These poems were written by the 5th grade class in May 2020, as an assignment for their English class.
Covid-19 is chaos and everything is wild and crazy.
All of the people that used to be all over the streets
Are now at home probably enjoying some sweets.
Many can not see their friends and family.
But some are video calling happily.
Covid-19 is chaos.
Parents teaching kids at home are pleading “Someone please pay us!”
Poem #2 Distance Learning
Distance Learning is no fun.
My little brother has to find rhymes for ‘bun.’
I miss seeing my friends and teachers.
My white board is no smart- board, it has no special features.
One good thing about distance learning
Is that I finish school in the morning.
Poem #3 Social Distancing
Social Distancing isn’t fun, but it’s okay.
Hanging out with my family so much makes me want to get away.
I have video called a few people.
I have gone to church without seeing a steeple.
I have made and eaten a pie,
Then I fell asleep and dreamt I could fly.
Social Distancing is a little fun,
But I can’t wait till it’s done.
By Carly Hubert
You got aches, pains
Fever, and chills.
Short of breath
They say this is a
Do we stay quarantined for safety?
Numbers keep rising
People stay in hiding
Learning from home
Parents are now teachers
Us students have to teach
Them our ways.
Because it's always here!
Away from friends
Out of routine.
Ready for normality
Staying in my pjs
6 feet away
Stand on sticker,
Follow all arrows.
Make sure to keep distance
Always being precautious.
Constantly being told
Wash your hands
Wear a mask!
You get nasty looks
If you stand to close.
Stay 6 feet away!
By Dominic Senst
The virus people are going crazy about
No one knows if we are going to survive
Will it end or not
Will the coronavirus stop.
It is fun but not all the time
We still have to do school
Til the virus ends
It is fun fur but not all the time.
We have to stay away from loved one
Can not high five
Have to wear a mask
By Kysha Wani
1. The Coronavirus
The virus is bad
It makes me sad
We’re stuck at home
While the virus roams
I hope it’s done soon
Before we all go boom!
2. Distance Learning
Distant Learning is better than normal school
There aren’t as many rules
I am a pro on my Chromebook
Sometimes I don’t have to look
Summer is almost here
When that happens I’ll let out a cheer
3. Social Distancing
I miss all my friends
Maybe I could see them through a telescope lens
We have to stay away for now
Cuz I’m a cow
By Paige Wondercheck
1.Covid-19 2.Distance learning 3.Social Distancing
You may be sick I take my time i can’t go anywhere
i’m not i don’t whine so i’ll stay here
Stay away i do just fine i’ll mess around
so i can play and not do anything
By Jordan Therkilsen
Covid - 19
Pandemic, outbreak, sad times, tears
Front line workers, family, fears.
Quarantine, outbreaks, no interaction.
We all now need mask protection.
Using computers instead of paper.
Pile of books upon the table.
Teachers all still talk to you,
With videos and texting, too.
Practicing trumpet before it gets too late.
For math - it’s harder to concentrate.
Coronavirus doesn’t care - it’s cruel !
I miss my friends! I’d rather be in school !
I don’t mind staying 6 feet apart from those I don’t know,
But if I could hug my friends, I’d be there tomorrow!
Trying to keep myself entertained in my room,
Blocking out all of TV’s sadness and gloom.
I’m missing high fives, handshakes, and hugs.
I don’t miss girl drama, boys’ burps, and shrugs.
I miss being part of the crowd at a basketball game.
No football, volleyball, or softball seems such a shame.
This darn social distancing isn’t for me,
When I go on nature walks, I feel free!
By Sophie Paplow
Where oh where
Did you come from?
Why are we stuck inside?
When will it end?
When oh when
Can we be free?
Learning from afar
Here I am…
Home all day…..
In my pjs…..
Staring at a screen…..
I miss my friends!!!!
Stay 6ft away!
Don’t stand so
Don’t stand so
Don’t stand so close to me
By Liam Nelson
Spreading from person to person we hope it will stop but sadly the virus will not.
Not able to see our teachers smiling faces everyday . Missing them more and more.
Keep your distance and help do your part to stop this virus.
By Treyton Knutson
I do not like the Coronavirus,it is ruining us all, and no one can have a ball
I do like distant learning,because you aren't in school, distant learning isn't cool
I do not like social distancing,it is keeping us from being together and free
By Timothy Jacob
The CoronaVirus is the worst thing that has ever happened!
It ruins sport and school.
It makes kids not see their friends anymore.
This is so kids can do school work but on a chromebook or ipad.
