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A Kid's Argument for Pets in Class

Pets in classes
By Symphony R, age 10 I believe that there should be pets in classes. Not class pets.
Let me explain. I think kids should bring their pets into class,
as long as they behave, so you could see a new one each day.   You’re probably thinking, “ What about allergies? This sounds
like a bad idea.” Well, I have a solution for that. You could have
everyone in the class write down their allergies, so you can’t
bring that pet.

I read something that said watching fish is calming, and petting
a cat lowers your heart rate, and I would be sad and lonely if I
was away from my cats ( Also, my friend’s cat just died :(. ) .
Being with pets makes you calmer!

Something teachers would likely support is that when an animal
came, you could study its behavior. Or do a report on it! 
In conclusion, I believe bringing pets to school is a good idea, if
they behave well. 

Fun Writing Prompts!

I know many, many parents struggling with distance learning, also known as the worst type of homeschooling ever. I wanted to make something for them, for when they just do NOT have time. Here are a list of story starters and writing prompts that you can adapt. If they're typing, just give them a word count: "Pick a topic and write at least X words on it." If you or they aren't feeling decisive, just have them pick a number without looking, and that's the one they write on.

If you or your kids have further ideas, please comment! I'll add ideas.

1. I woke up and my dirty sock started talking to me.

2. I didn't mean to do it!

3. I never would have believed it could happen, but it did.

4. They said it was haunted but I didn't believe them until...

5. The island was totally deserted.

6. I started getting used to the pirate life after a month.

7. I opened the door and...

8. My parents wouldn't let me use screens today so this is what I did instead.

9. The most an…

Guest Blog by Symphony (My Niece)

Distance Learning By Symphony, age 10

Distance learning has flaws, but it’s kind of the best we can do right
now. I’m in fourth grade, and I go to a French school. My class only
has three and a half hours of school each week, and this is a problem.
I’m not saying I’m a superfan of school, which I’m not, but because
my teachers don’t have enough class time, they give insane amounts
of homework. That may be a bit of an exaggeration, but just yesterday
I had to do 6 or 7 things for school. (Some things I did procrastinate,
but still.) It took over an hour. 
I’m okay with the balance between class time and homework, but it’s
still sort of a problem. I understand the teachers’ job is to educate us kids,
but they don’t get the time to do so, so they give us a whole bunch of
homework instead! Just this week, I probably did over ten things for
homework! I can’t imagine the horror college students must be going
through. In high school and college, they already have about 3 hours of
homework a d…