The flu finally hit Birches. This prompted many conversations about staying healthy, but, more importantly, reminded us how we value every single member of our school community. When even a few students are gone, our close-knit group keenly feels their absence. After sending lots of positive, healthy vibes to the sick students, the class decided to write a poem and record a video for their home-bound friends. This turned into an impromptu writing lesson as we brainstormed words and phrases and worked with meter and rhyme to craft the poem together.