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Westar Elementary May Newsletter
Coley Fehringer

Read the May Westar Elementary newsletter, including a reflection on the 2020-2021 school year, photos from April and more! 

Reflecting on the 2020-2021 School Year

As the year is winding down, we are beginning to reflect on the 2020-2021 School Year. It's been said many times before, but this was a year like no other. We asked our students some questions, to see how they would remember the year:

What is one word you would use to describe the year? 

  • Crazy -Dmytro, 4th grade
  • Exciting -Arrianna, Kinder
  • Unexpected -Ariana, 5th grade
  • Cool! -C J, 1st grade
  • Slow -Madeline, 8th grade
  • Change -Hayven, 2nd grade
  • Complicated -Addison, 7th grade
  • Unique -Rinoa, 6th grade
  • Frustrating -Mikayla, 3rd grade
  • Hectic -Teachers

What is the biggest challenge that you overcame? 

  • My friend moving away. - 5th grader
  • I overcame my lack of focus. - 7th grader
  • Sitting in front of the computer. - Kinder
  • Fighting with my brother. - 1st grader
  • Moving schools in the middle of the pandemic. - 8th grader
  • Learning dvision. - 3rd grader
  • Changing my sleep schedule constantly. - 6th grader
  • Believing in myself. - 2nd grader
  • Learning how to do school over the computer -4th grader

What is the most unusual place that you did distance learning? 

  • The BMX track
  • In the car (most popular response!)
  • In a canyon in San Diego
  • In the bathroom (cameras were off!)
  • Sedona
  • Mexico
  • Texas
  • Michigan
  • At the airport
  • California
  • On a boat
  • On my trampoline

Read the complete May newsletter