A rising emotional toll is hitting the youngest students hard
Sophia Sanchez, age 9 and stuck in perpetual Zoom school, is crying a lot lately.
Her mother and sister rush in and ask what went wrong. Did the Internet go out again? Is her computer plugged in? Is the math too confusing? Sophia can’t really answer. She’s too upset, wondering whether she’ll ever learn new things again, fearing she’ll fail the fourth grade and, more than anything, missing her friends. She hasn’t seen a single friend since March, when she was in third grade.
“So I just get really angry and frustrated,” she said. “I cry.”
Featured Image, Karen James works in late October while her daughter Olivia attends virtual school at their home in Alexandria, Va.(Amanda Andrade-Rhoades for The Washington Post)
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