Teachers and students in our area seem to be missing each other a lot as they deal with coronavirus-related school closures.
Over the last few days in Maryland, teachers have been organizing "parades," which involve them driving past students' homes in groups.
"Matula Elementary teachers from La Plata, MD paraded through the neighborhoods of their students today!" Dana Webster wrote in a message to ABC7 on Monday. "The teachers decorated their cars, made signs, honked and waved to the families that lined the sidewalks and yards!! It was a great way for the teachers to show that they love and miss their students, and for the students to see their missed teachers!!"
"Teachers from our elementary school, Windy Hill Elementary, in Owings (Calvert Co), MD spent over 3 hours parading past their students’ homes today," Melanee Derenzy wrote. "Organized by teacher, Kristen Morris, this was the best thing in the past week! Lots of moms with tears in our eyes! Pure joy. They LOVE their students."
SkyTrak7 hovered over another group of teachers from Whitehall Elementary School in Bowie on Wednesday morning as they did a similar "parade."
On Tuesday, staff members from Kent Island Elementary School and Bayside Elementary School on Kent Island also joined in on the parade fun.
"I was driven to tears as I saw the first group of kids standing roadside to yell and cheer us on. There were beautiful signs, smiles, tears, and screams of 'Thank you!' and 'We miss you!' I spent the first hour and a half hours crying," Jean Stohlman, a 3rd-grade teacher at Bayside Elementary School said.
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