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Elementary school students from Green Bay Area Public Schools reflect on how first day of in-person learning went

Elementary school students reflect on how first day back to in-person learning went
Posted at 7:47 PM, Mar 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-02 08:08:01-05

GREEN BAY (NBC 26) — It was a day some parents waited days, weeks, or months for.

On Monday, some students in the Green Bay Area Public School District returned to the classroom.

Quinn and Ayra Shefchik returned to McAuliffe Elementary School for the first time in nearly a year.

"We did some counting and then we did letters. We set up our desks and cleaned it,” said Ayra who is in first grade.

Their mom Sara said the girls were more than ready to be back.

“They’ve been pretty excited. We’ve had their bags packed as of last week Friday already. All set to go. It was all smiles this morning and they were ready to go. They were excited. It was pretty easy to put them on the bus because they were just so happy to go,” Sara said.

For Quinn whose a 5th grader she says while the first day went smooth, it did look a little different.

“Because we had to go on Zoom meetings for some of our stuff even though we were in the classroom like for reading groups because we had two people that had to stay online,” Quinn said.

Sara said she's excited for the kids to be back in the classroom and get back to learning.

"Just so happy that they had a great day and that they have a great school, a great staff. They love their teacher and just so happy they get to be back with them,” Sara said.

Monday marking the turn of a new page and chapter for not only these two students but the rest of the district.