“You can just pretend like your mic doesn’t work."


Fifth Grader Admits Skipping to Zoom School During Biden School Visit

by Devan McGuinness

A fifth-grade student may go down as the most honest, most sneaky, child ever. In a playful confession, a young girl who attends Yorktown Elementary School in Virginia didn’t hold back the perks of virtual school when President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden visited her classroom, and her parents must be laughing out loud right now. Here’s what happened.

On May 3, President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden visited the elementary school on the first day of Teacher Appreciation Week, according to The Daily Press. The visit was timed to address the American Families Plan, which includes offering preschool free for all 3- and 4-year-olds, and two free years of community college, as well.

While there, the Bidens met with administrators of the school before dropping by teacher Cindy Bertamini’s fifth-grade class.

The students showed off their latest school projects and shared them with the President and First Lady. They also talked about how it’s been going now that they’re back in the classroom four days out of the week. And shared how virtual school worked out or didn’t.

We know that sometimes kids are brutally honest, even when it’s not in their best interest. During the chat with the Bidens, one girl in the class confessed that she sometimes ate during virtual school when the teacher wasn’t looking. Another admitted that having school virtually allowed her to skip class and nap instead while turning off her camera.

Dr. Biden admitted to the class that she’s seen students turn the cameras off during class, laughing at the young girl’s confession about nap time. But the young girl wasn’t done sharing her secrets she learned from virtual school. She also told the President and Dr. Biden, “if you don’t know the question, you can just pretend like your mic doesn’t work.”

The First Lady replied with the phrase of any parent or teacher who has seen it all: “Oh, great!” We’re sure her parents are shaking their heads at the brutally honest moment with the President of the freaking United States, and we know she’s never going to be able to live that story down for the rest of her life.

You can watch the hilarious fifth-grade student’s confession above, starting at the 34:40 mark.