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March 26, 2020 -- As schools go on lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, teachers across the country are doing even more to make their students smile.

One kindergarten teacher in Colorado went door-to-door visiting kids from her class, delivering armfuls of school supplies, to remind them how much she cares. “Such a special day watching my Mom, THE Mrs. Witt, visit all of her Kindergarten students to spread some happiness during this unusual time,” her daughter wrote on Facebook. “To say they were excited would be an understatement!”

In New Mexico, staff members from Stapleton Elementary teamed up to make their own music video to Bruno Mars’ hit song “Count on Me,” to remind their kids that they’re still there for them despite social distancing.

Teachers from an elementary school in Frisco, TX, cheered up some students by parading through their neighborhood, honking and waving from their cars.

And an elementary school teacher in Mesquite, TX, drove to each of her students’ homes to check on them -- from a safe distance -- and remind them how much she misses them.

The White House has encouraged working and “schooling from home whenever possible” to prevent the spread of COVID-19. You can read the CDC’s recommendations on school closures here.

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Facebook: Nicole Curtis, March 21, 2020. 

YouTube: "We Miss You Stapleton Elementary Students," March 24, 2020.

Facebook: Heather Kastila, March 20, 2020.

Facebook: W.O. Gray Elementary School, March 23, 2020. 


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