Due to rising COVID rates we have gone back to being fully virtual on our Zoom platform until cases go back down. Even when we were operating under our hybrid model, I had been on Zoom a lot, doing 4 out of the 5 “Good Morning Fairhaven” sessions per week along with some Virtual Kid Nooks, Doodle Brunches, Reading, and Art History. There are many reasons I enjoy the platform, such as meeting students’ pets and even their visiting family members, drawing together on the Zoom whiteboard option and creating stories together, playing games and watching others play games (I’ve learned a lot more about Minecraft in the past few months than in the last 7 years on campus), and mostly getting to know some students that I otherwise might have just had more casual conversations with.
Here are some things I’ve had the privilege to be a part of on “Zoomhaven” so far this year:
This is in addition to all sorts of other sessions held throughout the week that other students and staff are a part of, including group discussions on history, philosophy, creative writing, and so much more. Since we have switched back to being fully virtual for the time being, things like Nurture Nature (environmentalism) have sprouted on the schedule, as well as almost daily gaming sessions of all sorts, DJ dance parties and collaborative science projects, among other fun things! The Theatre Corp is recording a radio drama of Frankenstein, the Willowstone group is recording a podcast, and our various committees continue to meet throughout the week, conducting the business of the school.