By Keanu Silva, Staff Intern
Social studies teacher Richard Nagy thinks it’s important for students to learn about pie. No, not a misspelling of the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. For this Bronx native, pie means something even more important to students: pizza.
Nagy held his traditional pizza party online this week.
Each year, Nagy plans a pizza party for the end of the year with the money gained from the “Swear Jar,” into which students must drop money after cursing. Kids pay 50 cents per word, and by the end of the year it always ends up being enough for the party.
After the COVID-19 quarantine was put in place, the class knew that face-to-face would be impossible, but thanks to video-conferencing, Nagy arranged a video pizza party where the students ate their own pizzas while talking and having a good time with their peers.
At the beginning only a few students joined the call but about five minutes later more joined, enough for everybody to have a good time. There were laughs, good talks to catch up and a lot of fun when Nagy tried to change his background to a picture.
Anybody can do something like this. It doesn’t have to be with a class but something that gives everybody a good time during these stressful quarantine moments.