is pretty cool learning at home. However i still miss going to school a lot.
I think that it's pretty disappointing that we won't be back at school for the rest of the year. Especially that this is your last year at MAT makes this situation even more disappointing. The fact that about a month ago was our last day of regular normal school and knowing that this is the new normal is upsetting. Our years at MAT flew so quickly and I was hoping that we'd have more time. I hope everything will get set back to normal soon.
I’m just really sad that I would never see many of my classmates ever again but other than that I’m ok. I actually like living and doing school at home since at school the people and the environment is just really stressful. So in general i am ok with school being canceled for the rest of the year
I share your collective disappointment. I am so proud of this 8th grade class. You are all very special to me. You are my first graduating 8th grade class at MAT. I enjoyed every moment we shared, from when we first met during your 6th grade orientation, to all the fun memories we made along the way. One of the best traits you have as a group is being resilient. Now more than ever you need to be resilient and be there for each other. While we cannot physically be in the building, we are still MAT. We are still a strong school community that goes above and beyond to take care of each other. I challenge you to reach out to a classmate, a friend, a teacher and share your hopes and fears. Together we are stronger. There is a bright light at the end of this dark tunnel.