Public educational company Scholastic has come up with a creative and generous way of keeping children busy and learning during school closures.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, schools have been closed to further prevent the spread of the virus. In response, Scholastic set up a “Learn at Home” website that features four categories of learning: Pre-K and Kindergarten, Grades 1 and 2, Grades 3-5, and Grades 6+. Each section contains one week’s worth of content for students with an additional 15 more being developed.
Content for each day will consist of fun articles, stories, videos and lots of learning challenges meant to “keep kids reading, thinking and growing.” Students will even be able to go on virtual field trips and meet best-selling authors, all from the comfort of their own home.
The website provides up to three hours of content each day and is compatible with any device.
The website also provides resources for administrators and teachers during the time of school closures. Scholastic recommends virtual meetings via Zoom or Google Hangouts for those teachers that still want to connect their students while administrators are encouraged to share the Scholastic “Learn at Home” website with all families.
The resource does not require a username or password and is open and free for all to use.