It's not fun, but at least you get to stay home!
Some kids miss school, and don’t get to see their teachers.
This makes people mad.
They can’t hug people, they can’t shake hands, and they can’t stand right next to each other.
Nobody likes staying 6 feet away from other people
By Kennedy Carter
Corona is a very contagious
We stay away from people
People are getting bored at home.
We can stay within 6 feet
I can’t see my friends
It’s sad that we can’t see our family.
I miss them very much.
It can be hard
Sometimes I have trouble
I miss going to school.
By Celia Vogel
Now we are stuck at home 6 feet apart
With masks on are faces can’t by anything parents have to to it for
Us cause we can’t go in the store.
We used to have a lot of packets now we are all online can’t talk to my friends only over google meets and now i only have me in my own classroom.
We can’t even talk at the store cart by cart cause we have to be 6-feet apart can’t even see my grandparents or cousins or friends.
By Kendra Schroeder
Coronavirus how I hate you
You kill people
You make me mad
Away from my friends
On a computer
Work no noise
6 feet apart
No food at restaurants
By Natalee Lenning
It started in china
Get speed out the world
It makes people feel sick
Is very hard
We have to use computer more
Is very hard
Because you don't see
By Marshal Willhite
I am afraid of covid coming to my house
I am afraid of get covid
I am afraid of stay home
I am afraid of this stuff
So, please stay away from me
School is so hard without my teacher
School at home is like hard as a rock
School is so hard without my friends
School is even harder with desk
But the thing i miss most of all is getting out of school
Distancing is so hard all I want to play play
Distancing is hard for you and me
Distancing make live a lot more harder
Distancing is not for me and you
By Jonah Skarupa
Coronavirus can go away,
Coronavirus is not welcome to stay,
Coronavirus go away!
Distant learning is not fun
Lets just be done
I wanna see my friends
I wanna see my family
I want all of this to be done!
By Madilyn Marsh
So much harder,
Miss my teachers and friends,
Wish it didn’t come,
Hard to do work,
Haredly food and water,
In the store, you can sleep in,
There is tape on the store floor,
Everything is gone in stores,
You can get done with school whenever,
Makes crafts every week.
By Addyson Marozik
Spreading like a rumor,state to state,
Staying at home with your mate,
They say to stay away,
Coronavirus go away.
Distance learning keeps us apart,
We do work on a chromebook,
No friends to talk to,
But it keeps us safe at home,
Keeps us safe from covid-19
Six feet apart from everyone,
Facetime to talk to friends,
No going to each other's houses,
Or holding new cousins,
Social distancing keeps us safe.
By Morgan Hubert
I woke up hot
My nose was full of snot
I felt so dizzy
So was my friend Lizzy
I didn’t want to eat
Except for a beet.
I woke up at eight
My english was late
I started to faint
Art was next, I grabbed my paint
My homework is done
And then had some fun.
Six feet apart
It breaks my heart
Wearing a mask
Is quite a task
I wash my hands
Now I feel grand
By Natasha Erickson
Here I sit at my kitchen table,
Uneager, unwilling, and feeling unable.
I miss my friends,
I miss my school,
I really wish my mom
Was as cool as you.
I haven't seen my friends
For what feels like six months.
Do to this disasters infection i wish it wasn't
a thing, it is now today.
People wearing masks
And locking their doors up tight.
Everyone is to afraid to leave,
For fear there is no end in sight.
Stuck at home
Being homeschooled at the table.
Wishing and hoping that someday
This virus isn’t among us.
We have to stay apart six feet
And it’s not because our feet stink.
We have to wear a mask, and it's not to go to a party.
Although if we could go to a party,
That would be pretty gnarly.
We’ve had a lot of family time,
And a lot of down time.
We are getting things done,
And having tons of fun.
By Trae Deuschle
It started in Wuhan China
A cough then a handshake
And then a couple more
Now we have to stay in side
We can’t see our friends right now
It has affected everyone
We can’t go to the school building
Now home is our everywhere
Our school work and church
But i’m glad for technology
So we can do our work
And see our friends
We can’t be near people
who don’t live with us
Stay six feet away
No more gatherings
With a surplus of ten people
We have to stay six feet away
By Jadyn Beranek
A burden we see
A surprise that come from overseas
How it has changed everything everywhere
At every place we go everything is no more
A new normal I see
Where nothing is the same
Overseas everywhere this is a new thing
Where everyone is always away
We can't be close
We can only be far
No one sees anyone like before
We only see a blank road ahead
By Camryn Therkilsen