A note from Kirsten. It’s Shark Week at KIRated… In this blog #newintern, a 5th grader talks about swimming with sharks and how to get out of doing the dishes. The #newintern has been with KIRated since right before his 10th birthday in May. His role is offering feedback on all social media content prior to publishing. He also shares funny stories on our video conference calls and helps me #tiaboss and #theintern brainstorm new ideas.
Shark week at KIRated……Brought to you by a 5th grader who swims with sharks and doesn’t like doing dishes. Enjoy! xoxo Kirsten
Hi, I am now a 5th grader. I am also the #newintern. I live only three blocks away from the beach and the Atlantic Ocean. Let me tell you about my week or as I call it, shark week.
Not too much has changed here at the beach in the summer of Covid 19. For me the only two new things about the global pandemic that I am involved in now are, my brother and I refuse to get haircuts and since we are already in phase 4 #NYStrong that everyone has to wear masks to go into public places.
Now I will tell you about my typical summer day. During a pandemic or not….
The first thing I like to do is swim in the ocean.
I am a 5th grader and I swim with sharks. I don’t think about it much, that I am swimming in shark infested waters. But it is true. Sharks are just off the coast, right here, at the beach where I swim. I am there early in the morning from 7:45-9am. This is before the lifeguards go up. Sometimes we surf, other times we swim and at the end we play in the ocean. There were shark sightings every day last week. It was shark week!
After that I will go home to eat breakfast and then go back to the beach. If there are no sharks!
If there are sharks, I play with my brother, maybe even ride on my bike or skateboard.
After that we get stuck on what to do next.
I might go to a friend’s house or maybe to swim in my neighbors’ pool. Sometimes we skateboard or bike around the neighborhood with them.
Then around 5pm, we have to start thinking about dinner.
I try to help with making dinner so I don’t have to help clean up dishes after.
That is the rule at my house, you have to help. We all have chores.
Then we go to bed.
And that is a day in the life of a 5th grader during coronavirus at the ‘beach’….
Sometimes I swim with sharks.
Some days I get out of doing the dishes and helping with dinner clean up.
Other days, I don’t.
Like reading this? Want to compare a 5th grader’s thinking on #covidsummer to a 15 year old’s #coronacation thoughts? Check out the blog post by #theintern