SPOKANE, Wash. — Keeping kids connected to the classroom is tough to do when they're stuck at home. 

But Spokane-area teachers are reaching out to make this time a little less scary for students.

Some local schools have held car parades, with teachers driving through local neighborhoods to wave to the kids, such as what happened at Atlas Elementary. Some kids and teachers didn't get to say goodbye, so it was a nice way to connect while staying socially distant.

In Spokane, some teachers have turned retro, writing letters to say hello to the students that they are missing.

"It's just those tiny conversations each morning that I miss.  The 'Hi, how are you?' All of those interactions that I get to hold and cherish, I definitely miss those," said Torrey Finn, a local special education teacher.

Alyssa Crabtree, a local second-grade teacher, said she thinks about her students everyday.

"I think about them everyday.  I think, 'Oh it's 11 o'clock, we are going to lunch.' Or 'Oh, it's 10:30, we'd be doing ELA (English-Language Arts).'  I think about them during the day and think what we would be doing if we were in our normal routine," Crabtree said.

KREM wants to hear how you're staying together during the coronavirus outbreak.  Post a picture or video to social media and let us know using #InlandTogether. 

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