Russellville 5th graders write book about the pandemic

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark.— One teacher is going above and beyond to help her students cope with the pandemic.

When the pandemic started, kids spent their days learning virtually without the comradery in the classroom.

Once they returned to in-person learning, they sat in masks, not knowing what their classmates or teachers looked like underneath.

“This is something new and we are all experiencing this together,” said Marcia Correia, teacher at Russellville Intermediate School.

Correia said when her students returned to the classroom, they wanted to share their own struggles with the pandemic.