ORONO, Maine — An unusually warm and sunny afternoon on Thursday offered the perfect chance for Orono’s teachers to make a special visit with their students — without ever having to leave their cars.
Like many schools around Maine, Orono’s Asa Adams Elementary has shifted all of their classes online to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. This new change has been tough on students and teachers alike, who are used to spending entire days in the classroom with each other.
So, the school came up with a plan. Instead of having a staff meeting on Thursday afternoon, the staff from Asa Adams decorated the outsides of their cars with balloons, signs and stuffed animals, and toured the town, honking and waving as they passed students.