Teacher Transforms Desks Into Socially Distanced 'Trucks' to Make Classroom Fun Rather Than Scary | 22 Words

As we slowly start returning back to normality, certain precautions need to be put in place to prevent us from plummeting back to ground zero.

Unfortunately, as schools re-open, they can be a daunting place, particularly for younger children.

So one teacher went out of her way to make her classroom fun rather than scary...

As things have started to get back to normal, we've all had to adapt to a new way of living.

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Despite these subtle changes, there finally seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel.

In the past few weeks, we've been trying to get back to normality...

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With things beginning to reopen again.

But whilst things are getting back to normal, we must still take precautions.

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This is very important because we need to stop the spread of the virus.

In fact, some precautions are becoming mandatory in some places.

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Including here in the U.S.

In some states, it has become mandatory to wear a face mask on certain occasions.

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For example, in some retail stores like Costco, customers are required to wear one. And not to mention on public transport.

Some people are choosing to wear a face-covering regardless.

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To provide them with peace of mind. I mean, that seems to be a good idea. Along with that, people are carrying around bottles of hand sanitizer and wet wipes.

But there are issues with face masks that many people have discovered.

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Not only are they in short supply, after most countries in the world are requiring PPE.

But the issue that many people have discovered is how uncomfortable face masks can be.

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Particularly when they are worn for a long period of time.

They can also make it hard to breathe whilst wearing.

But the uncomfortable nature is a small price to pay for the safety they could provide.

Many people have resorted to making their own masks.

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Both for themselves and for essential workers, as they are not being provided with enough.

Despite this, health experts have stressed their importance.

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Healthline describes them as "crucial in the fight against the pandemic." They stressed that this rule is to protect others and not yourself. Wearing a mask reduces the transmission of the disease by at least half.

A lot of people have decided to take on board these expert suggestions...

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Which can make places pretty daunting, especially for young children returning to school.

That's the reason why one teacher is trying to make her classroom as welcoming as possible for her returning students.

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Jennifer Birch Pierson, a kindergarten teacher from Texas decided to create socially distanced "truck desks" to make her class that little bit better for students.

Her bright idea quickly went viral after a photo of her classroom was posted on a popular parenting page.

Alongside the picture, it read "No playing. Masks all day. Six feet apart at all times."

The picture shows desks that are apart and with visors on, but not just any visors.

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These visors are car windscreens and the desks have been turned into trucks with a little bit of cardboard and paint.

"School seems like a frightening place when you read about all the safety measures kids will have to adhere to this year" the post continues.

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"Thankfully, there are educators, like Jennifer Birch Pierson, a Kindergarten teacher from Texas, who are making lemonade from some very sour lemons and making their classrooms as welcoming and comforting as possible for our littlest learners."

"Check out how she set up her classroom desks to look like a bunch of trucks on the road. She even makes the required desk shields look like windshields."

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"Those students who enter her classroom may have a tough time, but clearly they are in the hands of a caring teacher, and that's something all parents can be grateful for."

The idea was a success with the post receiving 20 thousand shares and 10 thousand likes.

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Not to mention the praise received in the comments.

One user replied to the post saying "Kudos to this kindergarten teacher. She is helping the children feel ok. God bless her for her big heart and consideration."

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And another agreed writing "I've always marveled at the way teachers decorate their classrooms. I bet the kids will just be happy to be there with friends"

That really is a teacher going above and beyond to keep her pupils safe but also happy.

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