Getting kids to focus in class is even more difficult on Zoom than it is in the classroom. Because students are at home, class can very easily become a game of show and tell. It's hard for math class to compete with the cuteness of a pet, whether the pet belongs to the teacher or a student.
A teacher in London, England kicked off a delightful thread when he wrote on Twitter about how his six-year-old students' inquiring young minds speak up in class with the most pressing of questions: 'do you have a cat?' He's not the only one, and sadly, he doesn't have a cat.